Implementation of the Strategy
Networking and cooperation of all stakeholder groups
The Federal Council invites all of digital Switzerland's stakeholder groups, in particular the cantons, cities and municipalities, to exchange information on their projects in relation to the implementation of this strategy and relevant cross-sectoral topics and to exploit any possible synergies. The administration also cooperates closely with the private sector, civil society and the academic community and in this way contributes to the efficient implementation of the strategy. Especially in areas of activity with responsibilities shared between the Confederation, the cantons and private organisations (e.g. in the health and education sectors), sustainable digital integration is possible only if there are permanent forums or platforms for cooperation. The Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC is responsible for coordinating the Confederation's implementation measures within the federal administration and for the ongoing development of the strategy. This work is carried out within the framework of the Confederation’s "Digital Switzerland" Coordination Group. The Confederation's "Digital Switzerland" Office, based within OFCOM, supports the Coordination Group in terms of organisation and content.
Digital Switzerland Action Plan
The "Digital Switzerland" action plan includes the measures which make a concrete contribution to the achievement of the goals of the "Digital Switzerland" strategy. The starting point for this are the measures taken by the federal administration. The Departments and Federal Offices fund their implementation measures within the framework of their regular budgets and ensure evaluation of these measures where necessary. The "Digital Switzerland" action plan is published on the website of the Federal Office of Communications, OFCOM, and is regularly updated. Digital Switzerland, however, is a joint task of authorities at all levels of the state, the private sector, the academic community, civil society and politics. This must also be reflected in the action plan for this strategy. Selected projects of other participants which contribute to achieving the goals of the strategy and which meet pre-defined criteria can also provide inspiration and promote imitation. They may therefore be published in the "Digital Switzerland" action plan. The agencies responsible for their implementation provide the necessary resources.
Dialogue on the ongoing development of digital Switzerland
The dialogue on the ongoing development of this strategy and its implementation measures is organised under the aegis of DETEC. It strengthens awareness of the necessity for a collective commitment to digital Switzerland. The dialogue also serves to promote networking between the participants and to guarantee an exchange of information about the measures in progress. At the national Digital Switzerland conference, which is held biennially, representatives of authorities at all federal levels, civil society, the private sector, the academic community and politics analyse together which new challenges are being raised by ongoing digitalisation and how these can be tackled, taking into account the values and needs of the Swiss population, the economy and the academic community.