The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale aspires to create a better world where actors of international solidarity, economic development and those of the territory work together to conceive new and creative kinds of cooperation.

In a world marked by major upheavals, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale believes that new solidarities must be built beyond cleavages and boundaries, in an experimental and fertile environment and in the spirit of co-construction.

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  • Find Cité de la Solidarité Internationale's agenda for the first semester 2015 is now available in French.

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  • Career advice

    In September 2015, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale opens up to the public. Come and discover our documentation and personalised counselling centre !
    Please note : Books and advice are in French !

    Permanencies every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Annemasse

    Further information HERE!

    ”Job focus workshop” - enhance your skills on return from mission!

    September 17th 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Further information HERE!

    Go futher ! The workshop could be followed by a personal interview with a professional advisor from the Institut Bioforce.

    Book your personal interview HERE!

    « Job focus workshop » organised by the Cité des Métiers – Centre Associé Annemasse in partenership with the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale and the Institut Bioforce.
    Please note: this joint action is carried out in French.

  • Organisé le 29 et 30 novembre par la Cité de la Solidarité Internationale, la 4e édition du Salon des Métiers de l'Humanitaire a été un grand succès !

    More than 2 000 new visitors came to discover the Salon des Métiers de l’Humanitaire which is, since 2008, a major event in Greater Geneva.

    This new edition welcomed more than 60 exhibitors - amongst others Solidarités international, Green Cross International, la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Médecins Sans Frontières Suisse, Action Contre la Faim, Médecins du Monde Suisse et France, PU-AMI, International Rescue Committee...

    TANK YOU for your support and participation!

    We are looking forward to seeing you for the next edition in 2016.

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The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale strives to bring about innovation, coordination and legibility field of development and international solidarity.

It particularly aims at engendering joint responses together with international solidarity organizations, companies and universities, the public and the private sector, in order to address future challenges by developing a territorial intelligence.


The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale in Annemasse: a territorial rooting and an ideal location to benefit from:

  • Europe and its funding opportunities
  • France and its tradition of solidarity
  • The Rhône Alpes region, which ranks as the second largest region involved with international cooperation matters
  • Geneva, known as the global center of influence at international level in terms of international solidarity.


The network dimension: The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale forms a multistakeholder network made up of: Geneva’s key actors, solidarity actors in the Rhône Alpes region, acteurs institutional actors, economic and academic actors in Greater Geneva and the Rhône Alpes region.

The Training dimension: In collaboration with experts, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale organises workshops and training courses favouring skills transfer and responding to observed specific needs.

The Event Dimension: Through frequent events, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale puts key actors of international solidarity together to discuss specific subjects that touch upon common interests or shared goals.

The Premises Dimension: The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale provides functional workspaces. It offers turnkey solutions designed to address the needs of international NGOs and International Organisations: offices, meeting rooms, a documentation center and co-working areas.

The Service Dimension: The Cité de la Solidarité Internationale provides a large scope of tools: information, counselling and project assistance. It centralises news and significant emerging issues as well as it identifies major trends regarding international cooperation, sustainable development and professionalisation.


In the spirit of reciprocity, the Cité de la Solidarité Internationale bolsters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and skills between actors of solidarity and political and economic stakeholders.

It takes part in strengthening a community within which understanding, mutual assistance and respect are the core pillars.