Hearts & Minds, Scotland

Structure and meetings



Our Board of Directors consists of the 7 members:

Chair:           Kenneth Ohrberg, Hospitals Klovne Denmark

Vice Chair:    Caroline Simonds, Le Rire Medecin France

Treasurer:     Coen Abbenhuis, CliniClowns Netherlands

Secretary:     Valerie van Gastel, Cliniclowns Belgium

Plus three appointed board members:

                    Ivana Bacanovic, Rote Nasen Austria

                    Suzie Ferguson, Hearts & Minds Scotland, UK

                    Susana Ribeiro, Operacao Nariz Vermelho, Portugal 

Artistic Advisor to the Board: Laura Fernandez, HumorHilftHeilen Germany

Secretariat:                          Ursula Fährer

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




Our  board convenes at least twice a year.
A general assembly meeting is taking place annually.

EFHCO also has four working groups, exchanging knowledge on specific themes related to healthcare clowning and the federation.

- Artistic Working Group
- Management Working Group
- Research & Development
- Fundraising

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.

More options to meet at efhco

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.