Federal Council

The Federal Council is the Federal President’s consultative body. Its powers are not binding. Its role is to aid the Federal President in the implementation of his presidential mandate, verify the overall situation of Universum’s branches in order to optimise Presidency’s interventions and coordinate projects in Italy and around the world.

The Federal Council is made up of Advisory Board Members (Presidency, Chancellery, Treasury, Cerimonies, Heads of Departments), Members of the Diplomatic Corps (State Ambassadors, Peace Ambassadors and Ambassadors at Large), Regional Presidents, Regional Committee Members and Members of the International University of Peace’s Academic Senate.

Chaired by the Federal President, the Federal Council has an annual meeting in the city of Pescara, elected as its permanent seat.

Cultural Merit Award

The Cultural Merit Award is one of the highest recognitions to be conferred by Universum Academy Switzerland and is reserved exclusively for Universum Academics with at least two years membership.

It is a single, annual Award conferred to a Personality of outstanding personal and professional prestige who has distinguished him or herself in fields of human knowledge such as literature, music and sciences and embodies Universum Academy Switzerland’s values.

The Award is directly assigned and formally conferred during the Federal Council Meeting by the Federal President, who reserves this sole right.  

Semper Fidelis Award

The Semper Fidelis Award is a Universum Academy Switzerland recognition reserved exclusively for Universum Academics with at least two years membership. Nominees may also be submitted by Regional Presidents and Ambassadors.  

It is conferred exclusively to Academics who have distinguished themselves for their efforts in defence of Universum’s values and in the Academy’s growth.

The Award is directly assigned and formally conferred during the Federal Council Meeting by the Federal President, who reserves this sole right.