The BRZ is the ICT service provider for the Austria administration. The administration is made up of the Federal Ministries and the Chancellery, subordinate agencies, governing bodies and other outsourced legal support, such as the job service, universities and the Federal Accounting Agency.
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- Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
- Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and International Affairs
- Federal Ministry of Finance
- Federal Ministry of Health
- Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs
- Federal Ministry of Justice
- Federal Ministry of National Defence and Sport
- Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
- Federal Ministry of Education and Women
- Federal Ministry for Youth and Families
- Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
- Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
The Chancellery’s office is responsible for coordinating government policies and the publication of information for the Federal Government and the constitution. The Chancellery’s duty is also to represent the Republic of Austria in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Administrative Court and the International Courts. Furthermore, the Chancellery also deals with special matters such as women’s issues and gender equality within the civil service and media affairs, with the exception of judicial media law and minority affairs.
The functions of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK) include social policy, social security, consumer protection, labour law, labour protection and labour market policy. The BMASK is also the supreme authority for labour migration.
The Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and International Affairs is the first point of contact for migration issues. Short stay visa applications are handled by representative government agencies abroad. Regarding long–term stay applications, the representative agencies function as advisors whilst forwarding the application to the relevant agencies in Austria for the final decision.
Traditionally, the main duties of the Ministry of Finance (BMF) include the budget and tax policies, as well as issues concerning economic and structural policies, customs information and communication technology.
The main focus of the Federal Ministry of Health is to secure the health of the Austrian population. The central objective of the health policy is to preserve, promote and restore the health of the people in Austria. The health policy includes the promotion of medical and technological advances, as well as guaranteeing a local medical supply within all regions.
The Federal Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for matters such as immigration. Amongst other tasks, the ministry acts as an appeal authority for settlement and residence concerns.
The function of the Federal Ministry of Justice is to prepare legislation for civil and criminal law, ensure the independence of the judiciary and to guarantee cooperation at international level.
The ‘Bundesheer’ - Austrian armed forces’ areas of operation are diverse. The forces’ responsibilities range from military defence, natural disaster relief, the protection of residents, to support in other countries.
Preserving a healthy environment and sustainable agriculture, forestry and water resources are the main concerns of the Federal Ministry of Environment. In addition, waste management, wine laws, and animal protection are part of the ministry’s areas of responsibility.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Women carries responsibility for the entrie school system - from elementary school to graduation, as well as the teacher training colleges. Adult Education and all other institutions that focus on lifelong learning are also included. The Woman devision is in charge of enforcing equality for women, so they can lead a self-determinded life. Other priorities include the protection from violene, ensuring a strong network of counseling services for women and girls as well as the provision of legal support for people who are affected by discrimination.
The Ministry’s responsibility includes general matters of family policy, comprising the coordination of family policy and family support. Additional competencies lie in General Affairs, in the coordination of youth policy, in the promotion of institutions and events of extracurricular education.
The aim is to sustainably develop and improve Austria and the quality of life for Austria’s citizens. The Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) provides the requirements and parameters for a fair coordination of interests within society, in the areas of communication, mobility and developing innovation and technology. The optimisation of the infrastructure: rail, road, water, air and telecommunication, as well as their technical and operational safety, is of top priority for the BMVIT.
The Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy creates the best circumstances and general conditions for universities, research institutions and companies. On an international level the BMWFW represents Austria's interests as a location for science, research and business. One main goal is to support structural change through accelerating research, technology and innovation.