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Communication in English

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The City of Geneva adapts its communication to the diversity of its residents. Through the translation of administrative or promotional documents and thanks to the linguistic richness of its collaborators, it promotes access to its services to people who do not speak French. You will find on this page the list of documents available in English.

In order to prevent language from being a barrier to accessing public services, the City of Geneva develops a communication adapted to non-French speakers and offers them various documents written in several languages.

Consultation sessions in English

Since December 2015, the City’s four information points have benefited from consultation sessions in English. They ensure that people who do not speak French nevertheless have access to a wide range of information, thanks to the collaboration of partner associations which operate these consultation sessions in the information points.

Documents translated in English can be  downloaded on this page or are available in paper format at the various Info Points



Centers providing pre-school childcare

You are domiciled or work in the City of Geneva and looking for a type of care for your child? This flyer on the Pre-school Childcare Information Office (BIPE) gives you an overview over the various childcare possibilities for your child between the end of your parental leave and his/her entry to school. It describes how to subscribe and the requirements for obtaining a childcare place.

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The Info Points

This flyer provides all practical information on these four places of listening, information and guidance. It details the contact information and opening hours  of the Info-services Points as well as the types of information you can find there.


Municipal libraries (BM)

This document presents the municipal libraries network (BM), what you can find there and in which languages collections are proposed. It details the conditions of access to services and borrowing requirements as well as various services of municipal libraries.


The chéquier culture

This document describes how the chéquier culture (cultural cheque book) works. It offers vouchers of CHF 10.- to be presented in many cultural sites in Geneva. You will know who is entitled to get one and where to get it.


Sports schools for youth

This flyer presents the list of sports disciplines which are offered free of charge to young people aged between 4 and 18 years old, as part of the Sports schools of the City of Geneva.


Presentation of Neighbourhood Houses

This brochure presents the list and locates the numerous Neighborhood houses (Maisons de quartier) in the City of Geneva, as well as the benefits and services available in these locations.


Sorting and recycling of waste

This flyer of the waste disposal service (voirie) of the City of Geneva informs you on how, where and when you can dispose of all types of waste.

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Tenants of a social dwelling owned by the City of Geneva

You are the tenant of a dwelling managed by the Municipal Real Estate Management (GIM)? This brochure contains useful information on social housing owned by the City of Geneva and on the rights and obligations of tenants.

Article modifié le 01.10.2020 à 16:49