The SwissRussian Forum, a non-profit organization, acts a chamber of commerce and industry which aims to promote a sustainable and ethical economy in Switzerland and Russia. The Forum, which has an international focus, was established under Swiss law in 2006 and is supervised by the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs. As a beneficial and non-commercial organization, the Forum has tax-exempt status.
Our mission is to promote the exchange of information and knowledge between Switzerland and the Russian Federation. We focus particularly on interdisciplinary, intercultural communication and creating high-level networks of representatives from the worlds of politics, the economy, science and technology, law, the financial sector, and culture. The SwissRussian Forum contributes to improving relations between Switzerland and the Russian Federation, on both a human and a business level. We are also striving to establish bilateral projects in several thematic areas for the benefit of people and the economies in both countries and, ultimately, for the common good.
The SwissRussian Forum has been the officially recognized SwissRussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since May 2016.
The organization seeks to attract funding from private enterprises and institutions in order to avoid asking for public funds. As partners and members of the Forum, institutional donors enjoy the following benefits as a result of their financial support:
• Members are part of an active network and have free access to target-oriented, interdisciplinary information and the transfer of know-how
• Members benefit from special services
• Members receive support for their business activities and are part of an organization which enjoys a sterling reputation