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    CISU - Civil Society in Development is an independent association of 280+ small and medium-sized Danish Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). All members are actively engaged in development work in Asia, Africa or Latin America - either as their main engagement or as part of their activities.




    CISU supports Danish organisations’ national and global efforts for a just and sustainable world and is a platform for experience and knowledge sharing. We build capacity, promote mutual learning and innovative thinking, and strengthen popular participation in development cooperation. We manage the Civil Society Fund - a funding mechanism for Danish CSOs - on behalf of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and strive to make resources available for a multitude of organisations and development activities. CISU promotes member organisations’ mutual interests and defends the space for civil societies around the world.

    Download CISU's vision, mission and values



    CISU's strategy for 2014-17 aims at supporting our members' capacity, opportunities and interventions.

    Download CISU's strategy



    Contact CISU's secretariat  on weekdays 10:00 - 15:00. Switchboard: (+45) 8612 0342 or write to: cisu@cisu.dk. To make sure your inquiry is handled correctly and by the right staff member, we kindly ask that you use the switchboard or main email address. See staff.

    About CISU - Civil Society in Development

    CISU is an association of more than 280 Danish CSOs.


    CISU supports member organisations with advice and training, and we manage the Civil Society Fund on behalf af the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    CISU is located in Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city.


    Until April 2012, CISU was known as PATC - the Project Advice and Training Center.



    Address: CISU - Civil Society in Development, Klosterport 4a, 8000 Århus C, Denmark
    Tel: 045 8612 0342, weekdays 10.00-15.00, Mail us at cisu@cisu.dk