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Our mission


We are a youth driven social enterprise. We believe that the world needs more people who come together to imagine, design, and implement bold solutions to today’s most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges.

That is why we provide fun, inspiring and engaging trainings as well as events that empower people who would usually not meet to collaborate radically and unleash their full changemaker potential.

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Our mission


We are a youth driven social enterprise. We believe that the world needs more people who come together to imagine, design, and implement bold solutions to today’s most pressing social, environmental and economic challenges.

That is why we provide fun, inspiring and engaging trainings as well as events that empower people who would usually not meet to collaborate radically and unleash their full changemaker potential.

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I love what you are doing! [...] I look forward to building an alliance.
— Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka

our programmes


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our programmes


 
 
All our events are CO2 neutral thanks to the support of Swiss Climate

All our events are CO2 neutral thanks to the support of Swiss Climate

 

our impact


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our impact


What do people do after a euforia training?

Since 2007, we have mobilized more than 350 young volunteers who have organized 100 + euforia trainings and events in Switzerland and beyond. By now, more than 5'400 youth as well as managers have participated in these trainings.

Evaluations show that 6 months after our trainings, 50 to 70% of the participants have become actively involved in finding local solutions to global challenges and have turned sustainable development into a hands-on matter for their daily lives.

The new commitments that emerge at our trainings take various forms:

  • More than 80% of the participants change their behavior, especially when it comes to responsible consumption, transportation or fields of studies.
  • 35% join an existing initiative or organization, for example a local Red Cross or WWF chapter.
  • 18% launch their own initiative (See the projects that are still running after imp!act).
  • 12% join the euforia training programme and become the driving force behind our empowering imp!act events.
It is impressive how people are empowered thanks to euforia’s events. You can feel it and you can measure it.
— Florian Hoos, Professor at HEC Paris (in charge of our evaluation)

Honours and awards

On top of that, we have received various awards and distinctions for our events and impact:

  • Selected as "Global Shaper" by the World Economic Forum (2011) and invited to the Forum in Davos (2012)
  • Chosen as project of the "UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" by the UNESCO (2011)
  • Fellow of Ashoka, the world’s foremost community of leading social entrepreneurs
  • Winner of the HUB Award at the Start-up Social Entrepreneurship contest in Switzerland (2009)
  • Speeches at the European Business Summit, UNESCO Youth Forum, UNCTAD XIII, INSEAD Global Business Leaders Conference, HEC Paris, HSG St. Gallen, and many more
  • Covered by media outlets such as Euronews, NZZ, SRF, 20 Minutes (see here)

To find out more about our impact, have a look at the euphoric stories of our latest Annual Report:

Our values


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Our values


Dedication and impact: we are not satisfied with the current world and dedicated to take action in order to foster justice and respect for current and future generations.

Qualities of youth: euforia stands for idealism, creativity, resilience, passion, naivety, flexibility, subversiveness and integrity.

Joie de vivre: fun, friendship and meaning fuel us.

We collaborate radically: we give everyone the opportunity to reach his/her full potential within a context of inclusion, competence and openness.

The Ooops culture: be ambitious, be courageous, dare to doubt of yourself and enjoy the right to fail.

our team


The way we work at euforia is non-hierarchical, consensual and radically collaborative. On top of that, it builds on holacracy. Therefore, rather than presenting a complicated organigram with many levels, we would like to introduce the members of our different circles. In addition to the staff presented below, euforia is, of course, powered by the incredible work of more than 100 currently active volunteers in Switzerland, France and beyond.

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our team


The way we work at euforia is non-hierarchical, consensual and radically collaborative. On top of that, it builds on holacracy. Therefore, rather than presenting a complicated organigram with many levels, we would like to introduce the members of our different circles. In addition to the staff presented below, euforia is, of course, powered by the incredible work of more than 100 currently active volunteers in Switzerland, France and beyond.

To contact any of our staff members,  write an email to [firstname]@euforia.ch.

General Circle

Coordination, Administration, Talent Development, Financial Management, Fundraising, Knowledge Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, imp!act Evaluation:

Nathalie Breant
Happiness Officer

Jerónimo Calderón
Chief Inspiration Officer

Florent Halm
Master Number Cruncher
(Finances and KM intern)

Yoko Malbos  
Chief Operating Officer

David Martin
Chief Operating Officer a.i.

Youth circle

Programme Design, Facilitation, Academic and Executive Training, Knowledge Management, Training and Coaching of volunteers:

Alessia Cervone
Chief Empowerment Officer

Malika Dreyfuss
euforia Training Programme Coordinator

Arne Reis
Co-Director Facilitation, Training and Coaching

Severin von Hünerbein
Co-Director Facilitation, Training and Coaching

 

CORPORATE CIRCLE

Business Services, Sales:

Philipp Aegerter
Creator of opportunities

Chantal Calame
Chief Euphoric Officer

Théo Fischer
Creator of opportunities
(Junior Business Developer)

Valerian Stalder
Junior Business Developer

Outreach Circle

Communications, Marketing, Smart Network, Events, Community building & Storytelling:

Sonja Bichsel
Knowledge Network Director

Guy Ngayo
Advisor

Javier Quero
Chief Creative Officer

Martina Schlumpf 
Happy News Heralder

Magdalena Schneider
Director of Marketing and Communication

Massimiliano Verri
Community Development Coordinator and Efficiency Booster

In the media (selection)


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In the media (selection)


Press

Neue Ideen für die Schweiz - Migros Magazin.ch (euforia at the Wunsch-Schloss 2015)

Sie verbreiten in Bern Euphorie - Berner Zeitung (imp!act Bern 2014)

Wetten, dass sich Junge engagieren? - 20 Minuten (euforia competition 2014)

Des élèves sensibilisés aux défis globaux - Tribune de Genève (STEP into action 2014)

Imp!act: un coup de pouce pour les jeunes entrepreneurs - 24 heures/ Tribune de Genève/ Le Matin (imp!act 2012)

Imp!act, cinq jours pour changer le monde - Le Courrier (imp!act 2011)

Jugendliche packen die Problemen von Jugendlichen an - NZZ (Changemakecity 2010)

Drei Tage für eine bessere Welt - NZZ (EYS 2009)

Von Migranten profitieren - Der Bund (EYS 2009)

 

Radio

 

TV

euforia at the European Business Summit (2012)

imp!act 2011 - Léman Bleu

Jero on skills development (2012) - INSEAD

STEP into Action 2012 - Léman Bleu

they support us


Throughout the year, we can count on the support of numerous partners for our events. We are greatly indebted to them and are particularly grateful for the visionary long term support granted to us by:

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they support us


Throughout the year, we can count on the support of numerous partners for our events. We are greatly indebted to them and are particularly grateful for the visionary long term support granted to us by: