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A Tribute to Nature: Swiss cultural Festival kicks off with two films and one exhibition highlighting the importance of environmental protection

27.07.2021 — Press release Jordan

"If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years left to live." Albert Einstein. 

Presented by the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission, the Tribute to Nature Festival will feature two award-winning Swiss films, an exhibition on twenty innovative, environmentally-friendly solutions from Switzerland and a panel discussion with distinguished experts from both countries. The event will run from 28 July 2021 until 7 August 2021 at the premises of the Royal Film Commission in Jabal Amman. 


Call for projects

13.01.2021 — Position Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Amman, accredited to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, has the honour to inform you that it hereby launches within its “small grants program 2021” a call for projects in the fields of:

  • Freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association;
  • Democratization and political participation;
  • Promotion of due process, fight against impunity and death penalty.


The Ambassador of Switzerland in Jordan inaugurates the Swiss Lounge at SESAME

14.12.2020 — Press release Jordan
On 14 December 2020, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Jordan H.E. Mr. Lukas Gasser and Prof. Dr. Khalid Toukan, Director of SESAME, officially inaugurated the Swiss Lounge at the research institution’s guesthouse. The ceremony which was held in a hybrid format was attended by various partners of SESAME in Switzerland, in particular the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and the Paul Scherrer Institute.


Call for projects – 2020

06.09.2020 — Position Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan has the honour to inform you that it hereby launches within its “small grants program 2020” a call for projects in the field of women’s human rights. The proposals may address any relevant question in this regard (e.g. sexual and gender-based violence, economic and political empowerment).

COVID-19: The project proposals should take into account the current situation and be viable with the preventive measures in place in Jordan to curb the spread of the virus. All health and security measures decided by the government of Jordan – such as social distancing, sanitary measures and restrictions on gatherings – must be respected at all stages of the projects.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

18.08.2020 — Position Jordan

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students.

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.



Swiss film “Free Men” on the issue of death penalty to be screened in Amman

23.02.2020 — Press release Jordan
The documentary film “Free Men” (2018) by Swiss director Anne-Frédérique Widmann illustrates the story of inmate Kenneth Reams in Arkansas (US), sentenced to death at the age of 18 and in solitary confinement for the last 25 years. Presented by the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission on 26 February 2020 at 19.00 hrs at the Rainbow Theater in Amman, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issue of capital punishment in presence of the film director as well as a reception. Free entrance.



Call for Projects – 2020

08.01.2020 — Position Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Amman, accredited to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, has the honour to inform you that it hereby launches within its “small grants program 2020” a call for projects in the fields of 

  • Freedom of expression and association;
  • Protection and empowerment of women (economic empowerment);
  • Promotion of due process, fight against impunity and death penalty. 


Peace by transparency - 13th Defence Attaché orientation course for military officers, diplomats and senior officials in the mena region.

27.10.2019 — Press release Jordan
For the 13th year, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP) in cooperation with the Royal Jordanian National Defence College (RJNDC), will hold their orientation course for Military Officers, Diplomats and Senior Officials involved in Defence, Diplomacy and International Relations in Amman, Jordan. This is also with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan. 


Swiss Theatre Academy to perform in Amman during this year’s Week of the Italian Language

17.10.2019 — Press release Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan is inviting the Dimitri Theatre Academy to Jordan in the context of this year’s Week of the Italian Language in the World. The Swiss actor Michele Rezzonico will perform his latest piece called “YouToBe” together with Clarinetist Simone Mauri at Al Shams Theatre on 27 October 2019. The group will also hold workshops in Amman and Za’atari Refugee Camp under the artistic direction of Daniel Bausch, Vice-Dean of the Academy. This project is part of a regional tour, including performances in Beirut, Jerusalem and Ramallah.


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