Nicola Forster is a law graduate. He pursued his studies in Zurich, Lausanne and Montpellier. While being a law student, he successfully directed a political campaign on the free movement of persons. He then went on to found the grassroots think tank “foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy”. Today “foraus” has 15 employees, over 1000 honorary members and sister think tanks in Berlin, Paris, London, Dublin, Vienna and New York.
Forster is also co-founder of the innovation platform “Staatslabor” and on the foundation board of the WEF Open Forum Davos. “The Diplomatic Courier” named Nicola Forster one of the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33”. He has also been awarded with the Swiss Ashoka Fellowship.