Practical Geneva

Practical information for internationals living in Geneva.

Education & Family Life:

Activities for all

In the spotlight

Activities for children and teenagers

In Geneva, young people have many sports, leisure and cultural activities to practice during their free time!

  • for kids
  • for teenagers
  • GE DISCOVER organizes hundreds of courses for young people aged 4 to 16 in the fields of culture, expression, the environment and sport; organized by the Canton of Geneva.

The card for those under 21

Take advantage of the ” 20ans 20francs ” card which gives access to specific promotional actions and reductions on many activities ; from birth until the eve of 21 years.
Cultural offer for young people and families : music, shows, dance, exhibitions, festivals.

The loisirsjeunes.ch website provides information on sports, artistic, cultural and leisure activities for children and young people during the school year and school vacations in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud.

For Geneva, this information is coordinated by the GLAJ-GE, the Geneva Liaison Group of Youth Associations.

Ma Jeunesse Suisse Romande (MJSR) offers vacation camps (with accommodation) or summer camps (without accommodation) for educational leisure and scientific mediation.

Other suggestions : 

Circus schools and workshops :

Circus courses and classes :

The services of the City of Geneva in terms of sports for all :

Don’t hesitate to contact your commune of residence to find out about sports clubs and associations !

Water sports

Mountain hikes, climbing walls and trampolines

Useful information to take advantage of the activities and services that the City of Geneva offers to people with disabilities.

Cantonal policy in favor of people with disabilities : subsidized organizations and institutions active in the field of disability.

Handisport-ge.ch : an association for the development of the practice of sport for people with disabilities

Swimming in Geneva and the region

Discover the outdoor public swimming pools in the canton of Geneva, the beaches on the shores of Lake Geneva for Geneva Vaud and neighboring France, the water parks and thermal baths in French-speaking Switzerland.

Other useful information for
education and family life in Geneva

Schools
Pets
International Networking
Daycare centers

CAGI services

To learn about the practical aspects of daily life in Geneva and the region

Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the International Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates.