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.

We invite individuals working in a civil society organisation or being 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 or like us on facebook. We will inform you about news, workshops and other activities.

We also run a supporter scheme for individuals and organisations who are especially committed to the Lab’s purpose and activities (see below for more details).



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Strategic 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.

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Faciliation 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. 

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Graphic 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.




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.


Smart CSOs Supporters

The following is a list of the current Smart CSOs Supporters:

  • Natalia Alonso, working for Oxfam International, Belgium

  • Sandra Ball, working for Friends of the Earth, Netherlands

  • Adrian Beling, research associate with FLASCO Argentina

  • Elena Blackmore, working for Public Interest Research Centre, United Kingdom
  • 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

  • Anne Knolworking for Friends of the Earth, Netherlands
  • Johannes Krause, working for Impuls - Agency for Applied Utopia, 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 Activa, Spain

  • John Smith, working for Trocaire, Ireland
  • Sibylle Spengler, working for Greenpeace, Switzerland
  • Laura Sullivan, working for Action Aid, United Kingdom
  • Luise Tremel, working for FUTURZWEI, 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, working for International Water Association, Netherlands


Supporting Organisations

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Core Funders

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