About us

Founded in 2016, PolitExchange is the competence center of Capital Region Switzerland for study visits on governance. PolitExchange is a trade mark of Capital Region Switzerland and managed by Ximpulse GmbH in Bern, Switzerland.

Capital Region Switzerland is an association founded in 2010 with the aim of promoting the national and international importance of the region as an innovative place to live and work. Members include the cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Valais, Neuchatel, and Solothurn, as well as cities, municipalities, and regional organizations around Capital City region. One of the specific aims of Capital Region Switzerland is to strengthen the national political center; this led to the creation of PolitExchange. The members of Capital Region Switzerland open their doors to visitors from abroad and put their own expertise and experience at the disposal of PolitExchange so that visitors can get information first-hand.

Ximpulse GmbH is a consultancy firm and think tank based in Bern offering expertise, support and advice in the context of state building, constitutional reforms, governance and human rights, and in the management of multilayered change processes. Ximpulse is primarily active in developing and transitioning countries as well as conflict situations but also has a broad knowledge of the Swiss political system through own research and practical experience. Ximpulse has been organizing study visits to Switzerland on various governance issues for delegations from different countries since 2009. Ximpulse GmbH ensures that the Swiss experience is communicated in a way that takes the contexts of the visitors into account.

c/o Ximpulse GmbH
Klösterlistutz 16
CH-3000 Bern 8
0041 31 332 95 60