HORIZONT3000 for you

Our service

HORIZONT3000 offers a variety of services to organisations and sponsors. As part of our technical assistance programme for development cooperation, we provide technical assistance on behalf of other Austrian organisations at their partners’. To foundations, we offer to coordinate and support specific programmes and projects. Those who are interested in development cooperation are welcome to attend some of the seminar modules of our preparatory training course. Our experienced staff also holds lectures, workshops and courses for different institutions and events in Vienna.


Andrea Heiden

Holds a diploma in Geography of the University of Vienna and the National University of Bogotá, Colombia. She has been working at HORIZONT3000 since 2002 as a counsellor in the technical assistance programme in Uganda (organisational development) and as country director for HORIZONT3000 in Mozambique. She has many years of experience working with NGOs and in development cooperation, 11 years of which she spent in the field in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Currently, she’s the head of the technical assistance programme (PEZA) and is responsible for organisational development.

Workshops and consulting

Project Cycle Management

Includes project planning and logical framework (LogFrame), reporting, monitoring, and Evaluation.

Technical Assistance Programme (TAP)

History, concepts, challenges and successes with technical assistance as an instrument of development cooperation.

Elisabeth Unterberger

Holds a diploma in social pedagogy and studied psychology at the University of Vienna, with a major in business psychology, is a clinical and health psychologist and a founding member of the AG FUEL trainers’ network. The teaching and learning workshop for adult education. HORIZONT3000 technical advisor in Uganda from 2012 to 2015, responsible for preparing technical advisors in the technical assistance programme since 2015.

Trainings and workshops

“Train the Trainer” in humanitarian aid and development cooperation

Planning, designing, and carrying out workshops and seminars, give and receive feedback.

Training and workshop toolbox, feedback, transfer and evaluation, as well as presentation Training.

Friedbert Ottacher

Programme Officer for West Africa at HORIZONT3000, studied regional development planning at the Vienna Technical University. Many years of experience in development cooperation: studied in Pakistan, worked overseas in Palestine and also in: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Albania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. Diverse publications, teacher and guest lecturer on different aspects of development cooperation at the Vienna University (international development) and the Technical University of Vienna. Freelance development cooperation consultant, moderator, trainer, and author.

Events and workshops

Lectures on different development cooperation topics upon request. Workshops together with Thomas Vogel. Also: Mock trial on development cooperation: read the summary report from Graz here

Petra Herout

Studied international economy (Kufstein University of Applied Sciences) and Latin American Studies (Vienna University), project officer for GIZ in Ecuador from 2005-2006, works at the HORIZONT3000 project desk since 2006, currently as a coordinator for knowledge management and political dialogue.

Workshops and consulting

“Learning & Sharing in Projects” (with Josefa Molitor-Ruckenbauer)

2-day training course on the benefits and requirements of successful knowledge management in projects. For more information, click here

Systematising experiences

Support organisations and projects in implementing the participative method of Systematisation

Learning & Sharing / Knowledge Management Consulting

In-house training and consulting on knowledge Management.

Thomas Vogel

Head of Programmes at HORIZONT3000, trained electrician and holder of a diploma in administrative sciences, more than 20 years of experience in development cooperation, 8 of which on the field in Brazil, Argentina, and Central America. Diverse publications, teacher and guest lecturer on different aspects of development cooperation at the Vienna University (international development) and the Technical University of Vienna.

Lectures and workshops

Lectures on different development cooperation topics upon request. Focus areas: Public co-financing, project planning, project cycle management, results-oriented working and results observation, development concepts and history of development cooperation ideas.

Workshops (with Friedbert Ottacher, www.ottacher.at): For more information on the individual modules, click on the following link: Development theories for practitioners, understanding and successfully communicating development cooperation. Also: Mock trial on development cooperation: Click here to read a summary report from Graz.

What we achieve with foundations

Project services for foundations

Foundations are increasingly becoming important partners in the struggle against poverty, exploitation, and environmental destruction in the countries of the Global South. For this reason, we’ve been collaborating with Crossing Border and Medicor Foundation Liechtenstein for many years. Use our Project Map (in German) to see the Projects.

We work with medium-term country strategies and concentrate our efforts on three Sectors: Rural Development – Natural Resource Management, Civil Society and Human Rights, Education. All of our projects are evaluated according to their relevance to the Cross-Cutting Issues environment, gender, and HIV/AIDS. We also put great emphasis on Preventing Climate Change.

Our services to foundations:

  • Professional assessment and project placement
  • Support to foundation-relevant projects by providing qualified technical advisors
  • Rigid success and financial monitoring
  • Project documentation, donor management, attendance to project visits

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Seminars and workshops

In times of globalisation, there is a growing pressure to remain competent, especially on people who work in development cooperation, who need to be able to meet ever more and increasingly important requirements.

Our seminar programme offers comprehensive information on the multifaceted topics of development cooperation. Tailored to the needs of technical advisors that are going to be sent abroad, both national and international develop cooperation professionals attend our seminars and workshops. In these courses, we convey practically relevant competencies and knowledge that will allow the students to rise to the current challenges and those further down the road.

The seminar facilitators all have practical experience in the field of development cooperation and make the training offered by HORIZONT3000 a unique offer on the market.

Thank you for your interest in our workshops and seminars and have fun exploring our broad range of courses (in German). If you have any questions or comments, please send us an e-mail to training@horizont3000.at




Bücher, Studien, Fachartikel

HORIZONT3000 – Publikationen

HORIZONT3000 ist bestrebt die Qualität und Wirkung der eigenen Arbeit zu hinterfragen und in Studien zu erforschen. Die Qualität von HORIZONT3000 verdankt die Organisation ihren MitarbeiterInnen, die selbst ExpertInnen in ihrem Feld sind und auch regelmäßig zu Themen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit publizieren.

CSOs & POLICY DIALOGUE: Ein Handbuch für zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen in Ostafrika und anderswo

Im Rahmen des ADA-finanzierten Konsortialprojekts „Stärkung von CSOs im Politikdialog in Ostafrika“ haben wir gemeinsam mit 4 Partnern in Österreich und 8 Partnern in Ostafrika ein Manual erstellt, das mit einem Klick auf das Cover downloadbar ist.

Mehr Infos dazu gibt es auch in einem Blogbeitrag mit Kristina Kroyer, Koordinatorin des Konsortialprojekts.




Die einzelnen Länderstudien im Rahmen des Westbalkanprojekts geben einen Überblick über die sozio-ökonomische Situation, Strukturen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und den Status der Zivilgesellschaft im betreffenden Land.

Veröffentlichung August – September 2017

Country Profiles als Downloads für die Länder:

Albanien              Bosnien-Herzegowina      Kosovo
Mazedonien      Montenegro                       Serbien



Im Rahmen des Westbalkanprojekts von HORIZONT3000 (November 2015 –November 2017) entstand das Policy Brief zu Enabling Environment für die Zivilgesellschaft am Westbalkan, publiziert vom Projektpartner Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) im September 2017.




Im Rahmen des Westbalkanprojekts von HORIZONT3000 (November 2015 –November 2017) entstand das Policy Brief zur Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft am Westbalkan bei der Umsetzung der Sustainable Development Goals, veröffentlicht im August 2017.

Buch EZAFriedbert Ottacher (Programmkoordinator östliches Afrika bei HORIZONT3000) und Thomas Vogel (Bereichsleitung Programme bei HORIZONT3000) sind die Autoren von:

Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umbruch. Bilanz – Kritik – Perspektiven. 

Die zweite überarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage erscheint am 15. September 2016!

Studie über die Wirkung des Personaleinsatzes von HORIZONT3000 in Ostafrika.


Screenshot Deckblatt Trialog15Jahre

Elisa Romero (EU-Kofinanzierung und Information Officer für Trialog bei HORIZONT3000 – derzeit in Karenz) ist Autorin & Ulrike Bey eine der Co-AutorInnen (Projektleitung Westbalkan & Programmassistenz Östliches Afrika bei HORIZINT3000) der Systematisierung über 15 Jahre Trialog Projekt:

Trialog in the enlarged EU. 15 years supporting civil society to engage in development.

Deckblatt_ Trialog Advocacy Guide

HORIZONT3000 war als Lead Agency maßgeblich an allen Trialog Projekten beteiligt, so auch an diesem Guide:

Advocacy Guide. 12 years of Trialog Advocacy successes from EU-12

Deckblatt_Wissen im ProzessPetra Herout (Teamkoordination Wissensmanagement & Projektleitung Politikdialog bei HORIZONT3000) ist zusammen mit Elisabeth Schmid Autorin des Kapitels ab S. 121:

Systematisierung von Erfahrungen. Ein partizipativer Ansatz des Wissensmanagements in HORIZONT3000

In: Wissen im Prozess. Beiträge zu den Kremser Wissensmanagement-Tagen 2015, Hrsg.: Petra Wimmer

Deckblatt_Doing Knowing LearningKnowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D Journal) 11 (1): 64-76

Petra Herout (Teamkoordination Wissensmanagement & Projektleitung Politikdialog bei HORIZONT3000) ist zusammen mit Elisabeth Schmid Autorin des Kapitels ab S.64:

Doing, knowing, learning: systematization of experiences based on the knowledge management of HORIZONT3000

Deckblatt_Networks for Prosperity

Thomas Vogel (Bereichsleitung Programme bei HORIZONT3000) und Petra Herout (Teamkoordination Wissensmanagement & Projektleitung Politikdialog bei HORIZONT3000) sind AutorInnen des Kapitels 3.4, ab S. 122:

KNOW-HOW3000 – Insights from a practitioners’ perspective on knowledge Management

In: Networks for Prosperity. Connecting Development Knowledge Beyond 2015, Hrsg.: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


Your staff on the field

Technical assistance service for your Organisation

Organisations that do not have a technical assistance programme of their own can come to us to carry out technical assistance projects that are subsidised by the ADA up to 70 %. The service usually includes selecting, preparing, and supporting the professionals deployed.

All missions are carried out in coordination with ADA, increasing the synergy between all stakeholders, and the cost efficiency of the technical assistance programme. Also, the expertise HORIZONT3000 has to offer is used in the best possible way. For current examples, please see our Project Map (in German). Please do not hesitate to make an appointment; we are happy to advise you in Person.

Photo: An HORIZONT3000 technical advisor working for Licht für die Welt: Leni Hoegen Dijkhof, consultant for capacity development for the advancement of women in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).



HORIZONT3000 Know-how


Especially in this age of globalisation, the requirements people working in development cooperation have to meet are becoming increasingly varied and important. We open our Seminars, which are part of the course to prepare technical advisors for their mission, to anyone who is interested. You can also book our staff at the Vienna headquarters as experts for lectures or Workshops.

Here you will find an alphabetical list of people indicating the knowledge they can share and contact details.


member organisations