Chora Connection’s vision is to achieve a sustainable and resilient Denmark.
For that purpose, in 2014 the organisation received funding from the VELUX Foundation and VILLUM foundation.

Vision and Mission

Chora Connection is a Danish non-profit organisation established in 2014 with the vision of achieving a sustainable and resilient Denmark.

Chora Connection’s mission is to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals before 2030 by driving concrete behavioural change towards a sustainable society in Denmark as well as challenge the way we think, live, consume and produce.

Chora will achieve its mission by creating interdisciplinary and innovative partnerships across sectors, disciplines and organisations, with the purpose of developing new experimental prototypes within the framework of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the UN Global Goals and how they are relevant in Denmark here.

Chora Connection is established as a business foundation lead by a secretariat and a board. The organisation is politically and economically independent.

Chora is greek for “The Earth, which gives us a home”.


Read our statutes – the founding principles for the establishment of Chora Connection.

See a short film about the essence of Chora Connection.


The Danish sustainability organization carries out prototypes in Denmark within the framework of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is supported by the VELUX Foundations.

Chora Connection is a non-profit foundation that develops prototypes and models for the implementation of sustainability on a wide range of issues in the Danish society i.e. organic agriculture and food production, resources (circular economy and cradle2cradle issues), education for sustainable development, educating refugees in permaculture, food production and sustainability, sustainable building and sustainable entrepreneurship and more.

Chora Connection is currently divided in four hubs that each carries out new prototypes:

  • HUB 1 is working with the two themes MAKE & LIVE
  • HUB 2 is working with the two themes GROW & EAT
  • HUB 3 is working with the themes BE & LEARN
  • HUB 4 is working with the theme RESILIENCE

Chora Connection has successfully launched the following prototypes in Denmark and internationally.


Karen Blincoe
Charlotte Riberholdt Winther
Head of Secretariat
Asbjørn Riis-Søndergaard
Head of Communications
Mette Hvid Brockmann
Project Manager
Jonas Kroustrup
Project Manager
Maria Hørmann
Project Manager
Cathrine Sort
Project assistant
Siri Daa Funder
Project Assistant
Gabriel Brodersen
Communications Assistant
Kasper Fisker


Niels Elers Koch
Chairman of the board
Birgitte Escherich
Board member
Michael Hauschild
Board member
Ole Fogh Kirkeby
Board member
Camilla Bjerre Scheffel
Board member
Claus Skytte
Board member
Steen Hildebrandt
Vice Chairman
Claus Stig Pedersen
Board member


The daily operation of Chora Connection is financed by the VILLUM and VELUX foundations in a 5-year period running from primo 2015 until ultimo 2019. Chora Connection has also recieved project funds from Statens Kunstfond and Udlændingestyrelsen.

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Press and media

Our project leaders and members of the board are participating in interviews, opinions, hosts lectures, and facilitates workshops within a specific range of expertise relating to sustainability and resilience.

We are always open for any inquiries regarding sustainability, resilience and relating subjects.

Please use the following contact details to learn more:

Press inquiries

Asbjørn Riis-Søndergaard
+45 53854684

General inquiries

Charlotte Winther