It's all in the mix: Member base & project funding

IWO is a member-based association. At the same time, we finance the majority of our work and resources through projects supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, the EU or other international donors. Through practical project work, IWO has built up comprehensive expertise and networks.


IWO projects are funded under the following programmes, among others:


Federal programmes and foundations (selection)

  • European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
  • Advisory Assistance Programme BHP of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU)
  • Export Initiative Energy of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Foundations such as Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Kiev
  • Support programme Belarus, implemented by the International Education and Meeting Centre "Johannes Rau" Minsk (IBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for International Cooperation (BMZ)

European Union programmes (selection)

  • Interreg Baltic Sea Region BSR
  • EuropeAid
  • EU Civil Society
  • Horizon 2020

International donor programmes (selection)

  • UNDP United Nations Development Programme
  • ELENA-Programm der European Investment Bank EIB
  • IFC International Finance Co-operation
  • WorldBank
  • OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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