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OECD Guidelines

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive instrument for promoting responsible business conduct in international business. National Contact Points provide a mediation and conciliation platform. In the case of the Xayaburi hydropower project in Lao PDR an agreement between Finance & Trade Watch Austria et al. and ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH was reached after mediation by the Austrian NCP.

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National strategy Austria

The „National strategy on the social dimension of higher education“ formulates three target dimensions, nine action lines and a list of measures to be implemented for achieving more inclusive access to and wider participation in higher education.

New Application System

The Austrian ENIC NARIC (Recognition Information Centre) is the official contact point for all kinds of questions concerning international recognition in the field of higher education.

EU: Austria’s Presidency of the Council 2018

Austria will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. It will be the third time for Austria holding the Presidency (after 1998 and 2006). While holding the Presidency, a project of the entire Austrian government, Austria is expected to accelerate legislative and political decisions. The various tasks of the chair are ambitious. The EU Presidency is a project of the entire Austrian government.