1. General Information:
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. It is situated on the banks of the river Donau and not far from the Austrian national borders with Slovakia in the East and the Czech Republic in the North.
Historically, through its role as imperial capital and residence of the Austrian Empire from 1804, Vienna became a cultural and political centre of Europe. This history still characterises the city’s architecture, with its famous Ringstrasse with many Gründerzeit, but also baroque and art nouveau buildings.
As an international congress and conference venue, Vienna is today the seat of more than 30 international organisations,including the oil cartel OPEC, the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA and the OSCE, making it one of the world’s major cities. The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) accommodates in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) one of the four official seats of the UN, popularly known as UN City. It also is home to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
As a human rights city, Vienna guarantees a high standard of human rights to which it is highly committed. Vienna aims to guarantee fundamental rights on a long-term basis, identify needs for action, and make the city an international role model for human rights.
Population: 1.900.000 inhabitants
2. The city in our network:
The city and Efus:
Member since: 2005
Member of the Executive Committee since 2012
- Democracy, Cities and Drugs Projects 1 & 2 (2005 – 2011)
- Host of the Democracy, Cities and Drugs Conference 2011
- Host of the European Seminar “Preventing Discriminatory Violence at the Local Level” 2017
- Security, Democracy and Cities Conference 2017, Barcelona