Our projects in Switzerland

The projects in Switzerland are characterized by work against discrimination and for diversity. The focus is on the imagine project launched in 2001, which in the following years developed from an annual music festival to a year-round overall project. The Youth Festival was supplemented by workshops run by young people in schools and youth groups and many other actvities. In the last few years, terre des hommes schweiz has also been involved in the field of migration, from which a project with underage unaccompanied asylum seekers has emerged.


What makes your life exciting? This is the question the imagine-Team asked their festival-visitors in 2014.

A project for diversity and tolerance

In 2001 terre des hommes schweiz launched a project involving extensive collaboration with youth in Switzerland. Today, imagine is more than just a project; it has evolved into an ongoing programme. The imagine team not only organises events with widespread appeal that tie in with important social issues – they also conduct workshops on these topics that are designed for and with the local youth. The side events, the festival and the workshop are all designed and conducted by a team of over 40 volunteers.

Basel city tours

Young refugees show their Basel

Since 2017 terre des hommes schweiz has provided city tours for young refugees who have recently arrived in Basel. A project team composed of young Basel residents (refugees and non-refugees) compiled a list of places that are interesting for young people, then designed a walking tour based on those locations. The locals pick up the new arrivals and show them around, giving them an opportunity to get to know key parts of city and meet other young people living in Basel.

Project Coordination

Roger Gafner
Projects Switzerland and Coordinator imagine-Festival

061 338 91 62 | Roger.Gafner(a)terredeshommes.ch