Freshers' Weeks 2014 and 2015 In the Freshers’ Weeks 2014 and 2015, the topic covered "risk" in all its dimensions. Based on a fictional commission by the Federal Council, the groups had to create a risk report for Switzerland – that is, an overview of possible risks and opportunities and corresponding recommendations for action. Switzerland, as a modern society, is exposed to a variety of different types of risks, some of which are easily recognisable and others that are less obvious and direct. Thus, Switzerland is faced with developments, such as globalisation and a subsequent growing interconnectedness, climate change, demographic changes, economic and political risks, as well as risks resulting from new technologies or natural disasters. In future, individual events or developments can no longer be considered separately, but in particular the interdependencies, as well as connections, need to be taken into account. Identify and assess risks The group work focussed on identifying and assessing the various challenges and their interconnectedness with each other. Scenarios were developed for possible courses of developments or events for Switzerland for analysis, and based on those appropriate recommendations for action developed. Key was to work through the risk management process and focus on the current situation in Switzerland. The work on the case study was supplemented by keynote presentations and background information and supported by presenting partner Helvetia Insurance Switzerland.