IWO in networks

 

Represented in major European networks...

IWO is involved as a member or partner in European and international networks that deal with housing, construction and urban development, focusing on energy efficiency, climate protection and decarbonisation as well as sustainability. Our aim is to achieve an increasing feedback and connection of the topics, interests and needs of Eastern Europe with regard to the housing and building sector to the EU agencies and level, among others. The specific challenges in the region must be given more attention and addressed in the long term. This requires stronger political support not only at national or bilateral level, but also at pan-European level.

In the various networks, IWO is committed to promoting awareness, understanding and constructive overcoming of the differences between Western and Eastern Europe, for example through long-term participation in thematic working groups and expert groups.

IWO is engaged as Partner of Housing Europe and participates in the Ad-hoc Working Group Housing Systems in Transition formed in 2017.

Housing Europe is leading with its Observatory for the EU member states, providing profiles on social housing and housing development in the various countries.


 

IWO is an active participant in the dialogue format "Community of Practioners (CoP)", in which experts from Eastern Europe or with expertise on the region meet several times a year. A special focus of the exchange is on the region's housing sector, which is viewed from various angles, including energy efficiency, energy supply and quality of life. The exchange also aims to prepare and initiate joint practical project activities.


 

IWO is Associated Partner, participates in the Topic Group Financing & Investment and supports the increasing integration of Eastern Europe and its concerns in EFL activities. EFL is also a sustaining member of IWO.


 

IWO is a member of LiM, the first European housing cooperative. LiM aims to strengthen the idea and practice of the cooperative legal form, which is part of the intangible world heritage of UNESCO, and to implement it with forward-looking projects in Germany and Europe.


IWO is a founding and board member and is involved in the organisation and implementation of the annual international IVIM conference.

IVIM is an international network with members from 11 countries and cooperates with IWO in various projects, e.g. in projects of the "Belarus Promotion Programme" with funds from the Federal Ministry for International Cooperation (BMZ).


 

IWO has been a member of the German Association for Eastern European Studies for many years.


IWO's management has been an active member of the German-Russian Forum for many years and regularly participates in the events, dialogue formats and committee meetings of the forum.


 

IWO has long been an active member of the German Council on Foreign Relations.


 

IWO is a member and participates in the board. Both organisations have been cooperating for many years in delegation trips and in various projects, especially in Ukraine.


 

IWO is a member of the dv and participant in the permanent dv Working Group "Europe". Conversely, the dv is a full IWO member.


 

IWO and w-i-e (Owner-Occupants Association) have agreed on a mutual supporting membership.