About us

The IZ is an independent nonprofit organization that has been promoting diversity, dialogue and education since 1987.


We see social diversity as an opportunity and contribute to equal opportunities and inclusion.


We promote exchange at eye level, international networking and peace work.


Through educational projects, we create the opportunity to help shape society.

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Values & Focus

Diversity, dialogue and education do not remain abstract values for us, but translate concretely into our mission statement and our focus areas.

Board & Team

Humanity, openness, competence and experience characterize the work of the IZ. The IZ team translates these values into practice.

Franjo Steiner, Gertraud Illmeier und Daniela Mussnig beim IZ-Terassenfest 2019
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Networks & funding agencies

Funding is what makes the work of the IZ possible in the first place – and it is made so multi-faceted by many national and international partner organizations.

History of the IZ

Since 1987, the IZ has implemented several exciting projects, brought about change and experienced turbulent times.

04 Geschichte
05 Jahresberichte

Annual reports

With photos and stories, our annual reports tell of our projects and celebrate what we have achieved.

What people say

“The IZ is an association for education, social justice and inclusion.

Andrea Schmölzer,

“As a credible partner, the IC brings together people […] in the field of education and youth and thus makes a contribution to conflict prevention.

Eduard Trampusch,
Rotes Kreuz

“The IZ is a competence center for international mobility and international exchange in the field of education and youth”.

Heide Tebbich,