As the official representation of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, the Embassy deals with all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The Embassy supports cooperation between Switzerland and the UK. It monitors the political situation in Britain and communicates developments that are of interest to Switzerland. Bilateral meetings organised by the Embassy help to strengthen relations between Switzerland and the UK.
The Embassy monitors developments and changes in UK economic, financial and foreign trade policy and keeps track of relevant regulations and legislation. It supports and protects Swiss economic and financial interests, promoting the Swiss economy in the UK, Swiss exports and tourism. The Embassy establishes contacts with Swiss businesses and provides them with general information concerning the economy of the UK.
The Embassy fosters collaboration in the areas of science, technology and education with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in terms of research and innovation. It promotes the exchange of ideas between scientific institutions and universities. It also supports Swiss students in Britain and tries to encourage qualified students from the UK to study in Switzerland.
In terms of culture, the Embassy aims to promote mutual understanding in its work to implement Swiss cultural policy. It strengthens contacts with – and between – relevant cultural institutions in Switzerland and the UK, and also with artists, for example supporting Swiss artists who would like to show their work abroad. Events organised or supported by the Embassy highlight Switzerland's commitment to culture and help build bridges between different cultures.
With regard to the media, the Embassy acts as an interface between the Swiss government and the UK authorities as well as national and international media. It supports the work of journalists working for Swiss media.