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About us


Our vision is a positive and secure future. Pour Demain is a non-profit think tank that develops policy proposals on neglected issues positively impacting Switzerland and beyond. We are committed to fact-based policies, developing scientifically sound recommendations and facilitating the exchange between science, politics and civil society.

  • What does Pour Demain do exactly?
    In dialogue with science, politics, and civil society, Pour Demain develops recommendations relating to neglected topics such as pandemic prevention or artificial intelligence (AI). Examples: Pandemic early warning system Monitoring the opportunities and risks of AI To this end, the think tank maintains a lively exchange with collaborators from science, civil society, politics, and administration. We also organise workshops with experts and public events.
  • How does Pour Demain prioritise recommendations?
    Pour Demain evaluates the recommendations in a structured process. The focus is on assessments by experts, from professional articles to interviews to written expert surveys, which Pour Demain conducts. The Pour Demain team applies the following criteria in the assessment of new recommendations (simplified): "Do no harm" - exclusion criterion: Recommendations with potential harm are excluded. Impact: How positive is the impact of the recommendation on Switzerland and beyond? Implementability: How likely is it that the recommendation will be implemented? How long is it likely to take for the implementation of the recommendation to have an impact? Neglected: How neglected is the recommendation? What contribution can Pour Demain make compared to other actors? The think tank follows an iterative approach. Recommendations are not static, but are continuously adapted to new circumstances. We regularly re-evaluate the recommendations with experts and citizens.
  • What is the role of the Pour Demain team?
    We mediate between science, politics and civil society. In this role, we have a certain expertise in all areas, but we do not see ourselves as experts in all topics. We draw on the expertise of our network of over 200 professionals and the approximately 25-member advisory board. The expertise is always contextualized with regard for the concerns of the Swiss population and civil society. As a team we act independently or self-organised.
  • Is Pour Demain independent? Who funds the think tank?
    Pour Demain is a non-profit, tax-exempt, independent association. It is financed through charitable donations, e.g. from private individuals or the Hasler Foundation. The donations are independent of corporate interests or party political preferences. The definition and implementation of our activities is independent of donors. Pour Demain refrains from paid or unpaid mandates.
Our Approach

Our Approach


We focus on topics that reach beyond the borders of Switzerland and the usual policy timelines.


We develop specific and actionable policy proposals for direct impact, rather than only trying to shift the general discourse.


Our issues are frequently overlooked in political dialogue because they are often technical (e.g. biosecurity) or have no constituency (e.g. future generations).


Our proposals do not fit into the left-wing-right-wing political pattern, which allows us to find non-partisan solutions.

Annual reports

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Learn more about the activities of Pour Demain since its foundation in 2021.

Annual Report 2021-22

Advisory Board



MS Physics, CAS
Technology & Policy
Process ETH, CAS Data
Science, formerly worked on renewable energy

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Joint Degree MA Religion - Economics - Politics, CAS Migration and Diversity, formerly worked in international cooperation

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MA Political Science,
formerly United
Swiss Administration,
NGO Co-founder & Board Member


MA Management and Contemporary History, CAS Public Management & Development, formerly Swiss Administration and Security Policy

Advisory Board

Nikki Bohler

Nikki Böhler


Prof. Dr. Thomas Bernauer

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Prof. Dr. Karsten Donnay


Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty

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Emma Hodcroft

Social entrepreneur on digitalisation

ETH Zürich Professor of Political Science

Political Behavior and Digital Media, University of Zurich

Senior Lecturer, ETH Zürich Center for Security Studies

Molecular epidemiologist


Nils Althaus


Prof. Dr. Michael Stauffacher


Matthias Holenstein


Ivo Nicholas Scherrer


Dr. Nadia Schürch

Cabaret artist &


Co-Director of the ETH Zurich Transdisciplinary Lab

Director of the Risk Dialogue Foundation

Innovation strategist

Microbiologist, expert in biosecurity / arms control


Dr. Florian Egli

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Dr. Alain Mermoud


Dr. Stefan Riedener


Kevin Kohler

Monika Plozza

Monika Plozza

Senior Researcher on Climate & Finance, ETH Zürich, IIPP and foraus

Head of Technology Monitoring & Forecasting at EPFL Cyber-Defence Campus

 Ethicist, University of Zurich

Global Risks Specialist, WEF

Researcher, University of Lucerne


Prof. Dr. Markus Wild

Aurel Schmid


Prof. Dr. Susanne Suter

Founder in the

solar energy sector

Philosopher, University of Basel

Lecturer, FHNW Institute for Data Science


Sebastian Jaquiéry

Idea generator at the Federal Statistical Office & Friends of Nature Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. Florian Krammer

Virologist and vaccinologist


Prof. Dr. Florian Tramèr

Computer Science, ETH Zurich


Prof. Dr. Thilo Stadelmann

Head of the Centre for AI, ZHAW


As a non-profit organisation we rely on your donation

IBAN:               CH03 0840 1000 0675 5465 2

Beneficiary:     Pour demain

                         Mülhauserstrasse 75

                         4056 Basel ​​

Bank:               Migros Bank AG,

                        Zurich Seidengasse

Clearing No.:   8401


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