The director of the DEA

State Secretary Livia Leu has headed the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA) since October 2020 and is chief negotiator for negotiations with the EU.

Working at the DEA

The Directorate for European Affairs is always looking for qualified and motivated people: job offers and graduate internships at the DEA.

Organisation of the DEA

Some 50 staff are employed within the three divisions, two sections and one Staff Office of the DEA. Structure and responsibilities of the Directorate and its organisational units.


Contact form to submit questions, comments or suggestions to the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA).

Task of the DEA

The federal government's centre of expertise for all European policy issues. The DEA is responsible for coordinating Switzerland's policy on Europe, monitoring the process of European integration and providing relevant information.