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Civic education and education for sustainable development

Within the framework of the Austrian Youth Strategy, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research is implementing the following Youth Goal:

Youth Goal

Contribute to the political engagement of youth and young adults through civic education and education for sustainable development in the classroom.

The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research is to create the appropriate foundations for the acquisition of the relevant competences so that young people have individual, political, factual and methodological skills, as well as the capacity to form judgements and act in relation to local, regional, national, European, international and global  political issues, and to develop the necessary repertoire of competences. These include skills and capacities for political participation as well as involvement in the strengthening and further development of democracy and human rights. They also include participation in decisions regarding environmental policy and sustainability and empowerment to actively take up opportunities for participation.

A reality check has been carried out. This Youth Goal contributes to the following European Youth Goals:

  • #1 Connecting EU with Youth
  • #9 Space and Participation for All
  • #10 Sustainable Green Europe

Further information

Measures to implement the Youth Goal

A description of the initial measures will be announced in autumn 2021.

Contact details

Manfred Wirtitsch
Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Minoritenplatz 5
1010 Vienna
manfred.wirtitsch@bmbwf.gv.at