Meet the people behind Bioforce

Bioforce has a board of trustees comprising 20 members who help develop the strategy and vote on the broad guidelines. Daily operations are covered by a team of 70 people in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, at the headquarters, in training centres and in our missions. Finally, we have a network of external trainers, some of whom are accredited as Associate Trainers.

Meet the team


  • Download our annual report in English



Origin of funds

  • Private funding (Individuals). Funding from course participants
  • Donors. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Authorities, Greater Lyon (Métropole de Lyon), Regional and Town Councils, other public institutions, Agence française de Développement, United Nations, European Union, the Principality of Monaco.
  • Private funding (Organisations). International organisations, NGOs, companies, foundations, taxe d’apprentissage (a French tax to fund education), OPCO (Authorised Joint Collection bodies).
  • Philanthropy and membership fees. Institut Mérieux, bioMérieux, Sogelym Dixence, membership fees
  • Miscellaneous.

Use of funds

  • Learn. Diploma and open training courses for the humanitarians of today and tomorrow in Europe, in Africa, in the Middle East and online.
  • Build. Strengthening the capacities of organisations in crisis-affected zones (CAR, Guinea, Lebanon, Jordan, bespoke learning programmes).
  • Administrative costs. Overhead costs incurred to carry out our missions ans to ensure their proper implementation.
  • Other expenses. Depreciation charges and provisions.
  • The positive result for the year of 5 447€ was allocated to equity.

They support Bioforce

Our story

Humanitarian since 1983

It all began at a local level, when a pioneer of preventive medicine and industrial virology from Lyon, Charles Mérieux, came to the conclusion that no aid work was possible without logistics support.

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