Who we are

SURCO is a non-profit grassroots organization combining consulting, academic programs and local activism. We believe that knowledge is not only meant to interpret the world, but to change it. Integrating formal education and activism allows us to provide dynamic and diverse opportunities for our program participants, while facilitating connections to the international context and to collaboration with our local projects. As an active partner in a wide range of local networks that tackle social and environmental justice issues, SURCO focuses on food and water sovereignty, urban conviviality, defense of indigenous territories, and community-based radio and video.