I offer advice and support in the development and management of networks in the area of sustainable development. Networks provide an invaluable opportunity to exchange information, knowledge, ideas and practical implementation experiences in an informal and in-depth manner. However, developing and successfully running networks is a challenging task that needs professional support and guidance.

For more than 12 years, I have managed the largest European network on sustainable development strategies and policies, the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), with about 400 members coming from more than 40 European countries. Since 2023, I have been working as an external consultant in the ESDN, and support the network on strategic questions, content orientation, and the exchange with network members.

Networks need specific approaches and management tools to be useful and effective. Based on my experiences in running networks, I have developed the “TEAM approach”, which stands for Trust, Exchange on a regular basis, Active learning, and Meetings with interactive exchange.

My long-time practical experience with managing a large European network, mastering the day-to-day work and challenges in keeping a network alive, organizing network exchanges and events, as well as keeping network members regularly informed and up to date, have equipped me with the necessary practical know-how to support you and your network as effectively as possible.

These are the services I offer in more detail:

  • Concept for network establishment, including member profiles, financial requirement, time plan, etc.
  • Analysis of networks in the specific sector and beyond: learnings, good practice examples, inspiration
  • Development of, and support in, the services offered to the network members
  • Management of the network
  • Application of the “TEAM approach” throughout the process, if desired, and hand-over of the “TEAM approach” as a self-management tool

I offer my services as a full package (including all the above-mentioned services), but services can also be booked individually or in different combinations.