CSO Platform on SCP

Civil Society Platform for Sustainable Consumption and Production

  • How can Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) become more active in promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)?
  • How can SCP policy processes be supported at different policy levels?
  • How can sustainable food, housing and mobility be promoted at local and national levels?
  • Where can civil society partners for research projects be found?

Answering these questions is critical to engaging civil society organisations in promoting SCP.

Creating a networking platform for CSOs

The civil society platform on sustainable consumption and production, officially the ‘DelibProcessSCP’ project, was focused in supporting sustainable consumption and production by boosting the engagement of civil society in SCP research and policy processes. The project developed a European platform for civil society organisations (CSOs) to facilitate learning, networking, and the design of new ideas and partnerships to promote sustainable consumption and production. Over 200 CSOs, researchers and policy makers from across Europe came together within the platform to discuss SCP issues and explore opportunities for multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance SCP.

Conferences and online meetings

Three international conferences, several smaller workshops and an online platform have offered a unique opportunity for participants to network and share information on events, publications and developments related to sustainable food, housing and mobility. Within the online platform, users had the opportunity to discuss and develop new project ideas to promote SCP in research and policy processes.

Network of Change

To increase the number of CSOs engaged with SCP research and policy processes, it is necessary to develop new partnerships between CSOs and other stakeholders. The DelibProcessSCP project introduced five common types of partnerships in which CSOs play an important role. For detailed information on the project’s outcomes, please refer to the downloads list below.

The project was run in partnership with Regional Environmental Center (REC) in Hungary and the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) in the UK and it was funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (EC).