The 100 bilateral friendship societies in Austria are registered members and, of course, constitute the “core” of the PaN Federation, whose successful performance would not be possible without a dense network of associate members, trustees and various strategic partners, and whose financial basis is guaranteed by a significant contribution from the Austrian business community. By simultaneously linking the PaN Federation with similar such organisations in friendly countries, a “World Federation of International Understanding” (“Weltverband der Völkerverständigung”) is thus being created in Austria.