Last year was a very successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous…Read more
Developing, promoting, and implementing
Effective Altruism is an honest attempt at answering the question—how can we do as much good as possible? As a global community we apply the scientific principles of empirical inquiry and self-correction through open discussion to figure out how to use our time and money to help others as effectively as possible. Then we go and do it.Learn more about effective altruism
What we do
As part of the global effective altruism movement, we strive for a world without extreme suffering. To develop, promote, and implement the philosophy of effective altruism we run projects in three areas: research, community, and philanthropy.
Last year was a successful one: we collected around 3 million euros for effective charities; kicked off a campaign for a national ballot initiative in Switzerland; spun off two projects, namely Sentience Politics and the Sentience Institute; launched a research project on wild-animal suffering; published a position paper on evidence-based development cooperation; held numerous workshops,…Read more
[toc] Program You can find the full program booklet here. Stay up-to-date It's possible that we'll have to make short-term changes. In order to stay up-to-date, you can check out this page or the Facebook event from time to time. Updates: (Saturday, 4 pm) Today's official program is over soon, but we'd love to meet…Read more
What are the world’s most pressing problems, and how can we solve them? Our research projects, the Foundational Research Institute and Wild-Animal Suffering Research, seek to answer this open-ended question. We also write policy papers on the most relevant results of their work so as to influence public discourse and decision-making.
We want to build a community of exceptionally committed people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. We provide infrastructure in the form of events and local groups in order to help the movement grow sustainably and ensure that the core ideas of effective altruism are not lost. In the public sphere we seek to portray its ideas in all their nuance to prevent misconceptions.
We want to establish the ideas of effective altruism as a new norm within the realm of philanthropy, thereby enabling donors to have the biggest impact they can. To that end, we offer donation advice and the possibility of tax-efficiently supporting effective organizations all over the world.