Becoming Swiss: Mission impossible?

Switzerland's naturalisation procedure is the toughest in Europe and, even for those born there, can be like navigating an obstacle course. As an added barrier, decisions can seem arbitrary thanks to the federal system – applicants stand a better chance of becoming Swiss in Geneva than they do in Nyon, or in German-speaking Switzerland. This Russian roulette-style system can also make a good hiding place for racism and xenophobia.

This programme of the Swiss channel SSR SRG is part of The European Collection, a joint initiative of European public media (ARD, ARTE, France Télévisions, SSR SRG and ZDF), coordinated by ARTE.

Duration :

54 min

Available :

From 11/10/2022 to 05/08/2023

Genre :

Documentaries and Reportage

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