Charter

 

Here’s what euforia’s all about... and what you are getting yourself into ;)

Our Purpose

euforia aims to co-create a global movement that unleashes the qualities of youth in order to take action for a more just society in which everyone can unleash his/her full potential while respecting others and nature.

Our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)

What hip hop was to the 90s, the movement co-created with euforia will be to the 2030s.

Our SHAG (Small Hairy Audacious Goals)

By  2020: euforia has reached out to 10 million (young) people in 10 countries
Quality and impact are maintained with 50 to 70% of participants impacted
By 2015: break even financially
Every year: euforia voted best place in the world to work, intern and volunteer

 

Our values

Dedication and impact: We are unsatisfied 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, passion, naivety, flexibility, subversiveness and integrity.

Joie de vivre: Fun and friendship 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 in yourself and have the right to fail.

 

Here are your rights and obligations as a euforia member

By signing this charter you become a euforia member. Our members are comprised of all the people that work for euforia, be it as staff, interns, trainees or volunteers. As you know by now, YOU are central to what we do, since our two main programs (STEP into action & imp!act) are organised by volunteers and trainees. In the mid term, we also plan to have our other activities (the CHANGEmaker network, Academic Training, Leading with Impact) run by volunteers. Our staff is dedicated to creating a great working environment for you and these rights and obligations are a part of it.

 

Transparency

euforia provides clear information to its members via newsletter, facebook, emails, general assemblies and (bi-)annual meet-ups. The staff communicates openly and shares any information that you might need (within reason & confidentiality).

Right to speak and vote

Every member is invited to voice his/her point of view at our bi-annual meet-ups and at the general assembly. Members have official voting rights at the general assembly.

Radical collaboration with you

We strive to:

  • Provide each member the adequate support and training to allow you to reach your full potential;  
  • Ensure that your responsibilities are in line with your competencies and interests;
  • Foster trust and cooperation within all euforia teams. 

Your dedication

You commit to spending at least three hours per week on your euforia responsibilities, to get to know our values and to respect them. All your activities must be aligned with euforia’s mission (purpose, BHAG and SHAG).

Sustainability in practice

It’s crucial for us that we walk the talk on sustainability, which is why you’ll be eating local, fair trade, organic, vegetarian food and drinking in euforia re-usable cups when you attend our activities. When organizing any euforia-branded activity, please make sure you follow the green charter guidelines, which include making sure your event is certified CO2 neutral. This is compulsory for all euforia-branded activities.

Practicalities on membership

In general, as long as you are actively engaged in euforia, your membership is automatically renewed on an annual basis (on January 1st). In case you stop your involvement at euforia during the year, you normally remain a member until the end of the year (December 31st).

However, both members and euforia are free to stop the membership at any given time if they find the need to do so. This is done by informing the other party both by mail AND phone.

There are no membership fees.

 

Special mention for participants to the (r)evolution lab

After attending the (r)evolution lab, you will be part of an imp!act leader team that has the task of organizing and facilitating an imp!act event. Each team will sign a collective agreement with euforia that stipulates the details of this task and the co-operation with euforia.

By clicking "Yes, I want to join euforia", you are agreeing to the rights and obligations as euforia member.

Your personal data shall be collected and processed solely for the purposes of the management of your membership and the organisation's reporting duties towards Swiss official entities. If you have any questions, please let us know.