Advisory Board on Integration

In parallel to the Expert Council for Integration, an Advisory Board on Integration was established in October 2010, essentially along the lines of the NAP Steering Group; thus representatives of Federation, Federal Provinces, Associations of Local Authorities and Cities, the Social Partners and the Federal of Industry, as well as NGOs are delegated.

The Advisory Board on Integration shall above all facilitate networking, cooperation and coordination of all stakeholders during implementation of the NAP, combining their competencies and sharing their know-how, and provide a forum for discussing the findings of the Expert Council.

The Advisory Board on Integration is chaired by Franz Wolf, General Manager of the Austrian Integration Fund. The Advisory Board shall convene twice a year at the Ministry for Europe, Integration and International Affairs.

The following institutions are represented in the Advisory Board on Integration:

Federal Chancellery
Federal Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and International Affairs
Federal Ministry of Finance
Federal Minister in the Federal Chancellery for Media, Civil Servants, Art and Culture
Federal Ministry of Health
Federal Ministry of Home Affairs
Federal Ministry of Justice
Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports
Federal Ministry of Education and Women
Federal Ministry of Family and Youth
Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Provincial Government Burgenland
Provincial Government Carinthia
Provincial Government Lower Austria
Provincial Government Upper Austria
Provincial Government Salzburg
Provincial Government Styria
Provincial Government Tyrol
Provincial Government Vorarlberg
Provincial Government Vienna
Association of Austrian Local Authorities
Association of Austrian Cities
Austrian Chamber of Labour
Federation of Industry
Austrian Chamber of Agriculture
Austrian Federation of Trade Unions
Austrian Chamber of Economy
Caritas Austria
Evangelical Deaconate
Austrian Relief Agency
Austrian Red Cross
Volkshilfe Austria