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).
Smart CSOs Team
Graphic recording and design
Facilitation, process design and action research
Olivier Consolo, freelance activist, France // Gonzalo de Castro, working for Educo, Spain // Uygar Özesmi, founder of good4trust.com, Turkey // Luise Tremel, Germany
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, Belgium // Adrián 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 // 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 // Bernd Nilles, working for Fastenopfer, Switzerland// Uygar Özesmi, founder of good4trust.com, Turkey // Álvaro Porro, working for Barcelona City Government, Spain // John Smith, working for Trocaire, Ireland // Sibylle Spengler, working for Greenpeace, Switzerland // Luise Tremel, Germany // 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