OeAD, Agentur für Bildung und Internationalisierung
The OeAD is Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation.
The OeAD has advised, supported and connected people and institutions in education, science, research and culture for 60 years with its future-oriented programmes. As an agency of the Republic of Austria the OeAD thus contributes to inclusive, equal and high-quality education. The OeAD’s fields of activity are in Austria, Europe and internationally in priority countries.
The OeAD is an interface to educational offers for all phases of life – from kindergarten and schools to higher education and science, vocational education and training, and adult education. Our most important tools are European and international exchange and transnational mobility, which we promote and operationally support at key positions. Thus, as a national agency, the OeAD is responsible, among other things, for the implementation of Erasmus+, the European Solidarity Corps in Austria and EPALE.
By implementing EPALE, the OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation, in its function as the Austrian NSS, supports the high quality work in the field of adult education. The NSS Austria gives new impetus to foster exchange and cooperation between national and European institutions of education as well as adult learning practitioners.
The NSS Austria considers national circumstances while implementing EPALE in Austria. The 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.
Since 2015, the Austrian NSS, in cooperation with national stakeholders is providing news, professional information, events, blog posts, relevant documents and other resources.