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Interakcia's history dates back to 1994 when the German-Belarusian House (DWH, Deutsch-Weißrussisches Haus gGmbH), a non-commercial organization, was founded in the city of Karlsruhe.

Since 1994, the DWH prepared and implemented more than 35 big projects co-financed by the German government, World Bank and European Commission.



Left: Professor Rolf Dieter Ruppert, founder and Head of the German-Belarusian House; right: employees of the Karlsruhe Transportation Enterprise, which presented several trams to Minsk thanks to the assistance of the German-Belarusian House, visit the Belarusian capital in 2007


Left: partners of the Bella Dvina project which aimed to foster trans-border tourism between Belarus and Latvia, during the opening ceremony of a tourist information center in Polotsk in 2010; right: Patricia Ruppert, Executive Director of the German-Belarusian House, and Dr. Horst Zajonc, representing the City of Karlsruhe Economic Development Department, during German investors’ visit to the Free Economic Zone Brest 


In 1996, the DWH opened its representative office in Minsk. In 2006, the office was reorganized into the Institution for Promotion of International Dialogue and Cooperation Interakcia, which became the DWH’s branch office in Belarus.

In 2011, Interakcia Institution changed its legal status and became the Local Foundation for Promotion of International Dialogue and Cooperation Interakcia.