KlinikClowns, Germany © Dorothea Lutz-Hilgarth

About

Eight hospital clown organizations saw the need to consolidate their knowledge and skill to create a federation and agreed upon a common set of goals. They became the founding members of the European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations. EFHCO was established on March 3rd 2011.

 

Exchanging experiences on Hospital Clowning is very meaningful to us as a member.
Not only on artistic matters but also on management and fundraising.
Although each organization faces different challenges, talking with each other and
exchanging views gives inspiration, new ideas and support.

                                                                       Magdalena Schamberger
Director of Hearts & Minds, Scotland


Cliniclowns België

Belgium

http://www.cliniclowns.be

20 clowns
17 cities
30 care institutions
21.500 visits a year

Director

Valerie van Gastel

Artistic Director

Geert Pardon

Hôpiclowns Genève

Geneva

http://www.hopiclowns.ch

13 clowns
4 cities
5 care institutions
11.040 visits a year

Director

Anne Lanfranchi

Artistic Director

Hélène Beausoleil

Danske Hospitalsklovne

København

Danske Hospitalsklovne

39 clowns
5 cities
24 care institutions
50.000 visits a year

Director

Kenneth Ohrberg

Artistic Director

Ewan MacKinnon

Nariz Vermelho

Portugal

http://www.narizvermelho.pt/

22 clowns
7 cities
13 care institutions
40.000 visits a year

Director

Rosária Jorge

Artistic Director

Pedro Fabiao

Zdravotni Klaun

Prague

http://www.zdravotniklaun.cz

86 clowns
55 cities
112 care institutions
104.788 visits a year

Director

Katerina Slamova Kubesova

Artistic Director

Petr Jarcevsky

Sykehusklovnene

Oslo

http://www.sykehusklovnene.no

22 + 5 trainee clowns
8 cities
9 care institutions
9959 visits a year

Director

Kristin Zachariassen

Artistic Director

Elisabeth Helland Larsen

CliniClowns Nederland

Amersfoort, Netherlands

http://www.cliniclowns.nl/

78 clowns
70 cities
473 care institutions
91.586 visits a year

Director

Coen Abbenhuis

Artistic Director

Jacqueline Kaptein

Hearts & Minds

Edinburgh, Scotland

http://heartsminds.org.uk/

21 clowns
18 cities
29 care institutions
15.100 visits a year

Director

Gemma Kicks

Artistic Director

Magdalena Schamberger

KlinikClowns Bayern

Freising, Germany

http://www.klinikclowns.de/

57 clowns
42 cities
75 care institutions
52.850 visits a year

Director

Elisabeth Makepeace

Artistic Director

Peter Spiel

Le Rire Médecin

Paris, France

http://www.leriremedecin.org

103 clowns
13 cities
45 care institutions
71.000 visits a year

Director

Caroline Simonds

Artistic Director

Caroline Simonds

Rote Nasen Clowndoctors

Vienna, Austria

http://www.rotenasen.at/

66 clowns
22 cities
174 care institutions
148.300 visits a year

Director

Edith Heller

Artistic Director

Martin Kotal

Soccorso Clown Societa

Florence, Italy

http://www.soccorsoclown.it/

31 clowns
5 cities
8 care institutions
41.000 visits a year

Director

Yuri Olshansky

Artistic Director

Vladimir Olshansky

Fondation Théodora

Lonay, Switzerland

http://www.theodora.ch/

70 Giggle Doctors clowns
20 cities
58 care institutions
100.000 visits a year

Director

Andre Poulie

Artistic Director

Nathalie Dubath