DIGNITAS’ structures of association and organisation have been deliberately chosen so that work can be performed efficiently and without conflict, and so that all energies can be invested in the service of the members. At DIGNITAS, the Secretary-General ensures that the day-to-day activities of the association are in accordance with its constitution. He determines the required legal and organisational structures. This task is performed by Ludwig A. Minelli (Forch), a lawyer and the founder of DIGNITAS.

A committee of specialist consultants sits alongside the Secretary-General to answer all expert questions. This committee usually contains, amongst others a doctor and a lawyer.

A team of dedicated assistants is available to answer all membership questions, to help with preparations for accompaniments, and for counselling etc.

The members of the befriender team are all experienced and qualified, and they regularly undergo further training and instruction.

The management of DIGNITAS is dealt with by Ludwig A. Minelli, Sandra Martino and Silvan Luley.


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