FISP area of activity, target groups, offers and topics

Migrants from an extremely wide range of countries of origin and with highly diverse migration stories live in Switzerland. The Fachstelle für interkulturelle Suchtprävention und Gesundheitsförderung (FISP) aims to improve both addiction prevention and health promotion for these people and thus to promote integration in this area. This includes providing information, fostering awareness and promoting skills.

Target groups

FISP’s activities are on the one hand aimed at migrants, and on the other for institutions and specialists with or without a background in migration.


The FISP offerings include:

  • Information and discussion events at clubs and organisations for migrants, meeting places, community centres, religious institutions, in schools (e.g. parents’ evenings) and at other institutions in a variety of languages.
    For this purpose we create and organise further education programs for intercultural mediators on a variety of topics in the field of addiction prevention and health promotion.
  • Targeted dissemination of information material in migrant settings/networks
  • Advertisements and editorials in migrant media
  • Design and production of Podcasts in many languages
  • Design and production of Videos in many languages
  • Social media posts - e.g. on eight Facebook pages, several YouTube channels and on Soundcloud
  • Further development or redevelopment of projects in collaboration with migrant organisations and/or centres, especially in the field of addiction prevention.

Other services for specialists, institutions, schools can be found here.


In the field of addiction prevention FISP is primarily active in the following areas:

  • Improving life skills and protective factors
  • Handling money
  • Digital media (mobile phone, Internet)
  • Alcohol
  • Medication
  • Tobacco

In the field of health FISP deals with the following topics:

  • Nutrition and physical activity in general
  • Information for parents: nutrition and physical activity for children
  • Mental health of children, young people and their parents
  • Information about the Swiss health system based on the Health Guide Switzerland

In order to accomplish its tasks, FISP works with intercultural mediators, migrant organisations and institutions in the fields of education, health, social affairs, migration and integration.