Embark on the collaboratio helvetica journey

Collaboration and innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, so we are welcoming talented, committed, curious and adventurous people that bring their knowledge and experience and most importantly their open minds and hungry hearts to join our expedition. If you harbour a burning question, be it an intention to serve a specific cause or a more open intention to make your contribution, and if you want to truly act upon your intention, the collaboratio helvetica Explorership might just be the right next step for you - and the beginning of a new chapter in this great adventure.

With becoming a member of our community, you would onboard into a crew of fellow dedicated and inspiring Explorers, who share, learn together and from each other, and deepen and expand their impact. Once you are an Explorer, various levels of increased involvement in the collaboratio helvetica community are possible based on your unique contribution and interests. We call them Collaborators, Practitioners and Pioneers.

  • Support the vision and are part of our community of practice

  • Are on a learning journey and participate in cohe spaces and events (dialogue evenings, community forum, coworkations etc.)

  • Contribute and bring in their talents occasionally

  • Receive indirect support for their projects and ideas through feedback from and collaboration with the community

  • Are part of the active pool of cohe practitioners

  • Are offered the possibility to carry out services and take mandates in the name of collaboratio helvetica

  • Take the lead in an area or project (e.g. Social Lab, Dialogue project)

  • Receive support from cohe, incl. back-office, communication, logistics & fundraising support

You would love to support the vision and work of collaboratio helvetica but don’t have the time to contribute actively to its implementation? Become a Supporter instead and support us with your donation!

You need more information?

Here is a little story about what we mean by Explorership!


May we introduce you to...

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You have all heard of this man. But did you know that Albert was a Swiss citizen? He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). He was not only a heroic scientist, but was also known for being courageous enough to ask the great questions of life. That is why his work is also known for its influence on philosophy.

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Isabelle was a Swiss globetrotter and travel writer. Her extraordinary lifestyle fascinated and inspired many people: this young woman wore men's clothing, travelled alone through the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains, and had no fear of the bars and brothels of the Maghreb. All this at a time when women's rights were still minimal.

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Raymond was a Swiss mountaineer and adventurer. On Mount Everest, he and Tenzing Norgay attempted a new world record in 1952. In the end, their rudimentary oxygen equipment proved insufficient for the task. Although he finally failed to climb to the top, his friend Tenzing completed the mission a year later, bringing Raymond’s scarf to the summit.

Three extraordinary explorers who changed the world, each in a very different way. What connects these three stories is a journey towards questioning the world. It’s about following a call, a belief that something else is possible - that's what we want to do at collaboratio helvetica!


The Expedition


Our mission is to catalyse and cultivate the conditions for collaboration in Switzerland for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


To start an expedition we need

  • a calling question to drive it.

  • resources to carry it out.

  • a strong community to make it possible.


To operate an expedition we need

  • Explorers who are passionate in asking questions and searching for new answers

  • to make sure that what drives us is a question and not a rigid goal

  • enough time for detours and to enjoy the journey

  • enough courage to fail with the expedition

  • Explorers who question themselves and everything in the mission

  • an open mind to learn things that we might not anticipate


What our platform offers to explorers

  • Deepen your contribution to the future of Switzerland and find moral, human and practical support for your work. Benefit from our network and the many talents and ideas our community harbors.

  • Support each other’s projects, find new ways of making the best ideas a reality, unlock new possibilities to collaborate and create more impact thanks to the learnings and connections.

  • Develop your skills and capacity, attend trainings, learn about new forms and tools of collaboration and dialogue by being part of our community of practice.

  • Broaden your horizon of activity and get involved in the Social Labs, join existing or new projects, attend or host Dialogue Evenings, deliver service with us and become active in the ecosystem.



We offer a flexible membership scheme with the following categories:

  • CHF 500.- regular membership fee

  • CHF 250.- membership fee for people with low income

  • CHF 1000.- supporter membership

What you get (very practically):

  • Invitations to internal community events (community forum, Social Labs Retreats) that are entirely or partly funded by cohe

  • discounts for cohe trainings after having attended to at least 4 cohe events in the last 12 months

  • Access to the internal community communication channels (Slack, Explorer Newsletter)

  • Indirect or direct support for your projects and ideas, depending on your level of involvement

  • The possibility to with time become a Practitioner or Pioneer and carry out services and projects in the name of cohe.

It is our wish to make the membership in our community possible for everyone. And at the same time we need to find ways to ensure the financial sustainability of our community (currently the annual costs for running our community platform and the related services exceed CHF 90’000 per year). If finances are not a big limitation for you and you would love to support our vision and mission, we encourage you to assist us with a supporter membership and thus make it possible for others to join with a lower membership fee.

If you can’t afford to pay CHF 250.- membership fee but would like to become an Explorer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will find another solution together.

… are you ready to be part of the adventure?

Get in touch!

Make sure you already attend one of our events before getting in touch to become an Explorer. After filling out the form below, one of our team members will contact you to invite you to an onboarding evening. Then you will have the option to formally join collaboratio helvetica.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to community@collaboratio.ch


This project is possible thanks to the support of Stiftung 3FO.