The World of NGOs is an Austrian NGO, founded in 1997.
The organisation is engaging in information and networking of civil society organisations in Austria, for non-governmental, non-profit and voluntary organisations. We actively support the development of Civil Society and European integration issues through projects, events, media and publications.
Currently about 60 organisations are members of our organisation, umbrella organisations as well as citizen’s initiatives and research institutes.
Through international partnerships the organisation has been active in European projects and citizens’ activities with regard to all kind of challenges society is facing today, including civil dialogue on the national and on the local level, citizen’s participation, social inclusion of migrants, elderly people, women and youth, fighting human trafficking, developing rural areas, experimenting with new educational settings and activating methods of participation.
The World of NGOs is an active member in European and international networks like the European Active Citizenship Network and member of the Austrian network NeSoVe (Network Social Responsibility).
The World of NGOs acts as an adviser to the Austrian Federal Ministries in the field of civic education and democratic citizenship, citizens’ participation in policy shaping and all aspects regarding volunteering.
In addition, The World of NGOs is active in lecturing about Nonprofit and NGO-Management, EU-Project Co-operation and Funding and also focusing on NGO-project activities for social workers in combating human trafficking in Europe.
Finally The World of NGOs has been active as expert organisation to the European Commission in the CC-CMAF (1998-2000), the Consultative Committee for Co-operatives, Mutual societies, Associations and Foundations in Europe.
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