Welcome to the website of the project. The project ended in September 2014, but this website with all information and outputs continues to be accessible until September 2019. The project focused on the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and their networks in community based environmental management.

Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Ilha do Cardoso, Brazil
Osa Region, Costa Rica
Tocantins State, Brazil

The four Civinet Case studies. Click on a picture to go to a case study.

Aim of project

The project aimed to analyze, transfer and disseminate successful and sustainable community based solutions with regard to ecosystem service management in Latin America. The main focus was on institutional settings in terms of original rules and related governance models which help to prevent and resolve tensions arising from the necessary new repartition and use of natural resources. The role of civil society organizations (CSOs) within these governance models was thereby at the core of the research.

Background of the project
The project was part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, with a focus on community based management of environmental challenges. The project started on 1 October 2011, for a duration of 36 months. This website provides general information on the organization and development of the project.

Theme: ENV.2011.4.2.3-1
Project number: 282750


Work plan and Activities



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