Dialogue of Cultures

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

Cultural Policy - Teaser


On 1 October 2014, on the "Day of Coffee", EUNIC Austria in cooperation with the Fachverband Wien der Kaffeehäuser organises readings in traditional Viennes Cafés. For instance, Chris Pichler reads texts from Georgia and Austria at the Café Prückel.  Österreich.

Day of Coffee


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


Besides the yearbook of the Austrian International Cultural Policy the relevant department within the ministry also publishes several brochures to particular key issues. These can be downloaded, or in some cases, ordered as print versions.


Cooperations, Funding Programmes and Sponsoring

Logo Akademie des Österreichischen Films

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". With great success and gratifying resonance as shown in the "Review of 2014". And this were the films of the "Austrian Shortmovies Exhibition 2013".

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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 Brochüre 2014/2015 as well as in the NASOM Brochüre 2012/2013.


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