Observo is an observatory to promote collective action and volunteers. Nationally, it collects, analyzes, publishes the data on the various forms of collective voluntary conducted by member associations Cotravaux.

Its missions are reflected in four operational areas of work:

  • A census of forms of collective action , volunteers and voluntary
  • Knowledge and capitalization of the diversity of experiences
  • More specific studies, thematic or territory
  • The enhancement and communication of these initiatives. 

The observation applies to all collective actions and volunteers, regardless of their duration, whether initiated in France or abroad.

This accumulation of experience is useful to know and value the diversity of actors, their ability to mobilize a diverse audience in civic activities and general interest.