Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration
Horizontal coordination on the Federal level is fostered by the ‘Committee for a Sustainable Austria’ that consists of representatives of all Federal
Ministries, social partners and the chairs of the ‘Expert Conference of
National and Regional SD Coordinators’. Moreover, a ‘Sustainable Development
Steering Group’ was established on the national level to coordinate SD
activities among the different ministries. As of 2010 the Committee is
co-chaired by the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism. These mechanisms work as a
- means of coordination through common projects and
- political guidance and
- steering mechanism.
Horizontal coordination on the level of federal provinces is facilitated
by the Regional SD Coordinators. They assist implementation of SD within the
provincial administrations. Furthermore they share experiences and develop
joint activities among the provinces, mostly using the mechanism of the ‘Expert
Conference of National and Regional SD Coordinators’, which serves both
horizontal and vertical integration.
Some of the Austrian provinces decided to develop own SD strategies
complementary to the ÖSTRAT to enhance the process of horizontal integration
within the respective province.
Horizontal coordination on the regional and local level is encouraged
and fostered by the above-mentioned sub-group of the ‘Expert Conference of
National and Regional SD Coordinators’ on LA 21. For more details see
This is co-chaired by the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism.
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