Global civil society activity in Bern, Switzerland

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Bern or Berne is the de facto capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their "federal city", in German Bundesstadt, French ville fédérale, and Italian città federale. With a population of about 140,000, Bern is the fifth-most populous city in Switzerland. The Bern agglomeration, which includes 36 municipalities, had a population of 406,900 in 2014. The metropolitan area had a population of 660,000 in 2000. Bern is also the capital of the canton of Bern, the second-most populous of Switzerland's cantons.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Bern is ranked #181 over a 20 year period,
with 243 meetings since 1998.


Bern is ranked #238 in 2018, with 5 meetings.

Organizations based in Bern

Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail Est. 1985

Mountain Research Initiative Est. 2001

International Space Science Institute Est. 1995

Worlddidac Association Est. 1952

Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries Est. 1994

International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Est. 2000

Internationale Altkatholische Laienforum

Center for Peacebuilding Est. 2001

International Certification Network Est. 1990

International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation Est. 1932

Alliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations Swissaid - Catholic Lenten Fund - Bread for All - Helvetas - Caritas - Interchurch Aid Est. 1971

International Six Metre Class Association

Postal Operations Council Est. 1994

UPU Council of Administration Est. 1994

International Mastic Asphalt Association Est. 1972

European Regional Organization of the Fédération dentaire internationale Est. 1965

International Breast Cancer Study Group Est. 1977

European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Est. 1996

Swisspeace Est. 1988

Swiss Foreign Policy Association Est. 1968

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences Est. 1946

International Association for the Defence of Religious Liberty Est. 1946

Vineyard DACH

World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies Est. 1992

View More profiles (67 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Bern

2020 Global Forum on Modern Direct DemocracyDemocracy International

2020 Annual MeetingSociety for Research Synthesis Methods

2020 CongressEuropean Association of Porcine Health Management

View More Future Events (3 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Bern

2019 Annual Symposium – German-Speaking Society for Hand Surgery
2019 WOCOMO : World Collaborative Mobility Congress
2019 Annual Conference – European Society for Astronomy in Culture
2019 Annual Meeting – European Association of Archaeologists
2019 Biennial Conference – International Society for Chinese Philosophy
2019 Workshop – European Association for Health Information and Libraries
2019 Annual General Meeting – DLM Forum
2019 General Assembly – ALLEA - ALL European Academies
2019 Open Science Meeting
2019 Congress – European Society on Tattoo and Pigment research
2018 Meeting on Education and Migration – Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training
2018 International Conference – International Conference on Reproduction, Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases
2018 World Congress of Clinical Safety – International Association of Risk Management in Medicine
2018 Annual Conference – European Association for the Study of Religions
2018 Research Forum – European Association for Palliative Care
2017 Student and Emerging Conservator Conference – International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
2017 Annual Conference – International Military Testing Association
2017 ICRD: International Conference on Research for Development – Centre for Development and Environment, Bern
2017 Water Days – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
2017 Plenary Meeting – Nuclear Suppliers Group
2017 Annual meeting – Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery
2017 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development – OECD Development Assistance Committee
2017 Peer Review Meeting – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
2017 Annual Conference – Political Economy of International Organizations
2017 Meeting – European Forum for Animal Welfare Councils

View More Past Events (579 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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