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Agencies of the Austrian Federal Chancellery

The following agencies, inter alia, come under the remit of the Austrian Federal Chancellery:

Federal Administrative Court (BVwG)

The Federal Administrative Court is the central contact point throughout Austria for appeals against decisions of the authorities in matters concerning direct federal administration – with the exception of financial law (where the Federal Finance Court is competent). 

Contact

Bundesverwaltungsgericht
Erdbergstraße 192-196
1030 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 60 149-0
Fax: +43 1 531 09-53 357 or 153 364

Email: einlaufstelle@bvwg.gv.at
Website: www.bvwg.gv.at

Austrian State Archives – Österreichisches Staatsarchiv

The Austrian State Archives are among the most important "historical memory storage facilities" in Europe. The State Archives safeguard highly valuable cultural assets and store documents produced by central administrations, ensuring transparency and an understanding of past events. Both functions are essential elements of a democratic society.

Contact

Österreichische Staatsarchiv
Nottendorfer Gasse 2
1030 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 795 40-504

Website: www.oesta.gv.at

Federal Monuments Authority Austria – Bundesdenkmalamt

The Federal Monuments Authority is responsible for protecting, maintaining and conducting research into historic buildings and monuments throughout Austria.

Contact

Bundesdenkmalamt
Hofburg, Säulenstiege
1010 Vienna, Austria 

Phone: +43 1 53 415-0
Fax: +43 1 53 415-252

Email: Contact@bda.at
Website: www.bda.at

Vienna Court Music Chapel – Wiener Hofmusikkapelle

The Vienna Hofburg Chapel has been reporting directly to the Federal Chancellery as a subordinate agency since 1 March 2014.

Contact

Wiener Hofmusikkapelle 
an der Hofburgkapelle
Hofburg-Schweizerhof
1010 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 533 99 27
Fax: +43 1 533 99 27-75

Email: office@hofmusikkapelle.gv.at
Website: www.hofmusikkapelle.gv.at

Ombud for Equal Treatment – Anwaltschaft für Gleichbehandlung (GAW)

The mission of the Ombud for Equal Treatment is to implement the right to equal treatment and equality and to offer protection against discrimination.

Contact

Gleichbehandlungsanwaltschaft
Taubstummengasse 11
1040 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 532 02 44
Fax: +43 1 532 02 46

Email: gaw@bka.gv.at
Website: www.gleichbehandlungsanwaltschaft.at

Austrian Data Protection Authority – Datenschutzbehörde

The Austrian Data Protection Authority is responsible for compliance with the provisions of the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG).

The Data Protection Authority replaced the Data Protection Commission on 1 January 2014. The reorganisation of data protection supervision in Austria is regulated by DSG amendment 2014, Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) I No. 83/2013.

Contact

Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde
Hohenstaufengasse 3
1010 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 531 15-202 525
Fax: +43 1 531 15-202 690

Email: dsb@dsb.gv.at
Website: www.dsb.gv.at

Austrian Communications Authority – Kommunikationsbehörde Austria ("KommAustria")

Under the KommAustria Act (KOG), the Austrian Communications Authority is responsible in the first instance for the administrative management and provision of regulatory tasks in the field of electronic audio media and electronic audiovisual media, including supervision of the national broadcasting corporation ORF and its subsidiaries (cf. Section 2ff of the KOG). It also administers funding for the media pursuant to the Press Subsidy Act (PresseFG), Journalism Subsidy Act (PubFG) and in accordance with Section 33 of the KOG (Fund for the promotion of self-monitoring of commercial communication). KommAustria consists of five members.

Contact

Kommunikationsbehörde Austria
Mariahilfer Straße 77-79
1060 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 580 58-0
Fax: +43 1 580 58-9191

Email: rtr@rtr.at
Website: www.rtr.at

Permanent Delegation of Austria to the OECD – Ständige Vertretung bei der OECD in Paris

Austria is represented by staff of the Permanent Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The Permanent Delegation of Austria to the OECD is a sovereign delegation abroad whose mission is to promote Austrian interests in OECD committees.

The specific responsibilities of the Permanent Delegation include active participation in OECD council and committee meetings, reporting to Vienna, Austria, and – in cooperation with the Federal Chancellery – coordination and organisation of the OECD ministerial meetings.

Contact

Ständige Vertretung Österreichs bei der OECD
3, rue Albéric Magnard
F-75116 Paris

Phone: +331 53 92 23 30
Fax: +331 40 50 87 05

Email: oecdpost@bka.gv.at
Website: www.federal-chancellery.gv.at/oecd 

The Team at the Permanent Delegation to the OECD (in German)

Permanent Delegation of Austria to the EU in Bruxelles – Ständige Vertretung Österreichs bei der EU in Brüssel

Austria has had a Permanent Delegation to the EU – Austria's "EU embassy", so to speak – since it joined the European Union in 1995. The Permanent Delegation represents the Federal Government in dealings with EU Member States and institutions. The Permanent Delegation of Austria is composed of EU experts from all Austrian federal ministries, the Länder liaison body, and representatives of the social partners, the Federation of Austrian Industries, the National Bank of Austria, the Association of Austrian Municipalities and the Association of Austrian Cities and Towns.

The staff represent Austria's position in European Union negotiations. They inform the Austrian Federal Government of the latest negotiation results in a wide range of areas through written reports and analyses that are usually produced immediately after the daily meetings.

Staff in the Federal Chancellery department

Doris Wolfslehner
Head of department
European Council, Europa 2020, personnel matters in the institutions, "Europe at your school" initiative, statute, civil service, Roma people
Phone: +32 2 2345-197

Dieter Frizberg
Deputy head of department
Mertens (coordination of Permanent Representatives Committee I)
Phone: +32 2 2345-227

Heidemarie Meissnitzer
Arts and culture, film and media matters, regional and urban policy, macro-regional strategies, outermost regions
Phone: +32 2 2345-251

Ludmila Georgieva
Audiovisual matters, cybersecurity, data protection, digital matters (DSM coordination, eGovernment, eLaw, information society, information security), procurement, statistics
Phone: +32 2 2345-226

Elisabeth Köllich-Pfingstgraef
Administration
"Europe at your school" initiative, job advertisements in the EU institutions, Erasmus for Public Administration programme, NEPT (National Experts in Professional Training programme)
Phone: +32 2 2345-195

Federal museums

The Federal Museums are attached to the Federal Chancellery as outsourced organisations.

Beyond the museums’ traditional role of collecting, preserving and indexing objects, the Federal Museums have adopted a broader definition of the museum that covers all aspects of contemporary society. This increases awareness of the fact that museums are important sites of non-university research and educational venues for schools and the education sector as a whole.

With their extensive programmes of events, including special exhibitions, small scientific shows and guided tours that take visitors behind the scenes at the museum, and provision of support for young Austrian artists as well as artists from the former Eastern bloc, the federal museums are successfully living up to this new definition of the museum.

Further information

Federal Museums (in German)

Federal Theatres

Following the adoption of the Federal Act on the Reorganisation of the Federal Theatres (Federal Theatres Organisation Act, BThOG), which was passed by the Austrian National Council in July 1998, the theatre companies that had previously been united in the Austrian Federal Theatre Association became legally independent within a holding structure.

The Federal Theatres are attached to the Federal Chancellery as outsourced organisations.

Further information

Federal Theatres (in German)

Austrian National Library – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) 

The Austrian National Library (ÖNB) is the intellectual centre of Austrian identity and a repository of world heritage. Its primary task is to collect and index all literature produced and published in Austria in addition to literature published abroad that is related to Austria. 

The Austrian National Library is attached to the Federal Chancellery as an outsourced organisation.

Contact

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Josefsplatz 1
Postfach 25
1015 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 1 534 10
Fax: +43 1 534 10-280

Email: onb@onb.ac.at
Website: www.onb.ac.at

Statistics Austria – Statistik Austria

Statistics Austria is an information centre set up to serve citizens, companies, scientists, policy-makers, administrators and international institutions, in particular the EU. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive and objective picture of Austria's economy and society.

Statistics Austria is attached to the Federal Chancellery as an outsourced organisation.

Contact

Statistik Austria
Guglgasse 13, 1110 Vienna, Austria 

Phone: +43 1 71128-7070 
Fax: +43 1 715 68 28 

Email: info@statistik.gv.at 
Website: www.statistik.at

Wiener Zeitung

Founded in 1703, the Wiener Zeitung is the world's oldest daily newspaper.

The Republic of Austria is the owner and sole shareholder of the Wiener Zeitung.

Wiener Zeitung GmbH
Media Quarter Marx 3.3
Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1

1030 Vienna, Austria 

Phone: +43 (0)1 206 99-0
Fax: +43 (0)1 206 99-100

Website: www.wienerzeitung.at