Quality associations

To ensure consistently high quality throughout the weltwärts programme, programme-wide quality criteria and quality-oriented programme steering are necessary. This is why a requirement was introduced in 2013 for all weltwärts organisations to either join an existing quality association or set one up with other organisations. The quality associations ensure compliance with the programme’s quality standards, drawing on external certification bodies to assist them, and support the weltwärts organisations’ quality-development efforts.

AGDF weltwärts quality association

AGDF weltwärts quality association

Founded in 1968/69, AGDF is an umbrella association of 33 organisations and institutions that are all engaged in peace work in Germany and abroad, usually in a protestant context, and that have different priority areas and work programmes.

The association runs courses, regularly informs its member organisations about relevant developments at weltwärts and provides advice and support regarding quality assurance and quality development. In addition to regular meet-ups of all its organisations, the association promotes visits between the organisations, strong personal contacts and networking.

Organisations looking to join the weltwärts quality association do not have to be members of AGDF but they do need to identify with its mission statement

To the mission statement

Contact: Barbara Kraemer

Phone: +49 (0) 228 24999 22
Mobil: +49 (0) 151 565 941 85
E-mail: kraemer@friedensdienst.de
Website: www.friedensdienst.de

fid/AGIAMONDO quality association

fid/AGIAMONDO quality association

The fid/AGIAMONDO quality association is an alliance of weltwärts implementing organisations and their international partners in religious, peace and development fields.

It is part of the political representation of the member organisations of the “Katholische Verbund Internationaler Freiwilligendienste” (Catholic alliance of international volunteer services) and assists the weltwärts programme’s “national contact points for visa/security matters” for Mexico, Malawi, the Philippines and Tanzania.

The association seeks to promote networking between its members and thus to enhance the quality of international volunteer services. To this end, it offers knowledge-sharing opportunities in the form of demand-led courses, conferences, partner conferences and quality circles.

These networking forums are supplemented by individual advice in the outgoing and incoming segments.  

Contact: Tanja Schmitt

Phone: +49 (0) 221 8896 125
E-mail: Tanja.schmitt@agiamondo.org
Website: www.agiamondo.de

weltoffen im AKLHÜ e.V. quality association

weltoffen im AKLHÜ e.V. quality association

weltoffen is an ideologically neutral alliance of around 40 sending and host organisations in the AKLHÜ (Learning and Helping Overseas Association), which together support some 1,800 German and international volunteers every year. It comprises implementing organisations of different structures, origins and outlooks from across Germany.

weltoffen offers its member organisations training and advice on educational and administrative topics as well as promoting networking between them through periodic meetings, quality circles and an online platform.

The quality association also facilitates a forum for communication and cooperation with various other players and areas of employment in the AKLHÜ.

Kontakt: Mara Feulner

Phone: +49 (0) 228 90899 26
E-mail: feulner@entwicklungsdienst.de
Website: www.entwicklungsdienst.de

Protestant volunteer services’ weltwärts quality association (EQEB)

Protestant volunteer services’ weltwärts quality association (EQEB)

Evangelische Freiwilligendienste gGmbH is responsible for the quality association.

The work of EQEB is based on the “Handbook on Quality Development and Quality Management for International Volunteer Services” of the Protestant implementing organisation. It contains the specific requirements of the development-related volunteer service weltwärts. Quality management on this basis fosters participation and dialogue as well as process orientation and practical relevance. EQEB provides its affiliated member organisations with advice; support in quality development and quality assurance; with external certification on the basis of the Quality Manual; networking and fostering of dialogue; as well as cooperative projects through meetings of implementing organisations, training sessions, visits to implementing organisations as well as information on current developments in the weltwärts joint operation.

EQEB is guided by the Christian conception of man and the goals of justice, peace and the preservation of the creation. All organisations that identify with these EQEB principles are invited to join EQEB.


Anne Kerber, Ev. Freiwilligendienste gGmbHs

Phone: +49 (0) 511 450 0083 45
E-mail: a.kerber@ev-freiwilligendienste.de


Lisa Freytag, Ev.Freiwilligendienste gGmbHs

Phone: +49 (0) 511 450 0083 49
E-mail: l.freytag@ev-freiwilligendienste.de

Website: www.ev-freiwilligendienste.de

weltwärts Exchange Organisations in Development Cooperation (VENTAO)

weltwärts Exchange Organisations in Development Cooperation (VENTAO)

The organisations represented by ventao vary in size, method and focus. The association’s aim is to help its members organise high-quality learning and exchange services for young people in the field of development cooperation while still retaining their different approaches.

The majority of ventao’s member organisations work with their partners abroad on other projects too.

Contact: Nina Palm und Lourens de Jong

Phone: +49 (0) 30 314 818 34
E-mail: info@ventao.org
To the Website: www.ventao.org