The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) is an institute of Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, which runs the institute in partnership with the University of Vienna. In 2019 budget volume of the LBI-GMR was about € 1.6 million.
Funding of the Institute comes from a broad range of sources, is mainly project-based and is distributed among the following funding bodies and cooperation partners:
Most of the funding (65–80 % in the past years) comes from different Directorates General of the European Commission. In the area of EU enlargement, this is done in particular through the instrument of Twinning. Further funding programmes through which the BIM carried out its projects are the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (Europeaid), the 7th Framework Programme, respectively HORIZON 2020 (DG Research), Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, DAPHNE (DG Justice) and the European Refugee Fund (DG Home).
Ongoing cooperation with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) as well as with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (FMEIA) also plays an important role, especially in the joint implementation of the conference "Vienna+20: Advancing the Protection of Human Rights" in 2013.
In recent years, the Institute received commitments for multi-year projects from various Austrian research funds, such as the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank, the Climate Fund and the Future Fund.
In addition, several private foundations support the work of the LBI-GMR, including the Straniak Foundation, the German UP Microloans Foundation and the Austrian RD Foundation.
In the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, our institute continuously advises various companies.
In addition, our work is characterised by numerous co-operations with NGOs, other ministries, public bodies, international organisations and funding agencies, which have made publications, events or smaller projects possible.
Details on project funding can be found in the individual project descriptions in the respective research area.