Our Project

“From overconsumption to solidarity” is a joint awareness-raising project of eight European and eight Southern civil society organisations, co-financed by EuropeAid. It aims to increase critical understanding and competence amongst European citizens with regard to Europe’s responsibility for the social and ecological impact of its overconsumption on development in the Amazon region and sub-Saharan Africa. The project’s objectives and issues derive from the problems that our Southern partners are facing caused by greenhouse gas emissions, the extraction of resources and of forced deforestation or land-use change.

Finally, the project aims to encourage behavioural change that contributes to a more sustainable use of resources and to eradicating extreme hunger and poverty (Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7).