3.4.1 Overview of main structures and trends
International cultural cooperation on all levels is crucial for Switzerland. The Federal Office of Culture, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Pro Helvetia, the cantons and cities play an important role in international cooperation in various regards.
The work of Pro Helvetia is responsible for promoting cooperation projects between artist. The Federal Office of Culture is in charge of implementing institutional cooperation with regard to bilateral film coproduction, transfer of cultural goods, as well as for various Cultural Conventions of the UNESCO and the Council of Europe. It cooperates with the FDFA for most of these topics.