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Unione Ticinese will soon celebrate its 145th anniversary

Save the Date - 9th February 2019

 

The Unione Ticinese is one of the oldest Swiss clubs in the United Kingdom.
It was founded in February 1874 by Stefano Gatti, a restaurant-owner and entrepreneur whose family had arrived in London from Marogno in the Val di Blenio a few decades earlier.

It was a mutual aid society intended to provide care in sickness and company in health to the increasing number of Ticinesi working as waiters, but also as ice men and other professions, usually as employees of more successful Ticinese immigrants in London.

For more information on its history visit the website

96th Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Visp - August 2018

The theme of the Congress was: "Switzerland without Europe – Europe without Switzerland" a topical theme for us Swiss living in the UK! Brexit, mobility of people and goods, the campaign for an independent and neutral Switzerland were only a few among many political hot topics discussed during the Congress. Knowledgeable guest speakers were invited to discuss these points which created very interactive debates.

Brexit remains an important topic for the New Helvetic Society and soon we will be providing details of our next Brexit Forum, which will take place at the Embassy in London. The recurring relevant matters to the Swiss Abroad of banking and e-voting were equally discussed at the Congress. For the latter issue, a worldwide online petition has been launched by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). We encourage all our members to sign the petition here (available in German, French, Italian and English)

If you are interested in watching all of the Congress, or part of it, the complete recording is available on the YouTube Channel of ASO 

A TALK WITH THE AMBASSADOR: Brexit, what does it mean for the British and Swiss destiny in Europe?

On the 24th of January the Swiss Embassy in the UK hosted a public talk delivered by H.E. the Ambassador Alexandre Fasel on the theme ‘Brexit: what does it mean for the British and Swiss destiny in Europe?’ (Watch the video). The event was organised by the New Helvetic Society in cooperation with FOSSUK (Federation of Swiss Societies in the UK) and captured the interest of a wide audience of Swiss citizens as well as those from other nations with its aim to clarify what the Swiss Government and the Embassy in particular are doing for their fellow citizens during Brexit talks and to answer to people’s questions.

Talk by H.E. The Ambassador of Switzerland Dominik Furgler

On Monday 22 June 2017, H.E. The Ambassador of Switzerland, gave an interesting and informative talk on British-Swiss Bilateral Relations and how Brexit is affecting them. You can download the presentation here.

New: Pay NSH by Bank Transfer

You can now pay for your membership and events by bank transfer. Here are the account details: Account holder: New Helvetic Society Sort code: 60-06-18 Account no: 50563556


When doing so, kindly inform us by email at this address info@newhelveticsociety.org.uk