Amended Austrian Federal Ministries Act enters into force
On 1st March 2014 the amendment of the Austrian Federal Ministries Act enters into force. The Minister of Economy is now also responsible for science and research within the new Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. In addition to scientific research and parts of applied research and economic affairs, the new ministry’s responsibilities also include international mobility programmes, the European Research Area and the European Framework Programmes. The Work Programme of the Austrian Federal Government for the period 2013 - 2018 was published in December 2013. The programme focuses on 8 priority areas, three of which directly address necessary measures in the field of science and research. Details can be found in the document below.