As the EnJust network has grown enormously since its foundation with members in many parts of the world engaged in research on or activism for environmental justice we would like to initiate a discussion about the identity and purpose of the network and the position of the network in the academic and political field. After the conference in Freiburg 2021 a working group was formed to facilitate this process. The group decided to conduct an initial survey among its members to gain knowledge on the individual perception of members in the network. The results of this survey will be used for a first internal position paper which will be further discussed digitally and during the EnJust – workshop in Mexico in 2023. This paper might also be used to develop a collective academic position paper to be published in an appropriate outlet.