Our Partners

25 partners in 15 countries using 13 languages work together on 1 project: Make Europe Sustainable For All. Scroll down to find partners, the executive committee and a map showing where we are.

Project Partners - National level

Okobuero, Austria

OEKOBUERO consists of 16 NGOs promoting environmental nature & animal protection. It was established in January 1993 as coordinator of the Austrian environmental organizations Greenpeace Austria, WWF Austria, Friends of the Earth Austria and Umweltforum – forum of Austrian scientists for environmental protection.

Wontanara, Czech Republic

Czechia Against Poverty/Wontanara is a campaign of Czech humanitarian and development NGOs founded in 2005 in Prague. Czechia Against Poverty is a member of GCAP and its main focus is Agenda 2030 and SDGs.

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CPADA – Confederation of Environmental NGOs, Portugal

The Portuguese Confederation of Environmental Defense Associations was created in 1991 and is the largest environmental organization in Portugal, comprising 110 NGOs of Environmental protection, national, regional and local, of great thematic diversity spread throughout the Continent and Autonomous Regions, which together represent tens of thousands of members.

Irish Environmental Network, Ireland

The Irish Environmental Network is a network of 30 nationally active environmental NGOs in Ireland.


ECODES is an NGO created in 1992 whose mission is to forge partnerships in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon, inclusive and responsible economy. A new economy with a new global governance based on innovation and collaboration.

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WECF, Germany

WECF – founded in 1994 – is an international network of over 150 women’s, health and environmental organisations advancing women’s rights and sustainable development in the areas energy, climate, health, water in over 50 countries.

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World Vision Ireland, Ireland

World Vision World Vision Ireland is a child-focused overseas development and humanitarian agency which supports children, their families and communities to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes.

Institute for Sustainable Development, Poland

The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) is a non-governmental think-tank type organisation which was found in 1990. ISD works for the promotion and implementation of the principles and solutions which contribute to Poland’s sustainable development.

WECF International, Netherlands

WECF International (Women Engage for a Common Future) is an international network of over 150 women’s, civil society and environmental organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape to shape a just, healthy and sustainable world. WECF enables greater, equitable participation at local and global levels in policy processes for sustainable development, and helped integrating gender equality into the sustainable development goals.

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POVOD, Slovenia

Povod is working on intercultural dialogue and creativity on a global scale and empowering global development and a sustainable way of life.

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AWO International, Germany

AWO International was founded in 1998 as the humanitarian aid and development cooperation arm of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO). It coordinates all the international activities of the AWO, along with humanitarian aid and development cooperation measures.

ENGIM for GCAP, Italy

ENGIM is an NGO working on development cooperation. Focsiv and GCAP Italy are networks of NGOs focussed on development and social issues both in developing countries and in Italy such as poverty, inequalities, education, health, environment, migration and human security.

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Forum on Environment and Development (FUE), Germany

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung was founded on December 12th 1992 after the UN conference on Environment and Development (Rio). Its purpose is to coordinate German NGOs in international political processes on sustainable development.

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Association 4D France, France

Association 4D was created in 1992 to build knowledge and raise awareness on sustainable development.

Movimiento por la paz (MPDL), Spain

MPDL is an independent, secular and progressive NGO that works for the full compliance of human rights, democratic governance, equality and solidarity among people since 1983.

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Hellenic Platform for Development, Greece

The Hellenic Platform for Development is a national platform of Greek CSOs active in the fields of sustainable development education, humanitarian aid, global citizenship action and developmental social support. The Platform is also a member of Concord.

World Vision Romania, Romania

Child well-being in rural areas is the World Vision Romania’s focus in Romania. World Vision Romania aims to change mentalities regarding community involvement in the children’s lives based on child protection concepts.

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National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform

The Lithuanian NGDO Platform brings together 23 Lithuanian NGOs working in the field of development cooperation and development/global education. NGDO Platform was established in 2007 and seeks to increase the opportunities for Lithuanian NGOs to participate in international development cooperation, advocacy, policy making, global partnerships.

Portuguese NGDO Platform, Portugal

The Portuguese NGDO Platform represents and supports Portuguese NGDOs at a national and international level, contributing to strengthen the intervention of civil society working on Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Development Education.

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WECF, France

Created in 2008, WECF-France aims to strengthen the capacities of women through the development of locally-based projects.

Project partners - EU & Global level


The EEB is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations. We bring together around 140 civil society organisations from more than 30 European countries. We stand for sustainable development, environmental justice & participatory democracy.


The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a southern-led movement that challenges the structures and institutions that perpetuate poverty and inequality.

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World Vision Brussels and EU Representation

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.


Founded in 1972, IFOAM is the only international umbrella organization for the organic world, uniting diverse range of stakeholders contributing to the organic vision.


SOLIDAR is a European network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. With over 60 member organisations based in 27 countries (22 of which are EU countries), member organisations are national CSOs in Europe, as well as some non-EU and EU-wide organisations, working in one or more of our fields of activity.

WECF International

WECF International (Women Engage for a Common Future) is an international network of over 150 women’s, civil society and environmental organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape to shape a just, healthy and sustainable world. WECF enables greater, equitable participation at local and global levels in policy processes for sustainable development, and helped integrating gender equality into the sustainable development goals.

Executive Committee

 Barbara Caracciolo

Barbara Caracciolo

Decent Work Coordination

Barbara Caracciolo is Sustainable Development Coordinator at SOLIDAR. She leads SOLIDAR advocacy and campaign work on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a focus on Decent Work, as well as on the EU-Latin America relations. Passionate about universal labour and social rights, between 2009 and 2013, Barbara was SOLIDAR coordinator of the Decent Work Decent Life Campaign and lead the network’s campaign and advocacy work for an international instrument on Decent work for Domestic Workers and on Universal Social Protection floors.

Sascha Gabizon

Sascha Gabizon

Executive Director

Sascha Gabizon is the Executive Director of the international network WECF – Women in Europe for a Common Future, with 150 member organisations in 50 countries. In 1994 she joined WECF to prepare the contribution to the 4th World Women’s Conference in Beijing in 1995. Since 1996 she has been the executive director of the WECF network, which she developed from an initial focus on the EU, Eastern Europe and Central Asia to a global scope with programs in Africa, Asia and global women movements. Currently there are 3 management offices (Netherlands, Germany, France), serving as secretariats for the network activities and several field offices.

Sascha Gabizon, of Dutch Nationality, obtained a masters in business, worked for an international consultancy in Spain and then joined the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment (WI), in Germany, where she was the co-founder of the Wuppertal Institute’s “FrauenWissen” (Women’s Scientists).

Patrizia Heidegger

Patrizia Heidegger

Director of Global Policies and Sustainability

Patrizia Heidegger leads the EEB’s work on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), follows intergovernmental processes at the UN, and supports projects on environmental democracy as well as environmental justice.

She was previously Executive Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human and labour rights organisations seeking to prevent unsustainable industrial practices in developing countries as well as illegal waste shipments. She has experience working on human rights and development issues in South Asia.

Alexandra Matei

Alexandra Matei

Policy Manager

Alexandra Matei is the Policy Manager of World Vision Brussels & EU Representation. She leads World Vision EU’s external engagement work towards achieving the 2030 Agenda to ensure children’s sustained well being, especially the most vulnerable and hardest to reach. With strong expertise on child protection and peace building. Alexandra has been working in the sector since 2012 for both governmental and non-governmental organisations. She has experience working on development issues, in particular child rights in South (East) Asia.

Gabor Figeczky

Gabor Figeczky

Head of Global Policy

Gábor Figeczky is the Head of Global Policy at IFOAM – Organics International. The global umbrella organization for organic agriculture movements is advocating for a change towards truly sustainable agriculture and food systems by showcasing how agricultural systems based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness and care can address hunger, energy consumption, pollution, climate change, inequity and the depletion of natural resources in a holistic manner.

Gábor has a background in agriculture and ecology and has worked for 20 years to promote agro-ecology as a viable solution that can deliver results on all the SDGs.

Ingo Ritz

Ingo Ritz


Ingo Ritz is the Director of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). The global movement against inequalities and poverty has 8,600 member organisations from civil society working together in national coalitions in 58 countries around the globe.

GCAP uses the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs as a framework for the just transition needed for people and planet. Ritz is economist and worked 20 years with grassroots organisations in Bangladesh and India for women’s rights, the right to food, education and against the shrinking space of civil society.

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