New Solidar chapter in French speaking Switzerland: “Solidar Suisse Geneve” was founded on November 24, 2014.
Preparation for the new chapter started over four years ago. The purpose is to increase Solidar's presence in Geneva and French speaking Switzerland. "Solidar Suisse Geneve" will organize public events and inform people about Solidar's projects in other countries. This should increase the Geneva public's awareness of development policy and the questions around it. Solidar Switzerland hopes that increased involvement in Geneva will also have effects throughout French speaking Switzerland. This is because the Geneva community is one of the leaders in committing to social development, as shown - for the second time - by Solidar's 2013 rating of Swiss towns in this aspect.
Olga Baranova is the president of the new chapter and Stéphane Cusin is the director. Thechapter of Solidar Suisse in Lausanne has been operational for quite a while.