The Welcome Programme is here for you and your family!

This programme, valid for one year and non-renewable, is designed to facilitate your first steps in Geneva and provides you with practical information or activities from your arrival and throughout your stay.

  • Are you holder of a Swiss legitimation card (issued by the FDFA) ?
    You will receive by post the programme and the registration form, also available below.

  • Are you an employee of an NGO, a multinational, a doctoral student or a HUG/UNIGE professor?
    Fill in the form below !

This service is coordinated by the CAGI and run by the volunteer of the Fondation pour Genève Newcomer Network ! Thanks to the support of many public and private institutions, this programme is free of charge.

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

Services of the Welcome Programme

CAGI "Fête de l'Escalade" : December 4, 2023

In collaboration with the Newcomer Network of the Fondation pour Genève, the CAGI invites international newcomers to experience a foretaste of this traditional Geneva event. The evening will be entertained by the Compagnie de 1602, the Fifres et Tambours from the Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre and the Sonneurs du Jet d’Ô, guarantors of Escalade customs.
This event is supported by the Swiss Confederation, the Canton and the City of Geneva, and in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, a CAGI member.
An invitation is sent to all newcomers for the current year.


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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.