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European Studies: IGOs & NGOs

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:00 PM

IGOs and NGOs

What is an IGO?  An IGO is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states), or of other intergovernmental organizations.  What is an NGO? A NGO  is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level.

NGO Voice    
VOICE stands for "Voluntary Organizations in Cooperation in Emergencies". It is a network representing 82 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in humanitarian aid worldwide, who are based in 19 European countries.   Members are drawn from European nations.

Worldwide NGO Directory  
Select Western, Southern or Eastern Europe.  A list will be generated which may be sorted by country and area of activity.

IGO Custom Search Engine
This Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) is a project of the International Documents Taskforce (IDTF) of the American Library Association (ALA). The IGO Search searches across hundreds of IGO websites. 


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Originally published 5 December 2014 by Charles D’Aniello, Don Hartman, Cindi Tysick, & Dave Bertuca