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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


National Support Services - Austria

National Agency Erasmus+ Education

Ebendorferstraße 7
1010 Wien

+43 1 534 08 0
+43 1 534 08 999
  • The organisation
  • Work programme
  • The team
  • Adult Learning in the country
  • National Stakeholders


The OeAD-GmbH is the Austrian Agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research.

As the central service point for European and international mobility and cooperation programmes in education, science and research, the OeAD supports strategic development and accompanies implementation measures. We analyse international developments and work out appropriate recommendations and measures.

Self-concept and main tasks

  • As a full service provider we take care of the conception and carrying out of the programmes.
  • We coordinate the international higher education marketing and represent the education and research location Austria worldwide.
  • We are expert partners for strategic tasks in international cooperations.

Core business

Our core business is the exchange of people of all ages and educational levels. In this we support institutional cooperations in Europe and worldwide. We accompany international activities and coordinate and support their implementation. A special focus is for example on development cooperation and on education export.

The National Agency Erasmus+ Education

The National Agency Erasmus+ Education as part of the OeAD-GmbH is responsible for implementing the Erasmus+ programme in Austria. The National Agency coordinates and supervises mobility and strategic partnerships in the fields of School Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Adult Education.

The National Agency also houses Euroguidance Austria. The centre provides information for guidance counsellors on learning opportunities, the Austrian education system and on mobility options. Also in-house is Europass Austria, the National Europass Centre for the portfolio of five documents containing Europass CV, Europass Language Passport, Europass Mobility, Europass Certificate Supplement and Europass Diploma Supplement. In addition, the ECVET contact point (European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training) is located in the National Agency.

The central administration, coordination and information office for the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Austria, as well as the ECVET contact point (European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training) is located in the National Agency.

Furthermore, as the Bologna Service Point in Austria, the OeAD-GmbH is the place to contact for information about Bologna and the European Higher Education Area. The OeA-GmbH also hosts the central administration, coordination and information office for the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Austria.

Our services

  •     inform about the possibilities the programme for lifelong learning offers
  •     support Austrian projects
  •     assist in the search for project partners
  •     link projects and relevant actors from the education sector on a national and European level
  •     document projects and their results
  •     compile data
  •     organise seminars and workshops on selected topics
  •     participate and coordinate thematic initiatives

Source: OeAD GmbH

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By implementing EPALE, the Austrian NSS, located in the National Agency Erasmus+ Education / OeAD, will support the high quality work in the field of adult education. The NSS Austria will give new impetus to foster exchange and cooperation between national and European institutions of education as well as adult learning practitioners.

The NSS Austria will consider national circumstances while implementing EPALE in Austria. Our aim is to strengthen the involvement of the Austrian adult education in European activities, to improve the provision of educational opportunities for adult learners and to network adult learning professionals across Europe.

The official information campaign of EPALE Austria starts in the spring of 2015 with a launching event and regional events, inter alia, at typical "learning sites" of adult education. The dissemination of EPALE at training events, conferences and fairs is seen as a high priority. Through effective media relations, information material and editorial articles, EPALE will be advertised in all over Austria.

In cooperation with national stakeholders of the adult education landscape, the NSS Austria will provide news, professional information, events, blog posts, relevant documents and other resources.


Koordinatorin: Carin Dániel Ramírez-Schiller

Programm Officer: Andreas Koreimann

Programm Officer: Eva Baloch-Kaloianov

Programm Officer: Laetitia Sengseis


The Austrian Education System

The website informs about the Austrian education system.

Adult Education

Adult education is the only field of education in Austria for which there are no legal provisions. Public and private providers offer a variety of complementary courses on personal as well as vocational matters.

Relevant links

Eurydice regarding Austria

European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems


Associations, initiatives and organisations

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelischer Bildungswerke in Österreich

ARGE Bildungshäuser Österreich                                                                

Berufsförderungsinstitut Österreich (bfi)                                               

Büchereiverband Österreichs (BVÖ)                                                         

Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung (bifeb)                                   

Forum Katholischer Erwachsenenbildung in Österreich                    

Geschäftsstelle Initiative Erwachsenenbildung                                    

Institut für Bildungsentwicklung Linz                                                         

Konferenz der Erwachsenenbildung Österreichs (KEBÖ)


Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut (LFI)                                                          

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politische Bildung                             

Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung (öibf)         

Österreichisches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (OIEB)                

Qualitätsrahmen für die Erwachsenenbildung in Österreich (Ö-Cert)

Verband Österreichischer Gewerkschaftlicher Bildung                     

Verband Österreichischer Volksbildungswerke                                    

Verband österreichischer Volkshochschulen (VÖV)                           

Weiterbildungsakademie Österreich (wba)                                           

WIFI Österreich (WIFI)                                                                                    

Zukunft Basisbildung – InBewegung                                                         


Federal Ministries


Bundesministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit und Konsumentenschutz

Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort

Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres


Research institutions

3s Unternehmensberatung GmbH                                                            

abif - analyse, beratung und interdisziplinäre forschung                  

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
- Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung         

Donau-Universität Krems


Department für Weiterbildungsforschung und Bildungsmanagement

ibw - Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft                             

Universität Linz-Institut für Berufs- und Erwachsenenbildungsforschung                                                                 

Universität Wien - Institut für Bildungswissenschaft                          

Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien                                                              

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz-


Instituts für Erziehungs- und Bildungswissenschaft                            

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Forschung und Entwicklung im Bildungswesen                                                                                                   

Universität Innsbruck -Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft             

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation