Enabling equal participation for all and strengthening solidarity
Switzerland is taking advantage of the opportunities of digitalisation for the well-being of its population and is tackling the risks of digitalisation in a consistent fashion. The participation of all Switzerland's inhabitants in social, political and economic life is also being guaranteed in the digital space. The fair distribution of opportunities and perspectives strengthens social solidarity as a major pillar of living together.
Guaranteeing security, trust and transparency
In Switzerland, inhabitants must be able to move within the digital world just as safely as in the real world and they must be protected from digital abuse and from unwarranted persecution. Transparent, data-based services strengthen trust and respect in relation to individual development and people's self-determination.
Continuing to strengthen people's digital empowerment and self-determination
The skills of the Swiss population must be further strengthened so that people can take part in digital life actively and as self-reliantly as possible. Thanks to lifelong learning, people should be able to participate competently, in their everyday lives and in crisis situations, in digitalised political, social, cultural and economic processes and to assess the consequences of their own actions as appropriately as possible. In this context, special attention is being given to protecting the basic and human rights of all citizens in both the analogue and digital arenas.
Ensuring value creation, growth and prosperity
Switzerland is developing its strengths as an innovative and globally networked national economy and creating the framework conditions for innovations and digital business models in such a way that value creation, economic growth, prosperity and international exchanges can be strengthened in the long term. Obstacles to entry into the market and barriers to trade will continue to be removed so that innovative companies can prosper and competition is strengthened. Where necessary, the general legal conditions will be further optimised. In this way the common good is strengthened and the sustainability of public finances is maintained.
Reducing the environmental footprint and energy consumption
Digitalisation can make a crucial contribution to Switzerland achieving its climate and environmental goals. To ensure that this happens, the consumption of energy and materials by the information and communication technologies (ICT) must not grow in line with the increasing use of these technologies. They must be used in an intensive and targeted way to reduce the consumption of energy and materials in all areas of life and work and to improve protection of the climate and the environment.