CliniClowns, Netherlands

Structure and meetings


The board of directors consists of the 6 members.  From these board members, 4 officers have been appointed:

Chair:             Monica Culen, Rote Nasen, Austria
Vice Chair:     Kenneth Ohrberg, Hospital Klovne Denmark
Treasurer:      Bianca Schoonbeek, CliniClowns Netherlands
Secretary:      Caroline Simonds, Le Rire Medecin, France 

Appointed board members:

Yury Olshansky, Soccorso Clown, Italy

Susana Ribeiro, Nariz Vermelho, Portugal 

Part-time coordinator: Paulien Trapman, CliniClowns Netherlands

The federation consists of Founding Members, Ordinary Members and the Honorary Member Michael Christensen.


The board convenes at least twice a year, with a general assembly meeting taking place annually. EFHCO also has two working groups which exchange on specific themes related to healthcare clowning and the federation.
- Artistic Working Group
- Management Working Group

These groups work with a fixed agenda during the General Assembly. Furthermore they exchange views and ideas on work through the EFHCO extranet. This extranet is accessible to members and provides ways to communicate, a library on research and a calendar with (European) activities.

Other annual meetings

Once a year fundraisers of the member oganizations and of non-member organizations are invited to join a two day exchange on fundraising and communication topics. External speakers are invited to inspire the fundraisers in their work.
Costs for participating in this meeting is €150,- members and €300,- non-members.