The Think Tank Hub Geneva, founded in April 2014, is an initiative undertaken by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in collaboration with the Think Tank foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy. The initiative aims at bridging the gap between Think Tanks and other institutions in Geneva and provides a space for actors of different backgrounds to work together across national, institutional and intellectual boundaries in a dynamic and innovative environment.
The Think Tank Hub provides two fully equipped working spaces as well as conference facilities free of charge to think tanks from around the world which are looking for temporary office space in Geneva. The offices are conveniently located in the building of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the heart of the UN district. Further, the Think Tank Hub organises event-series with the aim of promoting and connecting think tanks with actors International Geneva. It further supports visiting Think Tanks with event management and hosts events relevant to the Think Tank community and International Geneva.
Geneva hosts a unique wealth of international organizations, institutional networks and expertise that are inspired by a culture of dialogue and cooperation. The city houses the European Headquarters of the United Nations, 34 international organizations (of a total of 40 based in Switzerland) and some 400 NGOs. Together with the 179 countries represented in Geneva through a Permanent Mission to the UN, International Geneva employs about 30’000 people. The city also welcomes some 3’000 heads of state and government as well as ministers, and around 2’700 conferences every year. This concentration of stakeholders and conferences in a single city is unique and gives Geneva a leading role in global governance.
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If you are interested in using our facilities, please send us an email with a brief introduction of your Think Tank along with the dates, names of participants, number of offices needed and the reason for your request.
Think Tank Hub
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
7bis Avenue de la Paix
For security reasons, note that you will need to bring an I.D. to enter the WMO building.