The Austrian Strategy for SD (NSTRAT) was adopted as a document relating
to the federal level authorities by the Austrian Federal Government in April
2002. Two work programmes have been published at federal level: the 2003 work
programme presented 200 specific measures to be implemented in line with the
objectives of the strategy. The second work programme (2004) presented 80
Starting with 2006, a joint national strategy addressing both the
federal and regional levels (ÖSTRAT) had been developed by the Coordinators”.
The Council of Governors adopted this joint strategy, as well as accompanying
the first working programme in May 2009. In July 2010, the Federal Council of
Ministers re-affirmed this decision, also adopting the national SD-strategy
(ÖSTRAT), and adding new objectives within the jurisdiction of the federal
level. In 2011, both political bodies adopted a new ÖSTRAT working programme
and the interim progress report 2011ff.
ÖSTRAT is the first common SD strategy of a Federal Country addressing
both the national and regional level in Europe.
Type of SD strategy
NSDS covers all three dimensions of SD plus international issues
Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process
The NSTRAT is coordinated by the Federal
Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism together with the
Federal Chancellery. The ÖSTRAT implementation is coordinated by the “Expert
Conference of National and Regional SD Coordinators”, chaired by the Federal
Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Federal Chancellery on national level
together with representatives of Regional SD Coordinators.