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Together for a better world: AWO International is a member of various associations, alliances and networks. In this way, we maintain a lively professional exchange with other organizations, pool strengths and make use of synergy effects.

Aktion Deutschland Hilft

Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Germany's Relief Coalition) is an alliance for the successful cooperation in the field of disaster relief. Therefore, the coalition of organizations provide joint assistance in the case of large catastrophes and emergency situations abroad. AWO is a founding member of Aktion Deutschland Hilft. 


VENRO is the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian aid non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Germany. The Association was founded in 1995 and comprises around 120 organizations. Their backgrounds lie in private and church-related development co-operation, humanitarian aid as well as development education, public relations and advocacy.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Sozialstruktur (AGS)

In the Working Group on Social Structure (AGS), eight German organizations cooperate in promoting sustainable social structures and combating poverty in developing and emerging countries. In doing so, they use their comprehensive domestic expertise as a basis for their work abroad.

The Association “Learning and Helping Overseas" (AKLHÜ)

AKLHÜ is a public-benefit association with 33 member organizations operating in the fields of personnel development cooperation, international volunteer services and development-related education. The AKHLÜ has its registered office in Bonn. Under the commission from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) their mission is to advise people who want to make a social commitment, particularly in developing countries. 


SOLIDAR is a European network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with the mission to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. The network has 60 member organizations that are based in 27 countries in total,  22 of them are based within the EU. All member organizations operate as national CSOs and specialize in practices of social welfare work, development work and humanitarian work. The network identifies by its shared values of solidarity, equality and participation.


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