International social insurance


Social security also has an international dimension. This is seen in the conclusion of intergovernmental agreements and in the participation in the work of international organisations. The conclusion of coordination agreements prevents the persons affected being disadvantaged in international matters. In the context of international organisations, standards for social security in particular are drawn up.

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Information for insured persons

We compiled a list of the answers to the most frequently asked questions on the following page:


History of social security

Dive into the history of social security in Switzerland.


Legal bases + agreements

The “Agreements” division is responsible for concluding and implementing intergovernmental agreements on the coordination of national social insurance systems.


In department-led research, basis for the evaluation and development of policies, legislation and its implementation are drawn up.

Last modification 19.06.2024

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