Smart-Csos Who we are

Who we are

The Smart CSOs Lab is an international network of more than 1000 activists, civil society leaders, researchers and funders aiming to fundamentally rethink and redesign how activists and change agents in civil society can effectively work towards a systemic change (Great Transition).

We invite individuals working in a civil society organisation or those active in a social movement as well as researchers with an academic interest in civil society to become part of the Smart CSOs Lab network.

Please sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook. We will inform you about news, workshops and other activities. We also run a membership scheme for individuals who are especially committed to the Lab’s purpose and activities and have at least once joined one of our activities (see below for more details).


Micha NarberhausStrategic Lead / Research
Micha Narberhaus co-founded the Smart CSOs Lab and leads its strategic development and research. Since 2004 he has been working at the interface between research and activism with a deep interest in systems thinking and theories of systems change. Micha is based in Barcelona.

Micha Narberhaus
Strategic Lead /

Sonia FèvreFaciliation and Workshop Design
Sonia Fèvre is Franco-British and based in Paris. She has worked in a number of community mobilisation roles in Europe and Southeast Asia. Sonia lead work on the Re.imagining Activism toolkit, and now works on participatory learning and co-designing and facilitating workshops.

Sonia Fèvre
Faciliation and
Workshop Design

Ina LohnerGraphic Recording and Design
Ina Lohner is a graphic designer based in Germany. Ina has been involved in many Smart CSOs activities from the start, producing graphic recordings at workshops and conferences, and designing most of our publications.

Ina Lohner
Graphic Recording and Design

Eva ResselFacilitation, process design and action research
Eva Ressel is a freelance facilitator, process coach and action researcher of transition projects. She has many years’ experience of working with NGOs in the Environment and Development sectors. Eva collaborates with the Smart CSOs Lab to design and facilitate workshops.

Eva Ressel
Facilitation, process design and action research

Smart CSOs Supporters & Supporting Organisations

Smart CSOs Supporters are individuals (activists, funders, and researchers) who have personally made a formal commitment to the purpose of the Smart CSOs Lab and to their role as change agents for the Great Transition, or organisations that aim to align their work to support the Great Transition.

Supporters realise that it requires a collective effort to support the Smart CSOs Lab’s activities and make a financial contribution to the Lab (individual or organisational).

Further explanation is provided in the Terms of Reference for Community Members and Supporters.

Natalia Alonso, working for Oxfam International, Belgium // Sandra Ball, working for Friends of the Earth, Netherlands // Adrian Beling, research associate with FLASCO Argentina // Maike Buhr, working for the Centre for Sustainability Management, Germany // Olivier Consolo, freelance activist, France // Sergi Corbalán, working for Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Belgium // Gonzalo de Castro, working for Educo, Spain // Bernard DuPasquier, working for Bread for All, Switzerland // Richard Hawkins, working for Public Interest Research Centre, United Kingdom // Wojtek Kalinowski, working for Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms, France // Stefan Kerl, working for Südwind, Austria // Johannes Krause, Germany // Mike Mathias, working for Greng Steftung, Luxembourg // Joanna Maycock, working for European Women’s Lobby, Belgium // Uygar Özesmi, founder of, Turkey // Silke Peters, founder of 2nd floor, Germany // Álvaro Porro, working for Barcelona City Government, Spain // John Smith, working for Trocaire, Ireland // Sibylle Spengler, working for Greenpeace, Switzerland // Laura Sullivan, United Kingdom // Luise Tremel, Germany // Tobias Troll, working for Edge Funders Europe, Belgium // Stefan Tuschen, working for Misereor, Germany // Job van den Assem, working for Friends of the Earth, Netherlands // Stefanie Wahl, working for Denkwerk Zukunft, Germany // Inge Wallage, Netherlands

Supporting Organisations

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Core Funders

Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer
Guerrilla Foundation
Fondation de France