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Welcome – to a truly European location

Prof. Christa Tobler welcomes you at the beginning of the course and provides an introduction to the course, the team and the course goals.

The University of Basel welcomes you to ‘Switzerland in Europe: Money, Migration and Other Difficult Matters‘.

Though located in the heart of Western Europe, Switzerland is not part of integration projects such as the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA). Fully surrounded by countries that are part of such projects, Switzerland finds itself in a rather special situation. This course explores a number of challenges faced by Switzerland with respect to issues that are of regional and even global importance, such as migration and taxation.

As you go through this course you might want to view the profile of your fellow learners, and follow them to keep track of their comments. We also recommend that you follow the educators Christa Tobler and Sebastian Meyer. Thus you will be able to see all the comments they make. Mentoring will take place from 30th September 2019 to 11th November 2019.

Thank you also very much for all your comments in the welcome area. We appreciate that you exchanged your views and opinions and hope that our course stimulates further discussion and exchange between you and other learners.

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