The European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) was established in 2001, following a call from Sudanese churches and civil society to bring to an end the oil war. Over 50 European organisations supported the goals of ECOS and from 2001 to 2012, ECOS united their research and advocacy work on oil in Sudan, producing a dozen studies and lobbying with governments and the business sector to ensure that Sudan’s oil wealth would contribute to peace and respect for human rights. Sorry to say, ECOS did not achieve these goals. When Sudan and South Sudan separated in 2011, the need for united action on oil gradually decreased and ECOS ceased to function.
For more information on ECOS, see a list of relevant documents here.
PAX, the Dutch peace movement that used to hold the secretariat of ECOS, will be maintaining this site.