The Southeast Europe Society e.V. (SOG) was founded in 1952. It is the most important intermediary organization for the Southeast European region in the German-speaking world. Supported by the Federal Foreign Office, it is dedicated to cultivating scientific, economic and cultural relations with the countries of Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Hungary, Cyprus.
With its 800 members from science, politics, business and the media, it combines a unique expertise that is reflected in the publications of the society as well as in the events, including at its 17 regional offices. The head office is located in Munich. The President of the SOG is the former Minister of State, Dr. h.c. Gernot Erler, German MP.