OUR MISSION

Fostering a community of aspiring effective altruists working to anchor evidence-based strategies for more effective world-improvement in Geneva and beyond.

 
 
 

Effective Altruism (EA)

A social movement that advocates using evidence and reason to figure out how we can do the most good.

Geneva

A resourceful and motivated community at the heart of international coordination to improve the world.

 
 
 
 
EA Geneva is a dynamic group of intelligent people full of innovative ideas and the right energy to put them into practice. With the EA movement, Geneva has won a new, creative and open platform of exchange which promises to push forward solutions for today’s problems and a better tomorrow.
— Dr. Ekkehard Ernst | Chief Macroeconomist, International Labour Organisation
 
 

What we do

 
 

High impact career planning

On average, a career comprises 80'000 hours. We help you make the most out of it.

With research from Oxford, years of experience, and a unique perspective, we help people like you to maximise their social impact and life satisfaction.

Join one of our career planning seminars; request a workshop at your university, or organisation; or get in touch for personal counselling. 

 
 

Philanthropy: EA Consulting

Giving is not just a matter of the heart. It's a decision, and decisions need thought. We inform your decisions, so that you can continue to give more, more confidently.

Whether it's your personal or your organisation's donations, we bring the necessary tools to the table to make your money create future-proof impact.

 
 

POLICY Strategy: Geneva Macro Labs

Developing and accelerating solutions to the world's biggest problems requires expertise, evidence, and reason. We leverage Geneva's collective intelligence and pair it with cutting-edge research to develop best practices for evidence-based policy and prioritisation within the international community.

Want to contribute? Get in touch!

 
 

Community building

Effective Altruism can seem demanding. Aspiring effective altruists, thus, need a supportive community that helps to strike the right balance.

We offer co-working space, organise social events to relax, organise seminars and workshops to expand our knowledge, and maintain a network of local supporters.

Want to join? Sign up here.

 
 

Become a contributor

We are working on more projects, more content, more events. That is only possible because awesome people, like you, keep deciding to become active contributors. If you think Effective Altruism sounds like the right thing to do, and if a community of people wanting to genuinely do the most good sounds like your kind of fun:

 
 
 

Not sure? See for yourself:

Our next events:

 
 
 
The Effective Altruism movement is one of the most promising, observable phenomena of our times. The organisation “EA Geneva” established it in the Swiss Romandie and hence also contributes to its introduction to the French speaking world. This is an important development that must be encouraged.
— Dr. Samia Hurst | Professor, Biomedical ethics | Director, IEH2, University of Geneva
 
 

Staff

 
Maxime Stauffer CSO

Maxime Stauffer
CSO

Konrad Seifert CEO

Konrad Seifert
CEO

 
 

Committee Members

 
Cameron Schmidt EA Office Lead

Cameron Schmidt
EA Office Lead

Nora Ammann 80000 Hours Lead

Nora Ammann
80000 Hours Lead

Neigeline Rivollat French EA Lead

Neigeline Rivollat
French EA Lead

Olivier Leutke Secretary

Olivier Leutke
Secretary

Jela Ali Sentience Lead

Jela Ali
Sentience Lead

 
 

Contributing Members

  • Lee Sharkey
  • Olympe Peretz
  • Igor Krawczuk
  • Janique Behman
  • Ruben Schmidle

EA is a toolkit for impact. Aspiring effective altruists seek to answer one, not-so-simple question:

How can we use our limited resources to do the most good?

Rather than just doing what intuitively feels right, we evaluate and act on the most promising causes, continuously adapting to new evidence.


WHY?

Changing things for the better requires the right tools and know-how. Further, our resources are limited. To sustainably improve things, we have to prioritise and evaluate thoroughly.

How?

We ought to be good judges to make the most of our limited resources. Thus, we advocate critical thinking, probabilistic reasoning, and scientific evidence to improve our capacities.

WhO?

Anyone who wants to do more good. Some plan out their donation strategy, others found entire organisations. All of us try to simply improve our actions and understanding one step at a time.


Have a look at our partner organisations to learn more about the movement:

Read what the media say about Effective Altruism: