The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
The foundation’s headquarters and Swiss offices are located at 6 avenue Dickens, near the Lausanne train station. A number of associations, including WWF Suisse Romande and FEDEVACO, have their headquarters at this address.
In the building next door, at 2-4 avenue Dickens, a collective space has been created in 2014, with the support of the city of Lausanne and the FPH: the Espace Dickens. Jointly run by organisations and associations in the Lake Geneva area, Espace Dickens offers meeting rooms and facilities, and aims to encourage the debate between citizens, civil society organisations and representatives of local authorities.
In addition to renting meeting rooms to associations and local groups, the cooperative organises events focusing on the theme of the transition and are open to the public.
Themes of recent conference cycles:
– 2015-2016 ‘Another City is Possible. Alternatives to the City as a Commodity’
– 2016-2017 ‘Paths to Another Economy’
– End of 2017 ‘Alternative Travel’
More information on conference room rental:
Espace Dickens – Contact coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org – 078 / 811 40 82
Mon.-Fri. 10am – 12noon
and on the website: www.espace-dickens.ch
Avenue Dickens 6
CH - 1006 Lausanne - Suisse
tel : +41 (0) 21 342 50 10
email : email@example.com