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The capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and their networks in community based environmental management

Objective

The CiVi.net project aims to analyse, transfer and disseminate successful and sustainable community based solutions with regard to ecosystem service management in Latin America. The main focus is placed on institutional settings in terms of original rules and related governance models which help to prevent and resolve tensions arising from a necessary new repartition and use of natural resources. Thereby, the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) within these governance models is in the core of the research. To meet these challenges, CiVi.net takes an action research and case study approach.
The project has chosen four case study regions in Brazil and Costa Rica where successful solutions have been worked out. These will be analysed with respect to the following questions:
- What kinds of management instruments are used to solve environmental problems and how effective are they?
- What kinds of original rules and institutional arrangements are implemented and which economic governance models have been established?
- What crucial aspects must be considered when transferring these solutions to other communities that face similar problems?
- What is the capacity of CSOs and their networks for contributing to finding, implementing and transferring such solutions?
Based on the findings, CiVi.net wants to facilitate the transfer of successful solutions to at least one other community for each selected case study region confronted with similar environmental challenges. To do so, CiVi.net will develop an ex-ante assessment approach to test the transferability of institutional solutions and of successful governance models. One of the final outputs will be a manual to assist practitioners and scientists on how to design and manage the knowledge transfer. CiVi.net will put much emphasis on the dissemination of the produced knowledge. Thus, another of its final outputs will be an innovative web-based data portal for providing and trading knowledge.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-CSO - Research for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 638 400
Administrative Contact
Bettina Matzdorf (Dr.)

Participants (6)

INSTITUTO ECOLOGICA PALMAS ASSOCIACAO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 178 740
Address
Q606 Sul Qi 04 Alameda Di Cavalcanti Lote 24 Casa 2
77022 068 Palmas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Michellis (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 210 640
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tim Schloendorn (Mr.)
STICHTING VOOR DUURZAME ONTWIKKELING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 184 800
Address
Adamsdreeef 12
6716 MC Ede
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sander Van Der Ploeg (Mr.)
ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 210 720
Address
Abt-karl Gasse 19/21
1180 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gregor Giersch (Mr.)
FUNDACION NEOTROPICA
Costa Rica
EU contribution
€ 206 430
Address
Curridabat Frente Al Colegio De Ingenieros Y Arquitectos
1002 San Jose
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernardo José Aguilar-González (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DE APOIO A PESQUISA AGRICOLA*FUNDAG FOUNDATION OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUPPORT
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 216 930
Address
Rua Visconde De Taunay 429
13023-200 Campinas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Orivaldo Brunini (Dr.)