Open Think Tank Network

foraus is part of the Open Think Tank Network (OpenTTN), an international network formed by think tanks active in the development of foreign policy solutions. Its aim is to foster collaboration through transnational challenges and projects.

Foreign Policy Day

Thought-provoking debates on pressing foreign policy issues: in 2019, foraus initiated the «Foreign Policy Day» together with the Swiss Association for Foreign Affairs (SGA-ASPE).

Think Tank Hub

The Think Tank Hub Geneva, founded in April 2014, is an initiative undertaken by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in collaboration with the Think Tank foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy.

Policy Kitchen

Policy Kitchen is a policy crowdsourcing methodology developed by foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy. It enables a diverse network of thinkers to find creative policy recipes to pressing foreign policy challenges. 

International Digital Health

In this project, we engaged 140 stakeholders and citizens around the challenges related to the use of health data in innovative workshop-formats and collectively formulated policy recommendations.

Sustainable FinTech

Sustainable FinTech serves as a platform and network to enable, encourage and foster innovative sustainable policies, services and product ideas which further these goals.

The WinterSchool for Thinktankers – WISCH

foraus and the Think Tank Hub, in collaboration with On Think Tanks have become a pioneer in hosting and co-organizing the first on-site training for Thinktankers. 

10 years foraus

Ten years ago, a group of students discovered that young people in Switzerland had too little to say in foreign policy – and founded foraus. foraus has since developed into the Swiss think tank on foreign policy and proved that think tanks à la grassroots work.

Tour de Suisse

From January to May 2019, foraus toured nine Swiss cities and highlighted topics that have an impact on Geneva, Switzerland and the world.


PoliTisch is a foraus format promoting migration dialogue across Switzerland.