The Horse concept – map of students' current projects


Map of cross-border students collaboration environmental projects


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.
Pressetexte, Information in Deutsch 🠣

NEWS [12/01/2021] We have created a new tool/feature the "Wikipedia preview box" (open source) for the project and working websites that supports information retrieval and can also be used on other websites; about the project (
[11/04/2021] For the first time we have tried to collaborate across three countries/cultures to carry out environmental projects! We name it "Triangles" ( This brought new organizational and tool challenges and there is room for improvement.

Zum ersten Mal haben wir Kollaborationen über drei Länder ( hinweg versucht!

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 "THE ! association" – The Horse Education association.

Some facts
Since 2016 (to 11/2021) in total 156 published team contributions on originated under The Horse Concept and the "befter" approach (further information).

About 450 students published their projects, including 14 teachers, ~10 experts & scientists and a range of expert comments were given. In addition, more than 350 students used the non-puplic part of "The Horse" infrastructure for working together.

From Jan. to Oct. 2021, we averaged per month a wonderful 6629 visitors and counted 36,581 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

Join in / donate

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«The Horse» organization is a non‑profit association.
We believe in cross-border collaboration and learning trought experiences to change reality. For a distinct more enjoyable future!

Becoming a "Horse" member

If you also love and are convinced of the ideas of "The Horse" concept with its cross-cultural environmental collaboration projects and would like to participate with your commitment, ideas or interests, we warmly welcome you as a new "Horse" member – no membership fee needed!

Of course we need some money to support collaboration projects & teams, to improve "The Horse" concept and its tools, to run the infrastructure and to make it better and even more diverse & simpler.
We also have the goal to spread the concept and give rewards to people around the world who are committed to "The Horse" and give finance support to special projects or people that carry it out!
For people from Switzerland (association headquarters) the regular fee for a one-year membership is 50 CHF, but it's absolutely not mandatory.

How to become a member? Through delight or engagement for "The Horse"! For example as being part of a collaboration, a project advisor, a facilitator, a collaboration initializer or even if you have ideas how to improve "The Horse" concept or also if you make a donation.
If you like to join in "THE ! association", you are warmly welcome! Let us know: .

Donating options

IBAN, Bank Account

IBAN: CH89 0839 0036 1944 1000 0
THE ! association, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland
Alternative Bank Schweiz AG
4601 Olten, ABS (

Credit Card, QR-Bill/QR-Rechnung

Credit Card (
QR-Rechnung / QR-Bill (PDF)
including Twint (CH, German)

TWINT (Swiss Pay App)
Twint payment link (
Twint payment link donate without your name (
Use one of these links if you have the TWINT app
installed on a device that you have at or in your hand.
You are also welcome to receive a deposit slip, just ask.
Association headquarters / Vereinssitz
THE ! association
Friedheimstr. 5, c/o B. Jäckli
8057 Zürich, Switzerland

For questions please don't hesitate to contact us

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.

More information (
Weitere Informationen (, Deutsch)
Collaboration projects website (
Press / Presseartikel 🠣

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
Testimonial 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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