The Horse concept – map of students' current projects


Map of cross-border students collaboration environmental projects

Testimonials 2019/20

Completed projects, topic "Food & Climate" between different teams at schools in India (Kerala and Dehli), Belgium (Antwerp) and Switzerland (Zürich).

Video interviews with teacher Ann, Mary, Praveena and student Lars about the cross border projects and how The Horse concept works.

Interviews via Skype with the teachers Ann, Mary, Praveena and the students Lars and Dharany about their project experiences and "The Horse" concept.

Lars über ihr Projekt und die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Team in Indien – in Schwizerdütsch.

Collaborations across borders
Zusammenarbeit über Grenzen hinweg

The Horse concept – a splendid way for teachers and learners to carry out collaborative projects with a sustainable impact.

NEWS [2021/02/02]: First City Climate projects 2020/21 published Press: "The Horse" concept on Movetia (Swiss National Agency for Exchange and Mobility), further news:

NEWS Deutsch [02/02/2021]
Erste "City Climate" Projekte 2020/21 sind online !
Movetia Artikel: Kulturübergreifende Umweltbildung mit «The Horse» Konzept
Video Testemonial: Lars, Erfahrungen mit dem "The Horse" Konzept

Pressetext 07/2020: Konzept "The Horse" (PDF)
Weitere Neuigkeiten (D):

The map on the left shows realized and ongoing collaborations. Already completed and published contributions were carried out between: The projects are part of our new established "THE ! association" – The Horse Education association.

Some facts
Since 2016 (to 07/2020) in total 128 published team contributions on originated under The Horse Concept and the "befter" approach (further information).

About 340 students published their projects, including 9 teachers, 8 experts & scientists and a range of expert comments were given. Additionally, more than 250 students used the non-puplic part of The Horse for working togheter.

In March/20 we had wonderful 9931 visitors and 44,508 page views on !

The Horse projects

Below is a selection of already realized collaboration projects with different countries. An additional overview of the projects since 2016 is located at The Horse Education since 2016
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City Climate contributions by collaborative student' projects

City Climate 2020/21

The overall topic is "City Climate" with special focus on "City Trees". Find befter-contributions from "Urban Gardening", "Green roofs", Building to "City animals", "Sustainable Investment" and more.
About the "City Climate" projects
City Climate projects
Sharing Teams

Sharing 2020

Sharing and using instead of owning and storing could be one of the future strategies for sustainable management. Students from Zurich, Switzerland carried out their great ideas with enthusiasm.
About the Sharing projects
Sharing Teams
Sharing projects

Food & Climate 2019/20

Very exciting projects on this "explosive" topic were carried out in collaboration with students from Antwerp, Belgium, Kerala & Dehli, India and Zurich, Switzerland carried out projects using the befter method.
About the Food & Climate projects
Teams Zurich, Antwerp, Kerala, Dehli
Food & Climate projects

befter projects 2018/2019

«before and after the experience»
Students from Antwerp, Belgium and Zurich, Switzerland carried out projects using the befter method. There are several steps to go through: imagination, research, team discussion, performing the experience, self-reflection, publishing, propagation on social media, asking for experts' feedback & getting comments.
More about the befter concept befter Teams 2018 - Zurich
befter Teams 2019 - Antwerp (Belgium) & Zurich
Already realized befter projects

Scenarios Z.B. 2018

Scenarios Z.B. - Z.urich B.erlin
Students from Zurich/Wetzikon (Switzerland) and metallography students from Berlin (Germany) created contributions in collaboration. There was even space for imagination in the fashion of some crazy ideas and strange stories.
About Z.B.
Teams Berlin & Zurich
Z.B. projects

ZürIzmir 2017/18

Zürich & Izmir (Turkey) - ZürIzmir
Comparing environmental topics across languages & across cultures: The students’ internationally mixed research teams tried to create a relationship to their own local environment or to the place where they live in.
About the ZurIzmir projects
Topics' pick list
Teams Izmir & Zurich
ZürIzmir projects

w2w 2016/17

w2w – from where to where
Students’ research teams discover the life cycle of every-day things as far and as intensely as possible in the given time. For the first time social media channels ( Instagram, FB and Twitter) had been used for propagating the contributions.
About the w2w projects
Teams of w2w
w2w projects

Energy 2015/16

The Horse concept is born! The students’ answers to their own renewable energy questions got published on the new students’ project website
About the birth of The Horse Concept
The Energy Teams Zurich/Wetzikon
Energy projects


FreeChos – Freely chosen topics
Room for self- and team engagement – there is the possibility to do a self-chosen and practice-oriented project coached by professionals.
All FreeChos

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Membership per year
50 CHF, 45 EUR, 50 $, donations are welcome.
We offer other opportunities for participation or membership, just ask us!

THE ! association
IBAN: CH89 0839 0036 1944 1000 0
Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
4601 Olten

Association headquarters
Friedheimstr. 5, c/o B. Jäckli
8057 Zürich

Integration of payment services are in progress.
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THE ! association

The Horse Education (THE) association' main purpose is the promotion and dissemination of «The Horse Concept». The association was founded on 9/19/2018 by Eliane Suter, Barbara Jäckli, Peter Binz and Dominik Fehr. Eliane is the president.

Our aim is to make «The Horse Education» available for teachers and students worldwide. Both the young learners and the teachers will be able to apply and test expert knowledge, competences and tools in the context of a project.

The Horse Education Association Board

We are an interdisciplinary team of teachers, environmental scientists, practicioners and web experts.

The purpose of the association is to

  • Promote and disseminate the concept through practical, relevant collaborations across generations and regions, involving learners, teachers, experts as well as other interested participants.
  • Promote, develop and make available web-based tools, resources and infrastructure, including their operation and maintenance as well as the provision of necessary funds.
  • Promote sustainable thinking and action, collaboration, social fairness and in general, the idea of a healthy environment, both in Switzerland and globally according to the current UN Sustainable Development Goals (
  • Promote participation and engagement in public life in order to make evidence-based decisions.

THE ! Horse association statutes

THE ! The Horse Education assotiation statutes (PDF)

It's always possible to achieve high goals. Eliane, Barbara, Peter and Dominik have founded the association on 9/19/2018
It's always possible to achieve higher goals.

Press & Contact

Would you like to try out or to take part in The Horse Concept?
We are pleased to check out the possibilities with you.

«The Horse» concept (PDF, 07/2020) Cross-cultural environmental education with «The Horse» concept
Movetia is the national (Switzerland) agency for the promotion of exchanges and mobility in the education system
Video testimonials about working with «The Horse» Konzept
Six experiences from teachers, students and founder Eliane
Websites The students' project website
Teaching & Learning Web "The Horse" concept
«befter» – a new teaching and learning method?

«The Horse» Konzept (PDF, Deutsch, 07.2020) Kulturübergreifende Umweltbildung mit «The Horse» Konzept
Movetia, Nationale Agentur für Austausch und Mobilität in der Schweiz
Erfahrungen eines Lernenden mit dem «The Horse» Konzept
Testemonial in der Form eines Videointerviews
«The Horse» Konzept – Kollaborative & kulturübergreifende Umweltprojekte (PDF)
Magazin FachFrauen Umwelt, S. 15
Websites Projektwebsite
Lehr- und Lernweb "The Horse" Konzept
Was ist die «befter»-Methode? (in Englisch)

L'éducation environnementale interculturelle avec le concept «The Horse»
Movetia est l’agence nationale en charge de la promotion des échanges et de la mobilité.

Educazione ambientale interculturale con il concetto «The Horse»
Movetia è l’agenzia nazionale per gli scambi e la mobilità.


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