CAGI mission

The CAGI was founded in 1996 by the Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva and is supported by more than 30 national and local, public and private entities.

The CAGI’s mission is threefold :

  1. Welcome and integration in Geneva and the Lake Geneva region of people employed by international organizations, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions and consulates, multinational companies, as well as doctoral students and professors by offering them appropriate services upon their arrival and throughout their stay.
  2. Accommodation for delegates from developing countries to ensure their stay during their participation in conferences, training courses or work meetings within the framework of International Geneva.
  3. Advice and assistance to NGOs with a view to their installation and maintenance in Geneva, in liaison with the cantonal authorities concerned.

In addition to the practical assistance it provides, the CAGI organizes or supports cultural and social events promoting exchanges between “International Geneva” and local communities.

We are located at “La Pastorale”, an area built in the middle of the 19th century, comprising five buildings that have become over time the link between the city and the international community, demonstrating that heritage and modernity coexist in harmony.

The CAGI is organised into 3 Services:

The generalist pole is a rotation of each member of the CAGI team, in order to provide answers to your requests.

Alexia PIFFARD

Executive assistant

André SALEM

Coordinator of the Cultural Kiosks at UN Geneva and CERN

Carmen HERRERO

Deputy of Civil Society Service, specialist in delegates accommodation

Eric Droz

Deputy of Communication Service

Francois SCHALLER

Deputy of Welcome Service, housing specialist

Gregory BOZZETTI

Head of the Welcome Service and Human Resources of the CAGI

Julien BEAUVALLET

Head of Civil Society Service

Katia DONINELLI

Senior administrative assistant, delegates accommodation specialist

Michael COCHET

Head of the Communication Service and the Cultural Kiosk at UNOG

Mounia OULDAISSA

Administrative assistant of Welcome Service, Conversation Exchange Programme specialist

Raphael BONACCHI

Receptionist / Administrative assistant

Salman BAL

Director

Sonia Tancic

Deputy of Civil Society Service, NGO specialist

Veronica Eggly

Deputy of Welcome Service, Welcome Programme specialist

International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI)
La Pastorale, Route de Ferney 106
1202 Genève

Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. only by appointment.

Access by public transport (TPG):
Line 5 or 8: Intercontinental stop ;
Lines 20, 22, F: Appia stop ;
No parking at La Pastorale.

CAGI's commitments