The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
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Find useful information in Switzerland
Switzerland helps people in need of protection who have fled from Ukraine by granting protection status S, the right to stay as a war refugee (further information).
Ukrainians newly arriving in Switzerland should report directly to one of the six federal asylum centres to obtain protection status S. They offer accommodation places for a short period. Registration takes place here, and registered refugees are then assigned to a canton. The canton decides whether to provide accommodation itself or – in cooperation with the Swiss Refugee Council – organises accommodation with private host families.
Refugees who are already in private accommodation in Switzerland can submit an online application for an appointment at a federal asylum centre for registration.
Questions can be submitted by e-mail to the address email@example.com.
How can Ukrainian protection seekers finance their livelihood in Switzerland?
The Confederation facilitates social and professional integration in Switzerland. All persons with protection status S receive social assistance from the canton - and they can pursue a job (including self-employment) without a waiting period. Children can go to school.
Together with the cantons, the State Secretariat for Migration SEM will examine the needs of the persons admitted. The cantons are free to provide further integration benefits.
Horizon for Ukraine (Instructions)
Please contact the national information centre Swiss ENIC at swissuniversities.
Contact person: Ms. Stella Krepp, Head of the Swiss ENIC
Phone: +41 31 335 07 43
Dedicated Ukraine support site of swissuniversities
Dedicated Ukraine support pages of the Swiss EURAXESS institutions
Bern University of Applied Sciences
EPFL - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
ETH Zurich - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Università della Svizzera italiana USI