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Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration

  Austria

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 programmes,
  • 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 “sub-national activities”.

 

This is co-chaired by the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of  Sustainability and Tourism.

 

This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 09 April 2018

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