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Change is coming to BaselConnect
October 12, 2020
After more than 9 years of collaboration, we are sad to announce that Anthony Tilke will be stepping down from his role as BaselConnect webmaster.
Anthony has been with us since the beginning of our journey and has actively supported our organization’s growth and development through the years. We are deeply grateful for his hard work and dedication. We couldn’t have done it without him.
As we’re commencing our transition to a new webmaster and an update regarding our website, we are working to ensure a seamless experience for our members and website visitors.
What to expect?
Website: Our website will be running for the duration of the transition, with minimal maintenance periods
Newsletter: You’ll still receive our newsletter and you will still be able to subscribe to it by using our contact form
Facebook: No changes expected here! Feel free to reach out to us anytime using our Facebook page. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible
Language Café: We’ll be taking a short break in October, until the transition is completed. We’re also on the lookout for Covid 19-related restrictions and will adapt our meeting format accordingly. You will be notified in advance of these changes
Contact: Reach out to us using our contact form
Cancelled: Recycling Waste into Energy Tour
CANCELED – Curious to see what happens to your blue Bebbi Sagg?
Nothing goes to waste in Basel. Within the rigorous recycling system that Basel has in place, the blue garbage bags (called Bebbi Sagg by Basel Stadt inhabitants) have a very special place. Basel has its very own KVA (Kehrichtverwertungsanlage) – a waste recycling plant – and it’s one of the most efficient in Europe. This is where Bebbi Saggs are transformed into energy, steam and heating for the city of Basel.
If you’d like to see where the magic happens, join us for a guided tour of the KVA!
Tickets: Participation is free, places are available on a first come – first served basis. There are only 15 places available.
Covid-19 safety measures: In order to minimize risks, only 15 participants are allowed to join the tour. We kindly ask you to wear a mask during the entirety of the tour. Other specific safety measures will be communicated to you on the spot.
Reach out to us for any questions!
Expatriates in Switzerland
March 14, 2013
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.
Volunteering: A Great Way to Integrate
January 15, 2013
“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
August 14, 2012
BaselConnect and Integration Basel hold a media conference on August 14, 2012. At this conference,
our president Kathy Hartmann-Campbell presents initiatives for promoting integration of expats within
the Basel region.
The purpose, mission and objectives of BaselConnect and how we are involved in these initiatives are