SWA - Südwind


Südwind Agentur bases its work on the principles* of the non-partisan, nondenominational ÖIE - Österreichischer Informationsdienst für Entwicklungspolitik (Austrian Information Service for International Development Policy) that was founded in 1979 and renamed Bundesverein Südwind Entwicklungspolitik in 1997. Südwind Agentur was founded in 1997 as a non-profit NGO engaged in PR, information and educational work in the field of international development. Südwind is financed through national and international public funds and private contributions, as well as through the workshops and exhibitions that the organization regularly conducts. Südwind applies the unique international development expertise it has acquired to both its teaching work, particularly „Global Learning“, and its PR work. Südwind's work in Austria is conducted by a network of regional offices and partners. On local, regional, national, and international levels, Südwind cooperates with organizations and institutions in the fields of international development, education, environment, culture, and social issues, as well as with various civil society networks and important political figures. Südwind regularly carries out projects of its own, and makes its know-how available to other organizations and institutions. What Südwind wants… The diversity of Südwind's projects reflects the complexity of North-South relations, culturally, economically, environmentally, politically, and interpersonally. Südwind is committed to environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable development, and campaigns for a narrowing of the gap between North and South. Südwind is critical of the economics-oriented doctrine of neoliberal globalisation's rich and powerful, and works with other civil society players to develop concepts, outlooks, and visions for a socially just, environmentally sustainable, culturally diverse, and politically participative world. Südwind solidarizes with those disadvantaged by the current world order, i.e. all those who are denied political voice, material resources, cultural fulfilmet, gender equality, education, and/or healthcare. We expose the structural causes for these inequalities. Südwind facilitates encounters between people of differing cultural, political, social, and economic backgrounds, and strikes a path toward greater mutual respect, tolerance, and appreciation. Südwind affords this -- virtually, physically, and intellectually – to like-minded people who want to get involved.

Contact data

Laudongasse 40
+43 1 405 55 15
+43 1 405 55 19
Contact Person
Stefan Kerl
Tel: +43 1 405 55 15 - 303
Fax: +43 1 405 55 19
Other offices
Linz: Südtirolerstr. 28, 4020 Linz
Graz: Annenstr. 29, 3060 Graz

Organisation details

Fields of work
campaigninglobbyingfundraisingeducationdevelopment cooperationadvocacyawareness raisingdiversitycultural activitiesmediamigration
educationpeaceforeign policydevelopmentmigrationglobal issuesdecent worksportCSR, working conditions in supply chains, ethical consumption
Memberships in networks
Legal status
Legal registration number
FN 152215

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages
Other language skills
Spanish; CastilianArabic
Countries working in currently
Countries worked in previously
Palestinian Territory, OccupiedCape VerdeThailandBangladeshBeninViet NamChina
Countries of interest
AzerbaijanBangladeshSyrianGeorgiaAfricaAngolaArgentinaArmeniaAsiaAustriaBelarusBelgiumBeninBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBelizeBrazilBulgariaZimbabweZambiaWestern SaharaViet NamVenezuelaUzbekistanUruguayUnited KingdomUkraineUgandaChileChadCape VerdeChinaPalestinian Territory, OccupiedIsraelCongo, The Democratic Republic of the