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7.5.2015 | Von:
MR Mag. Sigrid Steininger

Stakeholders: Austria


The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs’ Citizenship Education Department is responsible for supporting schools and teacher training institutes in their work. To this end it uses an external service provider called Zentrum polis – Politik Lernen in der Schule (Learning about politics in school)[1]. The Austrian Parliament also regards it as one of its responsibilities to convey a basic knowledge about politics: “The aim is to allow children and young people to experience democracy“[2]. Similar offerings can also be found on the regional level. All these activities by the Ministry of Education are carried out in cooperation with organisations of civil society in Austria and abroad. These cooperations can either be directly with the target groups or in collaboration with third organizations. Important umbrella organisations are the Austrian Federal Youth Representation[3] and the IGPB. The biggest target group for formal Citizenship Education are pupils and students. They are represented by their statutory pupil/student representations. Their federal umbrella organisation advocates strengthening Citizenship Education.

Teachers in Austria are trained at training colleges and universities, which are also responsible for their further training. A few teaching methodology centres have been established in recent years.

Country Profile: Austria


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European societies, albeit at different paces, have undergone profound changes in the fabric of their populations due to EU enlargement, European Citizenship, globalization and migration processes. Traditional concepts of citizenship and citizenship education in Europe have to be revised in the light of these developments.

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