Organisation

The Institute of Federalism is attached to the University of Fribourg and directed in collaboration with the ch. Foundation for Federal Cooperation. It is an institute of the Law Faculty, and under the co-direction of Professors Eva Maria Belser and Bernhard Waldmann. Prof Andreas Stöckli is also a member of the board of directors. All members of the board of directors hold a chair for Constitutional and Administrative law thus securing the Institute’s close cooperation with the University of Fribourg. The Institute is also part of the Swiss Center of Expertise in Human Rights and responsible for the cluster «Institutional Issues». 

  • Institute council

    President 
    Pascal BROULIS, Cantonal Minister for Finances and Foreign Affairs (Vaud) and Representative of the ch Foundation (member since 2017)

    Vice-President
    Jean-Pierre SIGGEN, Cantonal Minister for Education, Cultural and Sport (Fribourg) (member since 2014)

    Members of the ch Foundation

    Roland MAYER,  Secretary-General of the Conference of Cantonal Governments (membre since 2019)

    Benedikt WÜRTH, Cantonal Minister for Finances (St. Gallen), President of the Conference of Cantonal Governments (member since 2013)

    Other members

    Christoph AUER, Secretary of the Canton of Bern (member since 2017)

    Bérénice BILLOTTE, Student Representative, University of Fribourg (member since 2017)

    Anne-Sophie CONSTANS-LAMPERT, Government Employee of the Principality of Liechtenstein (member since 2015)

    Jacques DUBEY, Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Fribourg (member since 2014)

    Peter MISCHLER, Deputy Secretary, Swiss conference of the cantonal financial directors (member since 2015)

    Nicolas QUELOZ, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Fribourg (member since 2012)

    Jan Hendrik RITTER, Representative of the academic mid-level faculty, University of Fribourg (member since 2018)

    Hubert STOECKLI, Professor of Civil Law, University of Fribourg (member since 2010)

  • Board of Directors
    Eva Maria Belser

    Full Professor

    Co-Director of the Institute of Federalism

     +41 26 300 81 30
    Office: BRG.01 1.04
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    Bernhard Waldmann

    Full Professor

    Co-Director of the Institute of Federalism

    Dean of the Faculty of Law

     +41 26 300 81 56
    Office: BRG.01 1.12
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    Andreas Stöckli

    Full Professor

    Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Federalism

     +41 26 300 81 62
    Office: BRG.01 1.08
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  • Team
    Thea Christina Baechler

    Assistant-e diplômé-e / Assistant-e source tierce

    Office BRG 01 - 3.24
    +41 26 300 8173
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    Florian Bergamin

    Assistant-e diplômé-e / Assistant-e source tierce

    Office BRG 01 - 3.24
    +41 26 300 8143
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    Sandra Egli

    Assistant-e diplômé-e / Assistant-e source tierce, Lecteur-trice, Collaborateur-trice scientifique

    Office BRG 01 - 3.40
    +41 26 300 8144
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    Yvonne Heiter

    Secrétaire, Collaborateur-trice administratif-tive

    Office BRG 01 - 1.30
    +41 26 300 8163
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    Elisabeth Joller

    Assistant-e diplômé-e / Assistant-e source tierce

    Office BRG 01 - 3.39
    +41 26 300 8169
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    Lydia Sturny

    Secrétaire, Collaborateur-trice administratif-tive

    Office BRG 01 - 1.27
    +41 26 300 8147
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    Christine Verdon

    Bibliothécaire - Médiathécaire scientifique

    Office BRG 01 - 0.02
    +41 26 300 8136
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  • Senior Advisor
    Peter Hänni

    Professor emeritus

     +41 26 300 81 29
    Office: BRG.01 3.00
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