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An English-speaking community located in the heart of Basel

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Share your interests with members from over 50 countries, improve your language skills, support the community and make new friends along the way.

See What We Do, check our Social Media Channels and talk to us at Centrepoint’s front desk during Front Desk Hours or at a Social Event.

Talks, Trips, Events

Meet open-minded people from all over the world in a casual and inviting atmosphere at our social events. Enjoy informative talks, inspiring discussions and exciting excursions.

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Activity Groups

Activity groups enable members to share common interests in a relaxed social atmosphere. Join an existing group or create your own.

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Conversation Groups

Practise and improve you language skills in a safe and friendly space. Choose from a variety of languages including English, German and Swiss German. Click here for details, which languages are currently being offered and when.

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Whatever your interests, skills or time budget, you are welcome to contribute. Start your own activity group, lead a conversation group, organize events, help with marketing or become a volunteer for a day..

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Latest News

  • 01 Oct 2023 18:30 | Volunteer (Administrator)

    Centrepoint, in association with the International Volunteers of WWF Switzerland, presents a talk by Jack Church. Jack has given numerous talks on climate change and how to calculate ones environmental footprint using the WWF Footprint Calculator. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a professional background in retrofitting houses to make them more energy efficient.

    Topics covered in the talk include:

    • Introduction to climate change and where we are headed
    • Why energy source substitution does not bring about the system changes required
    • Understanding our Environmental footprint – individual changes vs system changes
    • Where we could go from here

    The talk will be followed by a discussion and an Apéro.

    Entrance CHF 5 for members and CHF 10 for guests (collected at entrance). Adults only.

    Spaces are limited, so register to secure your spot at:

    Date and Time: Oct 5th 2023, 18.30 - 21:00

    Place: Centrepoint, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel

    Open to members and guests.

  • 21 Sep 2023 18:00 | Volunteer (Administrator)

    On Thursdays once a month between 18:00 and 20:00 Centrepoint is open to members and guests for the Monthly Apèro.

    Join us for a glass of wine with some cheese and snacks, and enjoy mingling with the wonderful community we have. It's a chance to meet up with friends old and new and talk about anything that comes to mind. Everyone is welcome. No need to book, just drop in.

    CHF 5 for members, CHF 10 guests, free for new members with their voucher. Cash payment only.

  • 14 Sep 2023 19:00 | Volunteer (Administrator)

    Swiss Culture and Language Learning: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

    Location: Centrepoint

    Time: 19:00 - 21:00

    Moving to a new country can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming.

    This free interactive talk series will give you some practical tips to help you acclimate to Basel, be part of a vibrant community and feel more confident with your relocation.

    Culture and language assimilation are both essential elements when establishing yourself in any new country. Throughout this interactive talk, insights will be shared into Swiss culture as well as practical advice on learning a new language.

    Join us for this in-person talk, followed by a light Apéro.

    Please register individually by clicking here (i.e. do not register for multiple tickets under one name).

    After the talk we will be emailing a list of helpful resources to all participants and need individual emails to do so.

    Future Events of this series:

    Socialization and Exploration: November 21, 2023, Register here (each person separately)

    Hosted by: Swiss Discovery Tours is formed by Melinda Taylor Schoutens of Fresh Air Kids Switzerland and Meaghan Renner of You Belong in Basel.

  • 13 Sep 2023 10:14 | Volunteer (Administrator)

    Information for bystanders on how to act when faced with domestic abuse.

    The canton Basel-Stadt has launched a new campaign against domestic violence called «Halt Gewalt» (Stop Violence), a collaboration between the police and civil society. The campaign aims to promote civic engagement with the topic, and wants to spread the knowledge in the general population on how to intervene in cases of domestic abuse – because we are all potential bystanders, friends, neighbours, or workplace buddies of people experiencing abuse, and we can make a difference.

    The focus of this workshop will be on basic knowledge about domestic abuse and how it is handled in Switzerland by the authorities. Then we will talk about the institutions one can turn to for help, and how to intervene when faced with a situation of abuse as a bystander.

    The workshop will include a Q&A session and will conclude with an apéro.

    When: Wednesday, 25 October, 19:00–21:00

    Where: Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel

    Registration: Essential. Only those registered may attend. Max. 25 attendees, Click here to register.

    Who: This event is open to members and non-members.

    Cost: Members CHF 5.- per person (collected at entrance)

    Non-Members CHF 10.- per person (collected at entrance)

    Facilitator: Imma Maeder, Cantonal Police, Basel-Stadt


Ukrainian Refugee Initiative 2.0

For more than a year, Centrepoint’s Ukrainian Initiative has provided a kind and welcoming oasis for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine. Read more about the Initiative and learn how your support can help.

Current Volunteer Vacancies

  • Talks Leader
  • Trips Leader
  • Marketing, Public Relations and Communication

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Join Us

Become part of our community. Meet open-minded people, join our activities or volunteer to enrich our club life. Why? Find some answers of our members above. 

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Work With Us

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Front Desk Hours

Centrepoint can be visited at any time during the hours below to learn more what Centrepoint is about.

Current holiday closures: -

How To Find Us

From Barfüsserplatz you can take the stairs via Lohnhofgässlein (1) to Lohnhof (blue arrows) or follow the tram tracks up Kohleberg (2) (green). The nearest tram station is Musik-Akademie (3, purple).

Centrepoint | Im Lohnhof 8 | 4051 Basel | Switzerland | Tel +41 (0)61 261 20 02

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Im Lohnhof 8

4051 Basel


Tel +41 (0)61 261 20 02

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