Tripartite Conference

Tripartite Conference

The Tripartite Conference (TK), formerly TAK, is a political platform set up by the Confederation, cantons, cities and municipalities to deal with agglomeration issues in Switzerland. It was established on 20 February 2001 by the Federal Government, the Conference of Cantonal Governments (CCG), the Swiss Municipalities Association (SGV) and the Swiss Association of Cities (SSV).

The aim of the TK is to ensure that the Federal Government, cantons and municipalities work closely together to develop common agglomeration policies. Due to the significant interdependence among the functional residential and economic areas, TAK also envisages closer integration of rural areas into the partnership. The legal basis of the conference is an agreement concluded between the Federal Government, the CCG, the SGV and the SSV. The TK meets at least twice a year. Working groups are set up and external experts called in to work on specific subjects. The TK is chaired by the CCG which also runs the TK office.

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