Greetings from Graz and welcome to the IWA homepage! Graz is situated southwest of Vienna, close to the Slovenian and Hungarian borders. It is a beautiful city, the second largest in Austria and was one of its best kept secrets, until Graz became the Cultural Capital of Europe for the year 2003. The IWA was established in 1994 to unite English-speaking women who live here. The aims and objectives are to offer friendship and support to those far from their home country and to promote a mutual understanding of other cultures and traditions. It is also committed to raising funds for and providing assistance to local charitable organizations.

IWA is a registered non-profit, non-political and self-supporting organization administered by volunteers elected by the membership. Through its membership in Open Door, IWA is linked to international women’s associations around the world.

Whether you are a newcomer to Graz or a current resident, we would be glad to meet you and hope you will get in touch with us.