Responsibility for SynVer*Z is shared by the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) in Berlin, the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt, and Gröschel Branding GmbH in Berlin.

Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu)

The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) is a research and advisory body for German cities that was established in 1973 as an initiative of the Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag). 


ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung

ISOE – The Institute for Social-Ecological Research is one of the leading independent institutes of sustainability research.


Gröschel Branding

Berlin-based agency Gröschel Branding develops and designs dialogue processes at the interface between science, politics and the world of business.