Socio-professional integration of young people at risk

We act so that young people at risk in Switzerland can build a bright future for themselves.

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Tackling job insecurity among Switzerland’s young people

In Switzerland, young people between 15 and 25 years of age are often in precarious situations and run the risk of being affected by poverty. One in 10 young people are currently untrained or unemployed. From the age of 18, young women and men alike risk slipping below the poverty line. Young people who have not completed compulsory schooling or post-compulsory training are particularly vulnerable.

We are working hard to change that: the donations we raise make it possible to fund projects run by Swiss organisations specialising in socio-professional integration.

Young people with a complicated life path

A number of issues are likely to interrupt schooling: gender inequalities, family relationship problems, health problems, problems related to material and social vulnerability, problems related to delinquency, problems related to migration, insufficient grasp of institutional rules, difficulties at school, lack of information on available training, a poorly considered life path, etc.


Many young people find themselves without a bright outlook, whether because they have dropped out of school, have only basic or incomplete training, are unable to get trained due to a lack of available apprenticeships in certain areas/regions, or are confronted with an increasingly demanding work environment. For some the interruption of their schooling is temporary while for others it is part of a process that seriously jeopardises their professional future. For young people, interrupting their training can jeopardise their social integration and plunge them into precarity.

"We select projects that can help young people in Switzerland in a sustainable way, giving them the means to regain self-confidence, more easily acquire personal and social skills, and acquire key abilities and knowledge for the job market and life in society."
Stefanie Werder, Head of Social Action Switzerland, Swiss Solidarity

How your donation helps

Many young people in our country need help in finding their way and integrating into the labour market. Confronted with a wide range of problems, they do not have the necessary resources to integrate and succeed in mainstream vocational training.

Thanks to your donation, we support organisations throughout Switzerland that encourage young people to gain a foothold in the workplace and find their place in society.

The projects we fund are precisely tailored to the needs of beneficiaries:

  • They mobilise personal resources and basic skills, strengthen individuals and help them gain self-esteem
  • They offer support to the most vulnerable, allowing them to rebuild their lives at their own pace, while preparing them to enter the workforce or training programmes
  • They offer certified vocational training to young people in need of ongoing support
  • For young migrants recently arrived in Switzerland, these associations improve their odds of integrating socially and professionally
  • They offer socio-professional integration opportunities for young women, taking into account the specific problems they may face


More information

In 2022, Swiss Solidarity supported the following organizations through its fund dedicated to the socio-professional integration of young people:

  • A Part Entière
  • Association des Habitant.e.s du Quartier de la Concorde (AHQC)
  • Association JeunesParents
  • Association La Barje
  • Association Lire et Ecrire
  • Association ParMi
  • Association REPER
  • Associazione Il Tragitto
  • Associazione L’ORA
  • Associazione SOS Ticino
  • Associazione Telefono SOS Infanzia, Progetto Treebù
  • Caritas Zürich
  • Centre Social Protestant de Genève
  • Eglise catholique Canton de Vaud – Département Solidarités
  • EQUIPE VOLO Stiftung
  • Fondation Asile des aveugles – Service Portails
  • Fondation Cherpillod
  • Lernstatt Känguruh
  • Multimondo
  • OSEO Valais
  • Quellenhof-Stiftung
  • Rotes Kreuz Schaffhausen
  • Schweiz. Arbeiterhilfswerk Schaffhausen
  • Stiftung Futuri
  • Stiftung Gott hilft, Betrieb Jugendstation ALLTAG
  • Stiftung La Capriola
  • Stiftung Start Again
  • Verein Appisberg
  • Verein tipiti

You are an organization or association active in Switzerland and would like to apply for funding? Click here (French) or here (German) for more details.

Together, we want to provide direct and concrete help to young people at risk in Switzerland. Thank you, because your donation will make a difference in these people’s lives.

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If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Foundation, please contact us. We will be happy to answer you.