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Welcome to IWO e.V.

Based in Berlin, the Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) is an NGO bringing together private and public partners from Germany and abroad who aim at a market-oriented, sustainable, ecologically and socially viable development of the housing and building sectors in Eastern Europe (EU and beyond), Caucasus and Central Asia.

Like our members from all relevant professions, IWO is active at an international level and offers a wide range of expertise and services gained and developed throughout 16 years of successful project and networking activities. A competent and reliable project partner, networker and consultant, IWO combines cultural and political understanding of Eastern Europe and Central Asia with technical knowhow and a strong network of relevant stakeholders in our focus regions. Since IWO’s foundation in 2001, our team has been multi-cultural and multi-lingual, leading - or contributing to - activities supported by German or other national ministries and institutions, the EU as well as international financing institutions.

At IWO, we are proud to be part of European Federation for Living (EFL) and Housing Europe and to be working closely with further European and international networks.

What we do

  • Education projects
  • Pilot schemes and advisory projects
  • Know-how transfer and network management
  • Improvement of housing and living conditions
  • Environmental protection and development aid
  • Support market-oriented structures in the housing sector

IWO e.V. and our projects follow a systemic approach, involving as many relevant sectors and stakeholders as possible.


[Translate to English:] Mehr von IWO e.V.

[Translate to English:] Im Laufe seiner Projekt- und Vereinsarbeit hat IWO e.V. weitere Webseiten entwickelt. Hier finden Sie ergänzende und projektspezifische Informationen und Publikationen (nur auf Russisch oder Englisch):

Where we are engaged

  • Eastern Europe
  • Central Asia
  • Caucasus

The United Nations' Country Profiles provide essential data, facts and figures online regarding housing also on the countries in our focus regions.

More about IWO e.V.

As a result from some of IWO's projects and committee work, we developed further project websites. Find additional and project-specific information and publications here (partly only in Russian):

Who supports our projects

We cooperate with a diverse range of German and international institution conceptionally and financially. learn more

Our members

Private and public partners, forming a network around the housing and building sectors in Eastern Europe. learn more




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