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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
    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

CANCELLED – 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!

What makes Basel such a good place to live?

May 2, 2017 interviews BaselConnect president, Kathy Hartmann-Campbell to find out why she thinks Basel deserves to rub shoulders with Zurich, Sydney, and Vancouver in the rankings for the world’s best places to live.

Do you want to learn more?

Difficult To Find Friends?

November 18, 2014

BaselConnect president is interviewed in bz basel. Read the full full article (in German) here.

In this interview, Kathy Hartmann-Campbell responds to an HSBC survey, and to an article in the Tagesanzeiger reporting on it:

Expatriates Discover Local Schools

September 26, 2014

Read the full article (in German) as it appeared in the bzBasel newspaper here.

Visit our Education section.

«Entscheidend ist die Wohnqualität»

December 10, 2013

Read the full article (in German) as it appeared in the bzBasel newspaper here.

Wenn die Kinder die Eltern integrieren

December 4, 2013

Read the full article (in German) as it appeared in the bzBasel newspaper here.

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

Challenges of Integration

August 22, 2012

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.

Strengthening Integration in Switzerland

August 16, 2012

Südkurier reports on BaselConnect and the integration of expats in the Basel region.

The German language article can be found here.

Improvements for Integration in Basel

August 15, 2012

Baseler Zeitung reports on BaselConnect initiatives to help Expats integrate.

The German language article can be downloaded here.

Encouraging Expats to Integrate

August 15, 2012

Tages Woche reports on BaselConnect initiatives to encourage expat integration.

The German language article can be found here.

Basel-Stadt Initiative on Integration

August 15, 2012

Basellandschaftliche Zeitung reports on BaselConnect media conference.

The German language cover summary can be downloaded here.

Media Conference

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

also presented.

For more information, download Kathy’s transcript (de) or the conference handout (de).