Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

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Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
(in German) Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung
(in French) Département fédéral de l'économie, de la formation et de la recherche
(in Italian) Dipartimento federale dell'economia, della formazione e della ricerca
(in Romansh) Departament federal d'economia, furmaziun e retschertga
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The east wing of the Federal Palace of Switzerland.
Agency overview
Formed 1848; 169 years ago (1848)
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Federal Palace (east wing), Bern
Employees 1,919[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 6.1 billion
Revenue: CHF 271.8 million
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible
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.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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