Facts and Data

Year and place of foundation:

  • July 2, 1926 in Berlin

Present location:

  • Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main

Form of organization:

  • e. V. (registered association)

Goals and tasks in brief:

  • Lower costs and higher benefits of the administration in state and economy
  • Promotion and further development of communication and cooperation between public administration, business and the state
  • Independent mediator and interface between government and business

AWV President:

  • Werner Schmidt, Member of the Executive Board LVM (Ret.), Münster

AWV Vice President:

  • Katja Wilken, President of the Federal Office of Administration, Köln

AWV Management:

  • Dr. Ulrich Naujokat (Managing Director)
  • Dr. Roland Wirth (Deputy Managing Director)
  • Joana Siebert-Tavares (Deputy Managing Director)



  • Approximately 1.67 million euros per year, institutional support from the BMWi, as well as membership fees, donations and earnings from publications and events

Fields of expertise:

  • Digitalisation and modernisation in business, administration and the third sector
  • Administrative simplification and debureaucratisation in the personnel management environment
  • Accounting and taxes
  • Simplification of international trade procedures – technical and legal aspects of electronic commerce
  • Projects
  • Information Economy

Working groups:

  • More than 1,200 experts from the practice of business and public administration as well as from science work together on a voluntary basis.

Work results:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Publications in the form of a periodical, books and writings


  • more than 210 companies, public corporations, associations and private individuals

Current topics:

  • Electronic invoice
  • Bureaucracy costs
  • Value added tax questions
  • Digital communication
  • Data Telecommunication