Declaration on accessibility

The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research strives to make its websites accessible in accordance with the Web Accessibility Act, as amended, transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on barrier-free access to the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (Amtsblatt L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).

Feedback and contact details

The offers and services on this website are constantly being improved, exchanged and expanded. Usability and accessibility are of great concern to us.

Third-party content, such as studies or presentation materials by external research institutions, which are not within the sphere of influence of the Federal Ministry, are excluded from Directive (EU) 2016/2102. For this third-party content, no statement can be made regarding compatibility with accessibility regulations.

If you notice any barriers that prevent you from using our website, please let us know by e-mail. We will check your request and contact you as soon as possible.

Please send all messages and suggestions to us at with the subject "Reporting a barrier in the website "". Please describe the problem and provide us with the URL(s) of the affected website or document.

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Section V - Scientific Research; International Affairs

BMBWF-Team - Research Infrastructure

Enforcement procedures

In the event of unsatisfactory responses from the above contact option, you may contact the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) by means of a complaint. The FFG accepts complaints electronically via the contact form.

Contact form of the complaints office

The complaints are examined by the FFG to determine whether they relate to violations of the provisions of the Web Accessibility Act, in particular deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements, by the federal government or an institution attributable to it.

If the complaint is justified, the FFG must issue recommendations for action to the federal government or the legal entities concerned and propose measures to remedy the deficiencies at hand.

Further information on the complaints procedure