Welcome to the EDK website
In Switzerland, the main responsibility for education and culture lies with the cantons. They coordinate their work at the national level. The 26 cantonal ministers of education together form a political body to carry out this work: the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK). Legally binding, intercantonal agreements (known as concordats) form the foundation for the work of the EDK.
The EDK has a secondary function and fulfills tasks that cannot be performed by the regions or cantons. The EDK programme of activities describes the current projects of the Conference.
The president of the EDK is Isabelle Chassot (Canton Fribourg), who is also a member of the cantonal government.
|Information about using the English site|
You will find basic information about the "EDK" and the "Swiss Education System" in English. For the other three sections on this page – "News", "Work" and "Documentation" – see the German or French website. The search function works on the German or French website.