Dialogue of Cultures

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Contributing to global trust-building and peaceful co-existence through intercultural and interreligious dialogue initiatives marks one of three central goals of Austrian foreign cultural policy which defines the necessity for intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

 Intercultural Achievement Award

Cultural Fora


The network of Austrian Cultural Fora abroad organizes cultural and scientific projects and acts as a service point for austrian creative artitsts as well as scientists.

Austrian Cultural Fora

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The radio programme "Forum Auslandskultur" (in German!) on Radio Klassik. Stephansdom (107,3 FM and as Livestream) presents the work of the Austrian Cultural Forums abroad. On Sunday, 15th November 2015 from 3 to 4 pm you can learn about the activities of the ACF Mexico. On Wednesday, 18th November 2015 from 9 to 10 pm this programme will be rebroadcast.

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Multilateral Affairs

The Multilateral International Cultural Policy focuses on cultural affairs in the context of international organisations like  UNESCO, EU or Council of Europe.

Multilateral International Cultural Policy

EUNIC - European Union National Institutes for Culture


Besides the yearbook of the Austrian International Cultural Policy the ministry also publishes several brochures on particular key issues. All of these publications though are only available in German and can be downloaded, or in some cases, ordered as hard copy on the German version of this page.
Should you wish to enquire about possible publications available in English, please send us an Email!

Cooperations, Funding Programmes and Sponsoring

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This cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Academy of Austrian Films was initiated in 2012 and proved itself very successful. Through the Ministry's network abroad outstanding short movies are presented worldwide as part of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2015". With great success and gratifying resonance as shown in the "Review of 2014". And this were the films of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2014".

The New Austrian Sound of Music
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The supporting program of the Ministry, which was launched in 2002, aims at presenting the Austrian musical creativity to young musicians as lively, modern and cultural diverse. Information on the selected soloists and ensembles can be found in the NASOM Catalogue 2014/2015 as well as in the NASOM Catalogue 2016/2017.


Cooperation in scientific research and technological development makes an important contribution to enhancing good relations between nations.

Scientific and technical cooperation
The strongest identification of a cultural area still occurs through language. The Austrian international cultural policy must therefore not disregard this aspect.

 Education and Language