CPONH as a NGO supports civilian initiatives, there where groups of citizens need facilitation to start up and workout their societal initiative.
In the Netherlands in the Western delta two third of the population lives below sea level. In this area people are used to organize their own life as part of their culture that is founded in the past when they fight against flooding from the sea. People have become resilient in their behaviour and attitude. That why Dutch people are easily making their own choices and start up group initiatives because of climate change and because of living their life in the wetland delta nowadays.
Examples of these initiatives are: citizens refurbishing their housing block, buying roof solar panels as a group, building new special houses on special places, city gardening and flower plucking in parks or neighbourhoods, or volunteering initiatives in the field of care and the firebrigade.
In all such kinds of initiatives the NGO CPONH gives support, handling complex governmental regulations, arrange learning on the job, delivers knowledge for the social and technological side of the project, and helps organizing the group dynamic process, in a profit setting, societal engaged in an open interested way of life. Practice and knowledge come together in the CPONH NGO, by managing field projects, enriching knowledge and giving support to other like municipalities based on this knowledge and the knowledge of the universities the employees are related to, by sharing knowledge.