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Education — Austria

Details: Education. Education is an essential success factor for the social and economic future of a country. The Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research has competence for the entire educational system of general and vocational schools, from compulsory schooling until completion of secondary level 2 and for all University Colleges of Teacher Education (Pädagogische Hochschulen) …

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Education — Austria

Details: Primary and Secondary Education. Austria enjoys an excellent public educational system. American children may attend Austrian schools, the language of instruction of which is German. Private schools with instruction in German are available at all levels at reasonable rates. There are two English-language schools in Vienna: The American

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Human Rights Education — Austria

Details: Human Rights Education. The effective protection of human rights is dependent on knowledge and awareness of the status of these rights both in the population and also among state decision-makers such as public authorities, police or the judiciary. In December 2004 the UN therefore established the World Programme for Human Rights Education.

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Dual Education Workshop in Vienna — Austria

Details: On February 29th the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and the Embassy of the United States, with support of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, invited stake holders and experts from the United States and Austria to a dual education workshop at the Amerika Haus in Vienna.. Among the participants and presenters were representatives from the U.S. and the Austrian administrations, …

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Offices & Departments — Austria

Details: E-Mail: office (at)ostaustria.org. Tel: +1 (202) 895-6754. Web: www.ostaustria.org. The Office of Science and Technology Austria (OSTA) at the Austrian Embassy transforms the traditional concept of science diplomacy into a dynamic professional instrument for internationalizing Austria's …

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The Welfare State — Austria

Details: The Welfare State. Austria provides a comprehensive system of social security and welfare schemes. The network operates at two levels. First, there is the principle of insurance, which provides cover for all gainfully employed persons, and to a large extent for their dependents in cases of sickness, accident, unemployment, parental leave, and pensions, and, secondly, there are public welfare

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International Organizations — Austria

Details: International Organizations in Vienna. Vienna is a prominent location in the heart of Europe, which accommodates representations of a large number of international organizations and NGOs.

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The Council of Europe — Austria

Details: The centre provides a base as a meeting point for teachers, trainers, program-organisers, authors and experts, which work in the field of providing education, establishing syllabuses, evaluation and language-teaching. The Council of Europe is the international organisation, in which Austrians could distinguish themselves as in no other.

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Global Issues — Austria

Details: Global Issues. Humanity’s steadily growing interconnectedness is one of the most significant effects of globalization. Business, tourism as well as common languages and modern communication technology bring people around the world closer together. The course of globalization and its effects on our climate, the environment, energy and water

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Science and Research — Austria

Details: Hence, R&D expenditures increased by 9.7%, compared with the reference year 2013. Of the approximately €10.50 bn spent on R&D in 2015, 71.4% were spent in the business enterprise sector, 23.5% in the higher education sector, 4.6% in the government …

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Education Minister Fassmann: “Active Holocaust education

Details: For almost 20 years, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has been a sponsoring partner of the non-profit organization “erinnern.at” (“remember.at”), which provides instructional guidance, support and resources for educators in Austria who teach the history of the Holocaust and the era of National Socialism.

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Human Trafficking — Austria

Details: Human Rights Education; Combatting Human Trafficking. Trafficking in human beings represents a grave violation of human rights and human dignity. It is a global problem that can only be tackled at the global level and in an international context. According to figures provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 2.4 million people

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Fight against Racism — Austria

Details: Human Rights Education; Fight Against Racism. One of the most fundamental human rights principles is the equal dignity and rights of all people. This equality is established in Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in Article 7 of the Austrian Federal Constitution. Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights also

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The Vienna Hub — Austria

Details: The Vienna hub and, in particular, the Vienna International Centre (known as the VIC or UNO City), which was opened in 1979, act as a driver for the Austrian economy: the benefits of having some 40 international organisations located in Austria translates, for instance, in an annual positive net effect of more than 500 million euros, directly

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Green Cities — Austria

Details: Aspern – Vienna's Urban Lakeside In Aspern, a 240-hectare site, once an airfield, is being developed into a brand-new, multifunctional city district with residential accommodations, offices, and a section for small-scale businesses, science, research, and education.

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Driving a Vehicle — Austria

Details: Driving while under the influence of alcohol (or drugs) is severely punished. It will result in a minimum fine of approx. € 360, and loss of your driver's license. The maximum limit of blood-alcohol level is 0.05%. All traffic accidents that result in personal injury must be reported to the police immediately.

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Minority Rights — Austria

Details: Minority Rights. The Austrian Federal Constitution calls for the respect and promotion of ethnic groups resident in Austria. Special rights for Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech and Slovak ethnic groups and for Roma are established in the Ethnic Group Act [Volksgruppengesetz] of 1976 and a number of other laws and regulations.

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Overview — Austria

Details: Focus areas of our activities are the promotion of women’s rights and the rights of the child; the safety of journalists; the promotion of freedom of religion and belief as well as the protection of religious minorities; combatting human trafficking; the protection of minorities; as well as human rights education. Austria works closely with

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Health Insurance — Austria

Details: Education; Residency Registration; Health Insurance. Although the cost of medical services and hospitalization is still considerably lower in Austria than in the United States, health coverage is highly recommended. In general, individuals employed in Austria and their immediate family members are covered by public health insurance. In addition

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Women's Rights — Austria

Details: In cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs regularly organises events in order to facilitate exchange with NGOs and civil society on international developments regarding women’s rights. Austrian activities for the protection of women’s rights

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Climate — Austria

Details: A sweater is necessary almost any time of year. The climate of Austria can be classified as Cfb Climate; a warm temperated humid climate with the warmest month lower than 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) over average and four or more months above 50 (10 degrees Celsius) over average. The climate of the Mountainous Regions of Austria

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U.S.-Austrian Cooperation on Apprenticeships & Dual VET

Details: On March 11, 2021, representatives of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the U.S. Department of Labor met for a first virtual exchange on the most important and timely topic of apprenticeships and “Dual Vocational Education and Training” (Dual VET).

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Lise Meitner (1878-1968) — Austria

Details: The dramatic splitting of the atom - nuclear fission - was a discovery that changed our world. Yet few know that it was a woman physicist, the Austrian Lise Meitner, who discovered the power of nuclear energy soon after her dramatic escape from Nazi Germany. Ironically, Meitner’s research partner of thirty years, Otto Hahn, was the sole

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Austrian Research and Innovation Talk 2019 — Austria

Details: Austrian Research and Innovation Talk 2019. Julia Assl. September 26, 2019. Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research Iris Rauskala (pictured in the center) As one of the largest Austrian gatherings in North America, the Austrian Research and Innovation Talk – ARIT is hosted annually by the Office of Science and Technology

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Achievements in Austrian Gender and Social Policy — Austria

Details: Parents were to decide jointly about the education and upbringing of their children and equal contributions to household duties were encouraged. The new family law also brought a major change to the divorce legislation as it became possible to be granted a divorce by mutual consent as well as to force a divorce in court despite the opposition

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The Human Security Network — Austria

Details: The Human Security Network (HSN), an association of 12 countries, has set itself the task of promoting the concept of human security as a feature of national and international policies, and in particular within the United Nations and in cooperation with academia and civil society. The network was established in 1999 from the successful

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus

Details: Embassy Operations Curtural Events. We would like to inform you that the Embassy of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, DC, have suspended all public events until further notice in response to the public health threat associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19).. Any updates regarding the resumption of our public activites will be posted on our websites and on our social

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Bringing your Pet — Austria

Details: Entry and re-entry of dogs, cats, ferrets and other pets into Austria when travelling from third countries. Please note: New certificate applicable as from 1. September 2016. All current requirements for entry and re-entry of pets into Austria from third countries can be found at the link below: Bringing your pet to Austria.

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Federal Minister Karoline Edtstadler in Washington, DC

Details: At the U.S. Department of State, she held a bilateral meeting with Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels on efforts to combat anti-Semitism, particularly through promoting better and broader Holocaust-related education for young people.

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Austria's New Government — Austria

Details: January 7, 2020. On January 7, 2020, Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen swore in a new Austrian Federal Government formed by the conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP) and the ecologist Green Party. The new Government is once again led by Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who already served in this capacity from 2017 to 2019.

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Austria at the Annual Meeting of the German Studies

Details: The 43rd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association (GSA) took place in Portland, OR from October 3-6, 2019. Founded in 1976, The GSA is the premier multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics.

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Ambassador Weiss Receives Austrian Service Abroad

Details: The delegation consisted of Jonathan Georg Dorner from Burgenland, who serves at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; Simon Hilscher (Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York), Ben Schnell (Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Foundation, Montreal) and Stephan Stropp (USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles) from Lower Austria; David Sebastian Mader (American Jewish …

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Austrian President and Ministers at the 70th UNGA — Austria

Details: Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer, Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Andrä Rupprechter and Minister for Education and Women’s Affairs Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek were in New York on the occasion of the leader’s week opening the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) during the last week …

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What are Human Rights

Details: Finally the state has the task of providing schools, hospitals, teachers and doctors so as to guarantee the right to education and health care. The first comprehensive and universally valid human rights document was the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted in 1948 in the aftermath of the horrors of the Second

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UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School celebrates 10

Details: International education is uniquely positioned to spur growth in all of these areas. The opportunities to gain new perspectives and provoke different ways of thinking are nearly limitless.” The opening was attended by university leaders from both New Orleans and Innsbruck and elected officials from the city of Innsbruck and the federal state

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EAP: To Our Class of 2020, Congratulations! — Austria

Details: On May 29, 2020, fifth graders from our Embassy Adoption partner class at LaSalle-Backus Education campus, a public school in northeast Washington, DC, were celebrated with a virtual promotion ceremony to mark the end of elementary school. Like so many students around the world, they could not complete the 2019-2020 school year as planned.

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Forging a New Relationship — Austria

Details: As part of post-WWII reconstruction, the Fulbright Act (1946) provided economic assistance for education and research and laid the foundations for the United States’ renowned academic exchange program. In 1950 Austria was among the initial handful of countries to establish a bi-national Fulbright Commission.

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Northeast Asia — Austria

Details: Northeast Asia. The region is characterized by China’s development from a developing country to the second largest economy in the world. North Korea’s nuclear- and armament policy and overlapping territorial claims in the South- and East China Sea are frequent sources of tensions.

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Landmark Architecture As Cultural Hubs — Austria

Details: This unique program is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in cooperation with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art, Vienna. For the academic year 2016/2017, 311 submissions from 47 nations arrived at the MAK.

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Women’s Suffrage in Austria: An Overview — Austria

Details: The roots of women’s suffrage movement in general can be found in the 18th century: Olympe de Gouges, widely regarded as being the first champion of female suffrage, published her declaration of rights of the woman and the female citizen (Déclaration des droits de la …

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Manhattan's Austrian Landmark — Austria

Details: Manhattan’s Austrian Landmark The ACFNY - A Cultural Engine. By Wolfgang Waldner. In March of 1956, Austria sent the young lawyer and translator Wilhelm Schlag to New York City to prepare the ground for the establishment of a Cultural Institute.

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