Who are we?

www.ch-go.ch is the website of the Swiss Competence Centre for Exchange and Mobility of the ch Foundation for federal co-operation (www.chstiftung.ch). The ch Stiftung is supported by the cantons and is based in Solothurn. Switzerland has been a fully-fledged member of the European education, training and youth programmes since 2011. At the same time, domestic exchange has become a component of practical language law. The Competence Centre has been offering an advisory service for the European and established domestic and extra-European programmes since October 2010.

GO stands for “going beyond borders, gaining experience, acquiring knowledge”. Taking part in a mobility programme strengthens personal, professional and linguistic skills, and encourages intercultural awareness. The programme offering on www.ch-go.ch includes the following:

Domestic

  • Pestalozzi (compulsory education)
  • Rousseau (secondary school)
  • Piaget (vocational training)

European

  • Lifelong Learning (Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Grundtvig, Transversal)
  • Youth in Action (extracurricular)
  • Language Assistant Programme LAP

Outside of Europe

  • Magellan

Our clients are the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Pro Patria foundation.