Participation in local life
Community centres offer foreign and Swiss nationals alike a multitude of opportunities for participating in local life, and for taking an active part in its organisation.
A directory of the district organisations and community centres plus information about the advice on offer, current projects, courses, events and restaurants are available from the Vereinigung Berner Gemeinwesenarbeit (VBG) (Association Bernese Community Work):
Vereinigung Berner Gemeinwesenarbeit (VBG)
+41 31 312 50 06
Zentrum 5 is a freely-accessible centre for migrants and Swiss nationals in Bern. It offers space for selforganised courses, consultancy, a media corner and a library with books in 18 languages.
+41 31 333 26 20