HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
P.O. Box 3130
+41 1 368 65 00
+41 1 368 65 80
info (at) helvetas.org
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is one of the most experienced and largest development organisations in Switzerland. It came into existence on 1 July 2011 with the merger of two organisations: Helvetas (founded 1955) and Intercooperation (founded 1982). As a politically and denominationally neutral association, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is supported by over 100,000 members and sponsors, as well as 12 regional groups of volunteers. Over 1200 local and 60 international employees (mainly Swiss) are engaged in 30 partner countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. A total of 130 people work at the Berne and Zurich offices, as well as at the Lausanne and Balerna branch offices. They coordinate development projects, offer advisory services to governmental and non-governmental organisations, and raise awareness about the problems faced by people in developing countries.