Participation for all

A place of encounter, education and culture.

Haus pour Bienne

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Biel is very diverse. People from 140 different nations live here. For many, however, participation in social and cultural life is difficult. The language course or concert is too expensive or there is a lack of social connections. Moreover, encounters often take place in the same bubble.

Our approach

With Haus pour Bienne, we offer a transcultural, intergenerational and bilingual meeting place in the heart of Biel. A hub for voluntary work. A low-threshold and creative cultural venue as well as inviting and participatory educational programmes.



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Open to all

All people are welcome.

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Free of charge

All offers in Haus pour Bienne are free of charge.

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Without registration

Come along. Registration is not necessary.

The current offer

Become part of the team

Regardless of whether you already have concrete ideas or are simply willing to get involved - in Haus pour Bienne there is room for you! We warmly welcome everyone.

Important information

Opening hours!

Every week, the house invites you to use it freely and openly on the following days (exceptions can be found in the Online agenda).

Sundays - 14.00 - 18.00
Mondays - 09.00 - 12.00
Wednesdays - 18.00 - 21.00
Saturdays - 14.00 - 18.00

Do you have a request?

We are on site for you and your concerns at the following times:

Monday 14.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 14.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 14.00 - 17.00
Thursday 14.00 - 17.00

Come by to get to know the house or to discuss your commitment, offer or event in the house with the team.

Access for people with a disability!

The house is Unfortunately only partially wheelchair accessible. We apologise for these inconveniences.

  • The entrance consists of 5 steps. There is a ramp in the basement, but it is relatively heavy. If several people are present, wheelchairs can be carried up.
  • Unfortunately, the toilet is very narrow and not really wheelchair accessible.
  • During opening hours, the WC in the Farel House It has a lift to the WC on the first floor.

Please get in touchif you need help to participate in an offer.

Where you can find us!

The Haus pour Bienne is located in the heart of Biel. The address is

Kontrollstrasse 22, 25023 Biel/Bienne

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Voices from users

Engagement in Haus pour Bienne

Do you want to volunteer, but haven't found a suitable position yet? We offer flexible commitments - on a regular basis or according to your possibilities. Do you want to offer a course but don't have the necessary resources or premises? Are you interested in organising an event, inviting your friends and helping to expand Biel's cultural diversity? Or are you motivated to take on the day-to-day responsibility at Haus pour Bienne? With us, you have the opportunity to realise your ideas! An experienced team will be on hand with help and advice.

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Daily responsibility

As a daytime supervisor (TV), you are the contact person in the building, show new visitors round the building and explain the philosophy. Are you open, responsible and do you speak German or French? Get in touch!

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Organise an event

Want to organise your own event? Haus pour Bienne is the right place for you! We offer you free premises, catering, technology, infrastructure and advertising. Is your event free of charge, not profit-orientated and open to everyone? Get in touch!

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Offer something

Share your knowledge, experience or skills with others! For example, offer a German course or administrative help, advise people or cut hair. If you can dedicate time on a regular basis - alone or in a team - and can be relied on, this is the right place for you. Get in touch!

Book a room

Would you like to reserve a private room in Haus pour Bienne, for example for a club meeting, to organise a demonstration, to plan an event or for civic engagement?

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Further information on the project

How was the Haus pour Bienne created?

Haus pour Bienne was opened in December 2016 as an open, intercultural meeting place in the centre of Biel/Bienne. The overall church community of Biel provided the FAIR! - and initially the Stand Up For Refugees association - the property at Kontrollstrasse 22 for interim use. After intensive renovation and conversion work, the building opened its doors on Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016.

Who is the Haus pour Bienne aimed at?

The centre is open to everyone. However, certain services are explicitly aimed at certain groups of people, such as legal advice for undocumented migrants.

When is the Haus pour Bienne open?

The Haus pour Bienne is open regularly and can be used freely. You can find the exact opening hours here further up on this website. The same applies to office hours, where you can ask questions. In addition to the regular office hours, you will find the Agenda all other offers and events.

How can I get involved in the project?

You can find possible engagements in the category Commitment in Haus pour Bienne

Is the Haus pour Bienne wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the Haus pour Bienen is only partially wheelchair accessible. Here you can find more information.

Do the offers cost anything?

The programmes at Haus pour Bienne are all free of charge. However, we are dependent on donations - especially from people who can afford it financially. Only through donations can we continue to guarantee that, for example, people in the asylum process or on social welfare will continue to have free access to education and culture in the future.
Here to the donation page.

How are you financing the project?

The project is financed in particular by foundations, private donations and association funds. Our financial resources are scarce and funding is a major challenge. If anyone has contacts with foundations or companies that might be interested in funding, please contact us. get in touch.

What is on offer at Haus pour Bienne?

The Haus pour Bienne offers a wide range of programmes. These include educational courses such as language courses, leisure activities such as yoga, support services for people with irregular residence status, for example, and cultural events such as concerts. The building can also be used freely for communal activities, private work, ping pong and more. Finally, there is also the possibility of Rooms to use for meetings or similar.

You can find our programme in the Agenda.

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