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In addition to the various participatory approaches applied to ensure stakeholder group integration in the development and implementation of both the NSTRAT and the ÖSTRAT, a strategy group was established in 2002 in order to develop guidance for participation in relation to SD and to interlink the actors working in this field in Austria. The strategy group comprised 20 persons from administration, academia, consulting, NGOs, etc. They drew up practical recommendations (‘work sheets for public participation’) and discussed with stakeholder groups.  For further information go to

In July 2008, the Council of Ministers approved the new “standards of public participation” work sheets for public participation (

In July 2008, the Council of Ministers approved the new that were developed by an inter-ministerial working group that included several stakeholders (social partners and NGOs) and experts. These standards should be applied by the administration when developing programmes and policies.

The outcomes of these standards and the work of the strategy group aimed at:

For a detailed documentation of all advisory and participatory councils (for SD and/or the environment) in this country, please go to the EEAC website at and click on one of the listed institutions.


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

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