Projects in the CONVERGE network:
Open Source Ecology- A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set - The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
Sustainergy Net - This project is fostering and promoting the participation of CSOs in Africa in the field of research policy agenda setting concerning sustainable development, environmental issues and efficient energy management.
Action Town - This project looks into how CSOs can provide new insights for research in sustainable consumption and production with the goal of reaching absolute decoupling of economic growth from resource use.
CSS - Civil Society for Sustainability - Enables sustainability driven CSOs to contribute to public debate and action on sustainable development by supporting their institutionnalisation and increasing their long term self reflexivity.
ESDinds - Brings research organisations and CSOs together to develop useful indicators to measure values components of sustainable development projects
ENCI Low Carb - is developing low carbon scenarios for Germany and France in 2050 and creating a European Network on Low Carbon Scenarios composed by CSO and Researchers.
GEO FAIR TRADE - is involving Fair Trade Civil Society Organisations in the adaptation and development of GEO sustainable development indicators (indicators with a spatial dimension) for fair trade.
PASSO - is assessing the efficiency and relevance of the current set of indicators on Good Governance to the objectives of the Sustainable Development Strategy and aims to Identify new indicators as needed.
OPEN EU - is developing an academically robust "footprint family" of sustainable development indicators with the view to place them in a scenario modelling tool for evidence based policy.
GLOBIS - Elaborates a theoretical foundation for reconciling globalisation, development and sustainable development, bridging the scholarly debates from different disciplines. It analyses how the global flows of financial capital, people, goods and ideas are promoted, restricted and regulated and identifies the existing tensions in globalisation and point to possible areas of reform.
SUSTAINABLE RIO - Identifies and clarifies the conceptual challenges raised by sustainable development in a globalised world from a policy making perspective. Sustainable Rio identifies and documents the reasons why decision makers do not manage to create appropriate structures to make national economies switch to effective sustainable production and consumption and makes the case for sustainable development as an internal and coherence tool for EU policies. It explores ways for sustainable development to craft a new social contract in democratic societies.