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International dialogue

International bilateral meetings and working visits are an integral part of the international cooperation activities of the BMBWF
The exchange of information and opinions with the relevant ministers of partner countries, with ambassadors and experts from abroad, contributes to the deepening of bilateral relations in education, science and research as well as to facilitating the intensification of bilateral and multilateral cooperation and projects both on the institutional and ministerial levels, as well as to positioning Austria in international competition.
Well-founded insights into systems and strategies of other countries in the fields of education, science and research enrich both national discussions and further developments.

International bilateral meetings and working visits of the Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research

2nd Quarter 2020

22nd June 2020
United Arab Emirates - General Director Former Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral talk with Mr. Ibrahim Al Musharrakh, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates

24th June 2020
United Kingdom - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: video call with Ms. Amanda Solloway, Minister of Science, Research and Innovation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1st Quarter 2020

24th February 2020
Germany - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Mr. Ralf Beste, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

3rd March 2020
Israel - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with Mr. Mordechai Rodgold, Ambassador of the State of Israel

3rd March 2020
Slovenia – Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Ms. Ksenija Škrilec, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia

5th March 2020
Japan – Director General and Former Federal Minister Iris Rauskala on behalf of Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with Mr. Akira Mizutani, Ambassador of Japan

4th Quarter 2019

7th October 2019
Australia - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: round table meeting with Ms Lisa Harvey-Smith, Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador

10th to 11th December 2019
Estonia - Working visit of the Federal Minister Iris Rauskala in Tallin on the occasion of „MicrosoftEduDay“, Republic of Estonia

16th December 2019
The Netherlands - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral meeting with Mr. Aldrik Gierveld, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

3rd Quarter 2019

1st July 2019
Italy - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: working lunch with Mr. Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister of the Italian Republic

4th to 5th July 2019
Finland - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: Bilateral meetings in the course of the working visit to the Republic of Finland at the occasion of the informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Competitiveness (research) in Helsinki, including bilateral talks, inter alia, with Ms. Annikka Saarikko, Minister for Science and Culture, and with Ms. Hannah Snellman, Vice-Rector of Helsinki University

9th July 2019
United Kingdom - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral meeting with Mr. Leigh Turner, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

16th July 2019
Finland - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral talk with Ms. Pirkko Hämäläinen, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland

30th July 2019
USA - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral meeting with Mr. Trevor Traina, Ambassador of the United States of America

11th to 16th September 2019
USA - Working visit of the Federal Minister Iris Rauskala, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, to New York and Boston

22nd to 24th September 2019
Switzerland - Working visit of the Federal Minister Iris Rauskala, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, to Bern and Zurich

2nd Quarter 2019

10th May, 2019
Bavaria - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with Ms. Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany

13th May, 2019
Turkey - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Mr. Ümit Yardim, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

13th May, 2019
South Tyrol - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with Mr. Philipp Achammer, Provincial Councillor for German Education, Republic of Italy

19th June, 2019
Brazil - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: bilateral meeting with Mr. Marcos Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
Signing: Agreement between the Republic of Austria and the Federative Republic of Brazil on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

23rd June, 2019
Thailand - Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: Bestowal of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class, to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand

28th June, 2019
Croatia - Director General Barbara Weitgruber on behalf of Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: Participation in the 21st Meeting of the Joint Committee of CEEPUS Ministers in Zagreb

30th June, 2019
Germany (Lindau) - Director General Barbara Weitgruber on behalf of Federal Minister Iris Rauskala: Participation in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

1st Quarter 2019

23rd January, 2019
Zambia - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with a delegation from the Republic of Zambia headed by Ms. Nkandu Luo, Minister of Higher Education

25th January, 2019
Hungary - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Mr. Andor Nagy, Ambassador of Hungary

3rd to 7th February, 2019
Israel - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: working visit as a member of the delegation of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen

8th February, 2019
Japan - Head of cabinet Markus Benesch: bilateral talk with Mr. Kiyoshi Koinuma, Ambassador of Japan

13th to 15th February, 2019
Republic of Korea - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: working visit as a member of the delegation of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
Signing: Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria 

15th to 17th February, 2019
Japan - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: working visit as a member of the delegation of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

25th February, 2019
China - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Mr. Li Xiaosi, Ambassador of the People´s Republic of China

28th February, 2019
Poland - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral talk with Ms. Anna Zalewska,
Minister of Education

4th March, 2019
Slovenia - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Ms. Ksenija Škrilec, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia

26th March, 2019
Belgium - Secretary General Martin Netzer: bilateral talk with Mr. Ghislain Jean M. D´Hoop, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium

27th March, 2019
Switzerland - Federal Minister Heinz Fassmann: bilateral meeting with Mr. Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research