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What we are

collaboratio helvetica is at once platform, community, organisation, laboratory and movement. Today, we are a growing community of co-creators of various backgrounds, united by a common mission to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), regenerating the Swiss culture of collaboration. We explore and cultivate the internal, organisational and systemic conditions for collaboration. This spirit of cooperation allows us to unleash untapped potential in the spaces “between” different actors, ways of working, organisations and institutions.

 

Our beginning

Collaboratio helvetica was established in December 2016 by a group of dedicated individuals from foraus, euforia, Coworking Switzerland, GreenBuzz and the Impact Hubs for Bern, Geneva and Zürich, with the support of the Engagement Migros development fund, to catalyse collaborative innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Our foundation

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Our principles

Openness &
Curiosity

We co-create, operate on trust, we keep an open mind & heart & will, listen closely, work at eye level, navigate via creative tensions, embrace diversity, check assumptions, work with unlikely allies.

Experimentation &
Learning

We learn on the go, experiment, are action-oriented, explore, have an impact, have feedback loops, harvest, have the courage to try and fail and learn from the mistakes, go step by step.

Transparency & Accountability

We are honest, create results & value, care, fully commit, have clear boundaries, have no hidden agenda, take responsibility, honest communication, are aware.

Generosity &
Playfulness

We have positive energy, are optimistic, are grateful, are human, have fun, participate, share, collaborate and contribute.

Rhythm &
Flow

We follow the energy, regenerate, are, take time to mature, do sprints, balance, sustain the energy, reflect our actions, are passionate.

Hold &
Give Space

We host and are being hosted, work together, give our best, give space for experimentation and development, give space to think - do - be & be still.

Our team

Catalyst team

Coordination & Relationships

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Facilitation & Program Design
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Communication & Storytelling

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Dialogue Evenings & Coworking
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Intern - Events

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Impact measurement & Knowledge sharing
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Volunteer

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Volunteer

 

Stewards

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