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Committees and Advisory Boards

Civil service committees and specialist advisory committees and boards with offices in the Federal Chancellery

Disciplinary Board at the Federal Chancellery

Under the Civil Servants Employment Act of 1979, civil servants who breach their professional obligations must face the Disciplinary Board. The Board is both independent and autonomous. The Disciplinary Board makes its decisions in panels. More details can be found in the Disciplinary Board allocation of responsibilities at the Federal Chancellery (below).

More information is available in German: Disziplinarkommission beim Bundeskanzleramt.

Bioethics Commission

The Bioethics Commission was established at the Federal Chancellery in 2001. The task of the Bioethics Commission is to advise the Federal Chancellor from an ethical point of view on all social, natural scientific and legal issues arising from the scientific developments in human medicine and human biology.

Further information: Bioethics Commission.

Information Society Advisory Board (BIG)

The Information Society Advisory Board (BIG) is a forum that enables the federal ministries, industry representatives, users and providers (ISPA) to work together and exchange information on legal issues relating to digitisation and the internet.

Within BIG, a regular exchange of information and experiences is organised with regard to initiatives and measures taken both by the federal ministries in Austria and within the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

More information is available in German: Beirat für Informationsgesellschaft.

Building Culture Advisory Board

The Building Culture Advisory Board sees its role as advising the agencies represented in the Advisory Board at federal level and establishing the principle of "building culture" at all political levels. It regards itself as a dialogue forum for architecture and the building industry as well as politics and administration.

The Advisory Board's offices are located in Division II: Arts and Culture.

More information is available in German: Beirat für Baukultur.