The Bildungszentrum is situated in a small city in a rural and mountainous area of the Land Salzburg, 75 km far from the capital Salzburg. The Bildungszentrum comprises 3 areas: the education centre, the public library and the Volkshochschule.
The Bildungszentrum is the umbrella institution covering all activities. It also seeks to develop and initiate projects relating to current issues and educational wishes. Such projects may also be targeted towards people who have thus far not been supported. In addition, conferences and exhibitions offer ways of presenting current social and political topics to the wider public.
The public library is a source of media that is available to take out on loan. The library aims to cover as wide a range of interests as possible to match the broad diversity of reading material that may appeal to the general public. Library items are displayed in a suitable way to promote and inspire interest in reading, especially in the case of material for children and teenagers.
The Volkshochschule offers courses and educational sessions that impart knowledge appropriate to the interests of participants. Topics relevant to the present are addressed as well as endeavouring to address any wishes arising from feedback forms or personal feedback. The Volkshochschule aims to cater to the educational interests as much as possible.
The Bildungszentrum was founded in Autumn 1993 when the first Volkshochschule courses took place. The public library opened in 1994 and since then the institution has continued to develop. Courses now take place not only throughout the day but also at weekends, the library stock has increased substantially, and the Bildungszentrum has become a developer of a new range of educational material and formats.
Working in the world of education requires constant development and change to match the wishes of the public and the demands of society, and it is this that keeps us busy on a daily basis.
For further information please have a look at our homepage: www.bz-saalfelden.salzburg.at/Bildungszentrum