Cooperaxion – suistainable development - intercultural exchange

Characteristics
History: 

Cooperaxion was founded in 2006.

Publications: 

The following documents are available in German:
Sklaverei und Menschenhandel / cooperaxion (2012)
Der Dreieckshandel und die Schweiz / cooperaxion (2012)
Schweizer Textilkunst und Sklavenhandel / / cooperaxion (2012)
Carte la Suisse et l’esclavage / / cooperaxion (2013)

Inventory: 

Cooperaxion is interested in the history of Switzerland and its role in the triangular trade. We are committed to new perspectives along the old transatlantic slave trade routes.
The Swiss Confederation was not a colonial power, but still part of the European network connecting the financial and trade relations of the 16th and 19th centuries. Swiss businessmen were also involved in the transatlantic slave trade and profited tremendously from it.

The data bank on slave trade gives insights on protagonists and activities.

cooperaxion collects funds to secure the sustainable development of the projects in Latin America and Africa – and even more. cooperaxion links, encourages and enables partner organisations along the earlier slave trade routes, more particularly in Liberia (West Africa) and in Brazil, and helps them implement their own development projects.

Postal address
Optingenstrasse 12
3013
Bern
Switzerland
Contact
Phone number: 
+41 31 535 12 62
Statistics
Review Date: 
18.05.2017
Referenced by
Data bank on slave trade