Highlights of Vienna's international activities

The City of Vienna's foreign policy is characterised by a large number of projects and cooperation with other cities and regions.

International Vienna

UN Secretary-General Guterres signs his name in the Golden Book of the City of Vienna

Numerous initiatives and events confirm the city's conception of itself as a meeting place of cultures and a place of international dialogue. Different events carry Vienna's image around the world.


Vienna abroad

Ernst Woller in a conversation with Reinhart Rohr, Verena Dunst and Ingo Appé

The City of Vienna wants to extend its worldwide network of political, economic and cultural relations by engaging in a large number of international activities.

With Austrian partners in different countries, such as embassies, cultural forums, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research, the Austria Libraries Abroad, and, last but not least, the Eurocomm offices in Central and Eastern Europe, the City of Vienna realises numerous projects and activities.

Networks and cooperation

Mayor Markéta Vanková and Andreas Scholz from Wiener Linien shaking hands

By taking part in many initiatives and projects, the City of Vienna strategically extends its network of political, economic and cultural relations. Cross-border cooperation and international exchange of experience are of mutual benefit to Vienna and its cooperation partners.


Development cooperation

5 women in working clothes and helmets

For many years, the City of Vienna has regarded global poverty reduction as a task to be tackled by the state and society as a whole and has contributed commitment and resources to its accomplishment.

193 UN member states have agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals to fight poverty and climate change. Vienna has also committed itself to contribute towards the achievement of the Goals.

EU urban policy

Three people holding shovels next to a newly planted tree

The City uses its role as a hub between Eastern and Western Europe and promotes dialogue with city administrations across Central Europe.


EU projects

Info booth at an event dedicated to the "Smarter Together" initiative

Many departments and institutions of the City of Vienna participate in EU projects. In the field of urban planning special emphasis is placed on suburban areas which witness growing urbanisation. Experts implement these projects which also involve other European cities and regions.


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