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Found in Space Is there life elsewhere?

What have we learned since two Swiss astronomers made the first discovery of an extrasolar planet 25 years ago?

DEMOCRACY LAB Citizens’ Juries – providing a neutral recommendation on voting issues

Switzerland plans to test the use of a citizens’ jury whereby a few randomly selected citizens provide a balanced assessment of voting issues.

Magic formula How are Swiss Federal Councillors elected?

The Federal Council has seven seats, but how does Switzerland do the maths to reach that figure?

Democracy Lab What is federalism?

In Switzerland, state power is spread over three levels: the federal government, the 26 cantons and the 2,222 municipalities.

Democracy Lab How to motivate young adults to participate in politics

Voter turnout among young adults is well below the population average. We discover the true political interests of young people.

Democracy Lab How to serve up an initiative that is hard to digest

Some Swiss votes can be very technical and the need for independent viewpoints is vital. But experts can be incomprehensible and not very neutral.

Democracy Labs Bringing everyone to the table

When politics polarise, solutions become difficult and blockades form. How to cope? Get people together and let them speak freely.

Democracy Labs When shopping gets political

Are there other ways of judging how politically involved young people are than looking at voter turnout?

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