The Welcome Programme is here for you and your family!

The welcoming and integration in Geneva and the Lake Geneva region of people employed by international governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), diplomatic missions and consulates, by offering them appropriate services and activities upon their arrival and throughout their stay.

Thanks to the support of numerous public and private institutions, CAGI’s services are free of charge.

This programme, valid for one year, is coordinated by the CAGI and run by the volunteer members of the Fondation pour Genève Newcomers Network !

The Newcomers Programme is intended for:

of Swiss legitimation card
(issued by the FDFA)

You automatically receive the Programme and the registration form.

NGO, multinational employees, doctoral students and HUG/UNIGE professors

Request the form by writing to:

Enrolled in the Programme by year
Thematic conferences
Excursions in the Lake Geneva region

Services of the Welcome Programme

CAGI "Fête de l'Escalade"

In collaboration with the Geneva authorities and the Newcomers Network of the Fondation pour Genève, the CAGI invites new international arrivals to experience a taste of the traditional Geneva Escalade celebration. The evening, which takes place at the beginning of December, is animated by the presence of members of the Compagnie de 1602 and the Fifes and Drums of the Popular Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre, guarantors of the customs of the Escalade. An invitation is sent to all newcomers to International Geneva.


Summer 2022: what to do in Geneva?

Thursday July 7, 2022

A presentation in collaboration with Ville de Genève and Geneva Tourism Office.

Geneva Solutions

Geneva Solutions is an independent non-profit news platform covering International Geneva

French in summer

Free lessons for all, during the summer of 2022, without registration, from Monday to Friday, in different municipalities.

International Geneva Calendar

All the activities of International Geneva at a glance!

Activity report 2021

26 avril 2022

CAGI’s 2021 activity report

Cultural kiosk : agenda

Cinemas, theatres, museums, family fun and more! Take advantage of our special offers at the CAGI Cultural Kiosk

Practical Geneva

Essential information on housing, health, education and mobility in Geneva

Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the 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.