For a european civil society

Founded in 1992, Austausch (German term for Exchange) is a Berlin-based non-governmental non-profit organization.
Our mission is to strengthen European civil society with a focus on exchange and cooperation between Germany and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus region and Central Asia.
We support Ukraine in its strive for territorial integrity, peace in justice and European integration.
Banned in Russia since 2021, we continue to cooperate with independent Russian activists and media workers outside the country.


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Our work is financed through grants, donations and membership fees. We thank our donors for their support! 


The daily work of Austausch is driven by the team’s strong minds and their commitment to the cause of a strong and vibrant civil society. Meet the team!

Projects and Programs

Support of Ukraine

Conflict Mitigation

Civil Society Networks

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Become a member

As a member organization, our work is significantly supported by our members and volunteers, who engage with us both within the framework of our projects and through their own initiatives. If you share our commitment to building a strong civil society, we warmly invite you to become part of Austausch. By becoming a member, you gain access to our internal events and our extensive network. Find out how you can support our cause by clicking on one of the buttons below and exploring our membership options!