The Human Safety Net

How can we reduce social inequality? By giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to unlock their potential so that they can lead a self-determined life. That’s why “The Human Safety Net Switzerland”, a foundation initiated by Generali Switzerland, is supporting projects that benefit impoverished families and people with a refugee or migrant background.



The Human Safety Net” is a global joint initiative of the Generali Group. We participate in this initiative through our foundation “The Human Safety Net Switzerland”. We support projects in Switzerland that address a range of social challenges but always have a common goal: to create opportunities for disadvantaged people so that they can reach their full potential and lead a self-determined life. At the centre of “The Human Safety Net” is the idea of “people helping people”.


“The Human Safety Net” collaborates with 56 non-profit organisations from 22 countries across the globe. As part of this global joint initiative, we in Switzerland also rely on collaboration and open exchange with international institutions from civil society, science and the private sector beyond our national borders. Nevertheless, we still believe that global challenges need local solutions. This is why “The Human Safety Net Switzerland” works exclusively with local partners in Switzerland. Our employees are also committed to this initiative, contributing their vigour and expertise.



Advisory Board


“The Human Safety Net Switzerland” was founded in 2019 as an independent foundation under the umbrella of the Fondation des Fondateurs. It does not pursue any commercial objectives. The umbrella foundation Fondation des Fondateurs operates independently and has no political, ideological or religious affiliations. It is guided by the “Swiss Foundation Code” in all its activities.


More information on the Fondation des Fondateurs umbrella foundation.




Alexandra Waldmeier

THSN Programme Manager, Generali Switzerland



Alan Barbieri

Head of Programmes, The Human Safety Net, Generali Group


Christoph Schmallenbach

Chief Executive Officer, Generali Switzerland


Mirjam Schöning

Senior Consultant at viaEd GmbH


Roger Stieger

Head of Sales Management, Helsana Insurance Company





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