INFORSE-Europe is a network of 75 NGOs that are working for sustainable energy solutions to protect the environment and reduce poverty.
General Description, Activities, Action Plans & Publications
INFORSE- Europe is one of the 7 regions of the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), which is a worldwide NGO network formed at the Global Forum in Rio in 1992.
INFORSE has more than 145 member organisations worldwide and works for implementation of sustainable energy solutions by exchange of information, awareness creation, formulation and implementation of strategies, and lobbying of international forums.
INFORSE-Europe has 80 members from 35 countries, which are detailed in our online membership list. Since 2002, INFORSE-Europe has been operating as a seperate economic entity. The Bylaws were adopted in 1994 and revised in 2005.
Read also: INFORSE-Europe brochure: (2 pages, 2012, 986 kB pdf).
INFORSE became 15-year old in 2007. INFORSE- Europe celebrated this at the Seminar at the Danish renewable-energy island Samsø. See 15-year Theme in Sustainable Energy News: 'Rio 2002-Samsø 2007', '15 years good work for our world'. (1,2 MB pdf file).
INFORSE is a meeting place for NGOs working on grassroots level as well as on national, regional and international levels, all united on a common strategy for a long- term sustainable development with phasing out of nuclear and fossil energy use.
The INFORSE network is facilitating practical and political exchange of experiences among NGOs, liaising with concerned multilateral agencies, creating political and public awareness, and seeking support for NGO activities.
INFORSE lobbies to promote sustainable energy solutions - renewable energy and energy efficiency - which utilise decentralised approaches. All activities seek to protect the environment, and to achieve development.
The member organisations and the Regional Coordinator(s) organize regional meetings and initiatives including conferences, workshops, campaigns, and research projects. The regional meetings are the foundation of the network's democratic structure, with discussions of regional action plans and initiatives. The Coordinators work on regional action plans, secure regional focal-points of INFORSE and coordinate the INFORSE regions. The Coordinators also incorporate the views and initiatives of each region in the planning of the network's global activities.
INFORSE-Europe members elect the organisation's Coordinator(s) and Board at the General Meetings. All activities are conducted according to the INFORSE-Europe Bylaws and the INFORSE Charter. The Bylaws were adopted at the General Meeting in 1994 and modified in 2005.