FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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About the event

When will the event take place?
The first meeting of the Globethics.net Consortium for Ethics in Higher Education will take place from 21-23 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland with a half-day visit to Chambéry in France on Thursday 22 June 2017
Where is it located?

The main venue of the Globethics Consortium meeting is the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. (Note that transport will be provided for participants for the visit to Chambéry, France on Thursday 22 June.) The Ecumenical Centre is located at:

150 route de Ferney
1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Tel : +41 22 791 62 49


Map To Ecumenical Centre


How do I get to the Ecumenical Centre?
  • By public transport
    • From the Cornavin train station (Genève Cornavin): take bus 5 (direction: "Aéroport") or F (direction "Ferney-Voltaire") and get out at "Crêts-Morillon" station.
    • From the airport:  take bus 5 (direction: Thônex, Vallard), or bus 28 (direction: "Jardin Botanique") and get out at "Crêts-Morillon" station.

Tickets have to be bought at the bus stop or via SMS ("tpg1" to 788: 3CHF for a 1h duration)

For more information on public transport timetables, please consult the Geneva public transport website.

  • By taxi
    • From the main station (Genève Cornavin): there is a taxi stand just outside the station
    • From the airport:  there is a taxi stand just outside 
  • By car

Parking is available at the front and rear of the building.

Please register at reception.

How do I get a Visa? And what is the deadline?

Invitation letters for visa need to be processed by 30 April 2017. Documents to submit to the organizers are:

  1. Passport scan copy
  2. Temporary flight ticket / Itinerary
  3. A copy of the hotel reservation  
  4. A copy of Schengen Health travel insurance
  5. An official document from employer confirming your academic position and employment

Is there funding available to help with travel/registration costs?

As an NGO, we do not have the funds to support your travel cost. However , we  may contribute to some specific cost such as

  • meal vouchers
  • assistance to visa invitation
  • coordination to bilateral meetings with other members


About accomodation

How can I book a hotel room, and what are the rates?

As demand for hotel rooms in Geneva is high, please secure a room as soon as possible. A limited number of rooms at a preferential rate can be reserved for you at the hotels listed this document [PDF - 374 KB size] 

Note: For participants from countries receiving development aid and working in a non-governmental organization, there is the possibility to get subsidised lodging in Geneva, paying from only 35CHF/night. You can find all information and application procedure here.

I don't have a credit card to guarantee my hotel booking?

You can do a transfer of the said amount of your hotel to Globethics.net UBS account and on receipt of the payment; Globethics.net shall be the guarantor for your hotel booking.

Please Note: There will be no refund in case of NO SHOW.

Globethics accounts


How do I get to the hotel from the airport and to the venue?

Globethics.net will not cover the transport cost

Public transport in Geneva is offered to guests of Geneva-based hotels. You may consult the following link for more information on the public transport system in Geneva: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Public_Transport

Transports publics genevois - tpg : http://www.tpg.ch

Geneva Free Ticket from the Airporthttp://www.geneva.info/transport/free-ticket/

Ride with Uberhttps://www.uber.com/en-CH/airports/gva/





What are the emergency contact numbers?

Emergency number, dial 112
Police, dial 117
Ambulance, dial 144
Globethics.net main line, dial +41(0)22 791 6249


What is the common medical emergency vocabulary?

It's an emergency - C'est un cas d'urgence.
My name is - Je m'apelle:
My telephone number is - Mon numéro de téléphone est:
I live at - J'habite à:
I want an Ambulance - J'ai besoin d'une ambulance



Useful information

The companies listed in this section are included on the basis of their proximity to the Globethics.net  premises and their inclusion in no way implies any recommendation or preference on the part of Globethics.net.
Post Office

Rue Sonnex 12, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

  • Monday to Friday from 0800AM to 600PM
  • Saturday from 0900AM to 1200PM.




Post Finance

Rue Sonnex 12, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

  • Monday to Friday from 0800AM to 600PM
  • Cash dispensers are open 24/7 outside the bank

For money transfers to other countries, Western Union has branches in town, at the main railway station and at the airport.



Migros, Le Pommier, Rue Sonnex 20, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex

Coop, Avenue De-Budé 15, 1202 Genève

Shopping Center
  • Balexert (near the airport).
  • Tax-free shopping at the SAFI store in the UN Office in Geneva campus Palais des Nations (for delegates and international organization staff): Monday to Friday from 1200 to 1830 hours.
  • Normal shopping hours in Geneva:
    • Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1830 hours (many stores remain open until 2100 hours on Thursdays)
    • Saturday from 0830 to 1800 hours
    • Sunday, closed (except for petrol stations, newsagents and the airport shopping complex).

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
General assistance for the event, Coordination Team educonsortium@globethics.net
Programme Executive, Ethics in Higher Education, Anh Tho Andres-Kammler, andreskammler@globethics.net
Partnership Director, Lucy Howe Lopez, howelopez@globethics.net