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“It has always been done this way!”
GGG provides an excerpt from a recent documentary about Expats in Switzerland. The video is presented in German, but it is good practice! In the Video, Kathy is filmed during a Workshop and you can hear parts of her humorous presentation in English. To view the video, go to the GGG website here.
Typically Swiss is a workshop offered by the GGG and led by BaselConnect’s president, Kathy Hartmann-Campbell. Though it is targeted specifically to relative newcomers, it is open to anyone.
Organized by GGG Ausländerberatung, their objectives with this workshop are to provide attendees with practical information and tips for business and day-to-day life:
- Would you like to learn about the differences between your culture and Swiss culture?
- Would you like to become acquainted with Swiss manners and patterns of behavior?
- Would you like to know what “unwritten” laws and taboos apply here?
For details about the next workshop please go to the GGG site here where you can also register.
On February 26th, Integration Basel Stadt hosted a Welcome Cruise for new expats in Basel.
BaselConnect participated in greeting new residents on the cruise, and is featured in this report by SRF television.
The 12 minute segment (in German) covering the story of Expats in Zürich, Zug and Basel can be viewed here.
“More and more highly qualified foreigners are moving to Switzerland, thanks to the agreement on the free movement of people within the European Union. And many of them are keen to do voluntary work in their new home.”
Read more in this article from swissinfo.ch
Highly skilled migrants are still more likely to settle in Switzerland. But they do not always take the time to integrate. The city on the Rhine works to reverse the trend. The full French language article can be read online here.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung presents a report on the challenges of integration facing expats in the Basel region.
The German language article can be found here.