Our Centers are created in partnership with organizations around the world. These Centers are physical communities where like-minded come together to drive social impact. One or several of our Circular Projects can be grounded in a Center.
Lorange Institute of Business Zurich
Our first Center started in 2013. Although we were at the very early stages of building up CircularSociety, Professor Dr. Peter Lorange (former president of IMD Lausanne and owner of the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich) saw the positive potential for the Lorange Institute of Business and CircularSociety to work together. Today CircularSociety is working hand in hand with Dr. Philipp Boksberger, CEO of the Lorange Institute on a number of executive training programs and CircularSociety events.
In 2015 the YMCA Setubal in Portugal became the third CircularSociety Center. This center is closely tied to the Circular Project “European Youth Employment (eYe) – Certificate”. At the YMCA Setubal we will launch the 6 months eYe certificate program in 2015. 30 unemployed young people will get the chance to join. The program includes a unique combination of physical and virtual workshops, peer-to-peer coaching, English sessions, communication and self-awareness training as well as an internship with CircularSociety partner organizations. The workshops as well as the accommodation of eYe-participants will be at the YMCA Setubal in Portugal.
Our partnership with the World YMCA gives us access to their >11.000 locations around the world to build more CircularSociety Centers.