maiz is a registered association that is participatory and collectively organized. Several groups and organs as well as participants determine the actions of maiz:

Board of Directors
The board of directors makes political and strategic decisions together with the entire maiz team. It consists of maiz members and experts from other political and social areas.

The team manages collectively the business and activities of maiz.
It takes care of organizational processes, the various offers and activities, and represents the first point of contact for clients as well as external inquiries. We also conduct political research, work and actions in joint arrangement.

Once a year we come together for a general meeting. The task of this assembly is, among other things, the election of a board of directors as well as the admission of new members to maiz.

Visitors, critics, friends, pupils also determine the actions of maiz through their questions, critical co-operation, and voluntary commitment.

Board members since July 2017 Marina Grzinic (Obfrau)
Celsa Castillo (Kassierin)
Mag.a Waltraud Ernst (Schriftführerin)
Fr. Gerhilde Merz
Rocío del Rio Lorenzo

Advisory Board Amalia Barboza Maria do Mar Castro Varela
Mag.a Danielli Cavalcanti Nikita Dhawan
Mag.a Petja Dimitrova
Mag.a Vivian di Iorio
Mag.a Assimina Gouma Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez Sushila Mesquita
Mag.a Aretha Schwarzbach-Apithy
MA. Adriana Torres Topaga

Coordination (= management)
Lic.a Florina Platzer
Letícia Carneiro

Area coordinators
Counseling, and Education: Mag.a Florina Plazer
Youth: Martina Lorenc

Sex & Work and Communication Assistance: Letícia Carneiro

Culture: Lia Kastiyo-Spinósa
Financial assistance:
Rudolf Danielczyk

Working at maiz

  • employed: 12 employees (of which 8 are female migrants)
  • voluntary: 5 people regularly, punctually working much more
  • one freelancer on a regular basis, multiple freelancers on a project basis
  • every year a few temporary interns