Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

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Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
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Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Bern
Employees 1,919[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 6.1 billion
Revenue: CHF 271.8 million
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor
Website www.wbf.admin.ch

The Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung; French: Département fédéral de l'économie, de la formation et de la recherche; Italian: Dipartimento federale dell'economia, della formazione e della ricerca) is one of the seven departments of the federal government of Switzerland, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

The department was renamed from Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) effective on 1 January 2013 based on decisions taken by the Federal Council in 2011.[2]

Organisation[edit]

The Department is composed of the following offices:[3]

The following independent authorities are affiliated to the FDEA for administrative purposes:

Names of the department[edit]

  • 1848-1872: Department of Trade and Customs
  • 1873-1878: Department of Railway and Trade
  • 1879-1887: Department of Trade and Agriculture
  • 1888-1895: Department of Industry and Agriculture
  • 1896-1914: Department of Trade, Industry and Agriculture
  • 1915-1978: Department of Economic Affairs
  • 1979–2012: Federal Department of Economic Affairs
  • since 2013: Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

List of heads of the department[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ EAER instead of FDEA: Departmental reform implemented, press release 28 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Organisation of the FDEA". Federal Department of Economic Affairs. Retrieved May 2008. 

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