Following the Refugee Cultural Festival that took place in June 2017, we have set up an association called Interactions.

Interactions is a community driven initiative developing projects with a holistic bottom-up approach in order to create positive change. We give special attention to creating a radically inclusive and safe space where even our most vulnerable residents  (including refugees, asylum seekers, and others who are socially marginalised) can express themselves and contribute. Through sharing our passions and skills our projects often focus on promoting intercultural communication, social cohesion and personal development. – Facebook.

Having fun together

Welcome Home!

Why the Refugee Cultural Festival?

Today the world is becoming more interconnected. With an increase of migration, more human beings are living in new cultures and countries for many different reasons. We find Geneva is a good example of this. We are blessed to live in an  incredibly beautiful place with rich diversity of people. We’ve also noticed that all these amazing people from various cultures do not always have opportunities to connect and create relationships.  We asked ourselves what could we do. Voila, The Refugee Cultural Festival was born!

We are creating an open inclusive space of exchange and growth. Our goal is to continue nurturing these connections between organisations and all residents to build a stronger and more vibrant community.  We will continue to encourage, support and promote collaborations throughout the year. This is just the beginning. We welcome you to join us in making Geneva a more friendly and welcoming home for all.

Activities & Events


From 17-22 June 2017, the Refugee Cultural Festival in Geneva is a series of cultural events and activities celebrating our diversity. The Festival is a growing network of active people and organisations who have decided to come together and co-create activities and events for our communities.
The events and activities are fully owned and designed by the participants, and held across a range of venues in the Canton of Geneva.

sharing food together

June 17th

Activities & Events in City Center - Swiss National Day for Refugees

We will have a full program, expecting over 35 creative and engaging activities & events in the lively and beautiful neighbourhood Les Grottes – right in the city center. Everything will be offered from music, art, dance, movement, performance, and food.

Click here for the Calendar of Activities & Events

Click here to Sign-Up for Activities with Limited Places
(on a 1st Come 1st Serve Basis)

June 18th

Activities & Events in Geneva's Communes

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES around Photography with asylum seekers from foyer William-Rappard Bâtiment des Aiglons, Parc des Aiglettes 3, Bellevue

June 20th

Food & Cultural Festival at Chalet du Bois-de-la-Bâtie - World Refugee Day

To mark World Refugee Day, Cuisine Lab presents a special food and cultural festival
@ Chalet du Bois-de-la-Bâtie
Chemin de la Bâtie 20, 1213 Genève, Switzerland

Limited places available BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE!

Come enjoy a delicious selection of foods from several countries and cultures, such as Syrian, Eritrean, Afghanistan, and Sri Lankan. Participants will have the chance to try many different delicacies from all over the world for a friendly price. We will have live music and other cultural activities. We will be selling a limited number of tickets in advance and a few will be available at the door on the day of the event.

21st, 22nd, & 29th of June

Cuisine & Cultural Festival continues

21 June, 20:00 – 00:00 – Iranian Dinner hosted by Asile-LGBT
@ Dialogai, Rue de la Navigation 11/13, Pâquis.
*Please reserve a place by sending us an email to*
**Limited spaces 1st come 1st serve**

22 June, 21:00 – 00:00 – Iftar Dinner hosted by RMCA, Cuisine Lab & FoodHack
Rue de l’Industrie 11, Les Grottes
*Please reserve a place through sending us an email to*
**Limited spaces 1st come 1st serve**

29 June, from 18:00 – Come dine with the residents of the Malagnou Foyer, around an Eritrean dinner, in collaboration with 3 Chêne Accueil
Route de Malagnou, Thônex

*Reservation requited through sending us an email to*

Sponsors & Partners

We thank all our sponsors & partners for making our event possible. View our sponsors & partners here.

We welcome new sponsors & partners that want to share their ideas, get engaged and co-create. Please email us at you’re interested in contributing to this year or next year’s festival contact us.


We are a network of diverse partners that are contributing to make this festival thriving. Coming from different angles and perspectives, we bring together a diversity of members, ideas and know-how.

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