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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 «Association Bernese Community Work» (Vereinigung Berner Gemeinwesenarbeit, VBG).

Vereinigung Berner Gemeinwesenarbeit (VBG) 
Bollwerk 39
3001 Bern
+41 31 312 50 06 (German)

Zentrum 5

«Zentrum 5» is a freely-accessible centre for migrants and Swiss nationals in Bern. It offers space for self-organised courses, consultancy, a media corner and a library with books in 18 languages.

Zentrum 5
Flurstrasse 26b
3014 Bern
+41 31 333 26 20 (German)

Information Center for Foreigners

The center keeps a record of organisations for migrant women, embassies and contact persons for migrant communities in the Bern region. (German)

Consultations in different languages

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