Raising young people’s awareness of international cooperation
EDUKI foundation

In an interdependent world, international cooperation plays an increasingly important role in shaping our daily lives and our future. The Eduki Foundation aims to throw light on the subject by enabling young people to discover international organizations, their fields of activity and the professions associated with them.

Since 2013, the Fondation pour Genève, which has been involved in the development of this programme, has been working with former State Councillor Martine Brunschwig Graf, President of the Eduki Foundation, to ensure good governance of Eduki, and its strategic development. Eduki’s operational staff are based in the Fondation pour Genève’s offices.

Every two years, Eduki Foundation organises a national competition for students in primary school and levels I and II of secondary school, aiming to raise young people’s awareness of international cooperation. The competition, which is supported by the Fondation pour Genève, has focused since 2015 on a theme related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the UN’s Agenda 2030.

Since the 2019/2020 competition, secondary II students can submit their projects for the Françoise Demole award. This award, created in 2018 on the occasion of the presentation of the Fondation pour Genève Prize, aims to provide financial support for sustainable development initiatives in connection with International Geneva.

Competition Eduki

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Other supports

WTO Model 2020:  a 3-day programme organised by HEC St. Gallen for students from all over the world, which includes a simulation of World Trade Organization negotiations in Geneva.

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The banks: Pictet & Cie Group SCA, Lombard Odier & Cie SA, Credit Suisse Group AG, Mirabaud & Cie SA, Bordier & Cie, Reyl & Cie SA, UBS Switzerland AG – The companies: Richemont International SA, Litasco SA, ACE & Company SA, LS Travel Retail International SA, m3 GROUPE, MKS (Switzerland) SA, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Procter & Gamble International Operations SA, PSA International SA, Rolex SA – The institutions: Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER), Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) – The foundations: Fondation du Domaine de Villette, Fondation Hippomène – The benefactors: Stéphane Barbier-Mueller, Rémy Best, Grégoire Bordier, Nicolas Brunschwig, Bertrand Demole, Claude Demole, Françoise Demole, Pierre Keller, Brigitte Lescure, Thierry Lombard, Yves Mirabaud, Yves Oltramare, Charles Pictet, Ivan Pictet, Nicolas Pictet, Renaud de Planta, Adam Said, Jacques de Saussure, Guy Waldvogel