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News and key issues


International dialogue 
Documentation of international working meetings and working trips of senior ministry officials.


Key issues

Agenda 2030: global sustainability goals (in German only)
Together with the Member States of the United Nations, Austria has committed itself to the implementation of Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: "Transforming our World".

European semester and Europa 2020 strategy (in German only)
Education, science and research are central elements of the European Semester and the EU's Strategic Agenda. The European Semester is a policy coordination instrument that has the aim of jointly tackling the economic and employment policy challenges affecting the entire European Union.

European Social Fund
Following the 2000-2006 and 2007-2013 ESF programme cycles, the education sector in Austria is now taking part in the European Social Fund 2014-2020 programme. The Operational Programme Employment Austria