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Society for Austro-Arab Relations

National Network: 
Stutterheimstraße 16-18/2/5
A – 1150 Vienna
+ 43 (0)1 5267810
+ 43 (0)1 5267795
Mobile Phone: 
+ 43 (0)664 1004142
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

1. NGO with appr. 450 members (individuals and companies); staff: 3 full-time; flexible number of volunteers in Austria and abroad
2. Total annual turnover: € 550.000,- (2004)
3. Funding: membership-fees, private donations (especially for humanitarian projects in the Middle East)
4. Activities: various projects in Austria and in different Arab countries; lectures, seminars, information and public relations.
5. Different partners (partly governments and public institutions, partly NGOs).

Mission and Objectives: 

1. Working for more tolerance and better understanding between different cultures
2. Working against racism and prejudices
3. People to People
4. Support for weak and marginalized groups in the Middle East (esp. children, women)

Main Projects / Activities: 

1. Various public events like lectures, seminars etc.
2. Public relations like regular press/information-activities
3. Publication of various brochures and books
4. Political consulting
5. Humanitarian projects (Iraq, Palestine, Yemen)
6. Various cultural activities

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Mr. Fritz Edlinger (Secretary General)
Head of the organisation: 
Mr. Karl Blecha (President)
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mrs. Evelyn Matl