Sustainable Urban Development | German Federal Association for Sustainability

Following a meeting between representatives of both networks in march 2015 in Athens and stepping on the mutual aims of both organisations especially in terms of social cohesion, it was agreed that a common initiative will be developed between EURICCA and the German Federal Association for Sustainability aiming to anchor sustainable action in cultural, social, environmental, economic and participatory ways in all areas of society.

The German Federal Association for Sustainability is an civil society organized interest group on the level of a national non-governmental organisation (NGO) which considers itself complementary to the German Council for Sustainable Development, founded in 2001 by the Federal Government.

In this form GFAS is the first national NGO regarding sustainability with an extended holistic approach towards economic, ecologic, social, participatory and cultural aspects of sustainable development.

The objectives and tasks of the Federal Association are generated by the requirement to raise awareness for the term “sustainability” and its holistic impact for all economical, social, ecological, participative and cultural processes on local to global levels.