Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC)
The VIDC has a long tradition in the field of development cooperation in Austria and was founded at the “Conference for Economic Cooperation and Partnership”, which took place in July 1962 in Salzburg and Vienna. The organisation was founded by Bruno Kreisky and other prominent politicians from the so called “Third World” such as Tom Mboya from Kenya and Ahmed Ben Salah from Tunisia as a think-tank for development cooperation and development policy, making it the oldest Austrian organisation in development policy and cooperation.
The initial goal was inspired by the necessity of peaceful cooperation between industrial countries and “developing countries” on the basis of a “dialogue on a par”. This implies extensive research into topics of “development policy” in Austria, organising conferences and panel discussions, holding exhibitions, publishing educational sources and the series “new development policy” as well as papers about various topics of “development policy”.See more