GAD, (Groupe Acceuil et Dialogue, Diplomatic Spouses in Bern) founded in 1972 in Bern, is open to partners of diplomats and foreign personnel serving at international organisations as well as to the partners of Swiss diplomats who have returned to Bern. GAD is also open to those people connected to the above-mentioned people who would like to make GAD members feel more at home in Bern.

GAD’s objective is to establish contacts, form friendships and open up dialogue through various activities such as conversation and art groups, excursions, talks, walks and creative mornings (with flowers, cooking etc).

If you wish to join GAD, please complete the application form.

If you would like further information, do not hesitate to contact us at

GAD Committee