Founded as IÖGV (Interessenvertretung Gemeinnütziger Österreichischer Vereine) in 1998, it was renamed IGO (Interessenvertretung Gemeinnütziger Organisationen) in September 2012. The high demand that IGO puts on itself is to advocate and represent the common interests of their members to the private and public sector.
Members are the national branches of large international organizations like Amnesty International, MSF, Four Paws or WWF, but also smaller ones of national or local importance. They are active in various fields; among them: human rights, development cooperation, environmental protection, animal welfare, culture and youth.
This diversity is also reflected in the composition of our board. It comprises CEOs and leaders of our member organizations. The board is understood as the organ which establishes common positionsin order to represent the interests of our members in the best possible way. In cooperation with the management team, it defines the strategic guidelines for the organization.