The Verein zur Foerderung Entwicklungswichtiger Vorhaben e.V. (VEV) is a major stakeholder in the conception and growth of Renewable Energy Centre Mithradham. VEV is a registered charitable society in Stuttgart, Germany from 1995.
The objectives of the society includes among others
- promotion of intercultural dialogue
- promotion of education and research
- promotion of scial and charitable institution
- promotion of environment protection in developing countries
The society was built upon contacts with known individuals and institutions who could contribute to achieve the above objectives. Special attention was given to bind together various stake holders such as industry, politics, church, educational institutions and NGOs in a mutually strengthening network.
EUROSOLAR has recognised the contribution of VEV and awarded the German Solar Prize 2005 for the development of Renewable Energy Centre Mithradham in Kerala, India, in the category of one world cooperation.
The One World Prize of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2007 awarded to VEV is a sign of recognition of the people of Germany for the unique work done by VEV in building contacts between Germany and India.