Rire Medecin, France © Jacques Grison

About

Eight healthcare 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 Healthcare Clown Organizations. efhco was established on March 3rd 2011.

 The formation of The European Federation of Healthcare Clowning Organizations, efhco , is a benchmark in the growth of this profession! I am so proud to be an honorary member!  In fostering recognition of the profession, promoting active exchanges, identifying professional standards and ethics, creating a hospital clowning data base and serving as an administrative center, efhco  is helping to take our wonderful profession to the next level.  I extend my heartfelt thanks to all of the talented and passionate people who created it and maintain it.  Bravo!

Michael Christensen started Hospital Clowning in USA. His work inspired many in Europe to start similar activities.

Our growing Federation has currently the following 20 members:

 

 

Pallapupas Pallassos d'Hopital

Barcelona, Spain

Pallapupas website

23 clowns
8 cities
14 care institutions
35.000 visits a year

Director

Angie Rosales

Artistic Director

Jordi Solé

Crveni Nosovi

Zagreb / Croatia

Crveni Nosovi website

26 clowns
7 cities
42 care institutions
10.000 visits a year

Director

Deniza Drusany

Artistic Director

N. Dabac + Z. Vukic

Cliniclowns België

Belgium

CliniClowns Belgium website

32 clowns
22 cities
62 care institutions
26.000 visits a year

Director

Valerie van Gastel

Artistic Director

Geert Pardon

Sairaalaklovnit ry

Finland

Sairaalaklovnit website

45 clowns
5 cities
8 care institutions
46000 visits a year

Director

Kari Jagt

Artistic Director

Kari Jagt

Hôpiclowns Genève

Switzerland

Hôpiclowns website

15 clowns
4 cities
6 care institutions
11.040 visits a year

Director

Anne Lanfranchi

Artistic Director

Hélène Gustin

Danske Hospitalsklovne

Denmark

Danske Hospitalsklovne website

60 clowns
5 cities
30 care institutions
58.000 visits a year

Director

n.n.

Artistic Director

Ewan MacKinnon

Nariz Vermelho

Portugal

Nariz Vermelho website

30 clowns
7 cities
18 care institutions
40.000 visits a year

Director

Rosária Jorge

Artistic Director

Fernando Escrich

Zdravotni Klaun

Czech Republic

Zdravotni Klaun website

86 clowns
55 cities
70 care institutions
104.788 visits a year

Director

Katerina Slamova Kubesova

Artistic Director

Petr Jarcevsky

Sykehusklovnene

Norway

Sykehusklovnene website

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

Director

Nina Eidem

Artistic Director

Vibeke Lie

CliniClowns Nederland

The Netherlands

CliniClowns website

110 clowns
70 cities
480 care institutions
95.000 visits a year

Director

Coen Abbenhuis

Artistic Director

n.n.

Hearts & Minds

Scotland / UK

Hearts & Minds website

16 clowns
12 cities
29 care institutions
10.000 visits a year

Director

Rebecca Simpson

Artistic Director

n.n.

KlinikClowns e.V.

Germany

KlinikClowns website

57 clowns
42 cities
75 care institutions
52.850 visits a year

Director

Elisabeth Makepeace

Artistic Director

Peter Spiel

Le Rire Médecin

France

Le Rire Médecin website

103 clowns
15 cities
46 care institutions
80.000 visits a year

Director

Clotilde Mallard

Artistic Director

Laurence Renn Penel

Rote Nasen Clowndoctors e.V.

Vienna, Austria

Rote Nasen website

66 clowns
22 cities
45 care institutions
150.000 visits a year

Director

Ivana Bacanovic

Artistic Director

Martin Kotal

Soccorso Clown Societa

Italy

Soccorso Clown website

31 clowns
5 cities
8 care institutions
41.000 visits a year

Director

Yuri Olshansky

Artistic Director

Vladimir Olshansky

Fondation Théodora

Switzerland

Théodora website

62 Doctor Reves clowns
20 cities
97 care institutions
110.000 visits a year

Director

Andre Poulie

Artistic Director

Artistic Council

Clown Medicin

Sweden

Clown Medicin Website

13 clowns
5 cities
25 care institutions
37000 visits a year

Director

Anne- Marie Möller & Eva Riepe

Artistic Director

Anne- Marie Möller & Eva Riepe

Fondazione Theodora ONLUS

Italy

Fondazione Theodora Italia website

32 clowns
11 cities
42 care institutions
35.000 visits a year

Director

Emanuela Basso Petrino

Artistic Director

Artistic Council

Fondazione Dottor Sorriso ONLUS

Italy

Dottor Sorriso Italia website

30 clowns
11 cities
20 care institutions
19.800 visits a year

Director

Cristina Bianchi

Artistic Director

Rodrigo Morganti

Stiftung HUMOR HILFT HEILEN gGmbH

Germany

HHH website

50+ clowns
20+ cities
30+ care institutions
40.000 visits a year

Director

Maria Bley

Artistic Director

n.n.