Research programme "Austria 2025"
Economic conditions have dramatically changed since the financial market crisis of 2008-09, calling for a substantial adjustment of medium-term oriented economic policy. The Austrian success story of the past will be challenged in the fields of globalisation, demography, social welfare, distribution of income and ecology in a surrounding of tight fiscal leeway and a possible continuation of an environment of low economic growth.
The "Austria 2025" research programme investigates economic policy strategies in order to increase the medium-term growth path and possible options for maintaining social and environmental standards even in the case of a persistent low-growth scenario in coming years.
Austrian Economy: Drivers of competitiveness for a leading position
Education: Integrating future developments in the Austrian education system
Income and distribution: Key factors for domestic demand
Labour market: Weak growth increases demographic challenges
Social system: New risks and social innovation
Regional policy: New challenges to infrastructure and technology
Rural area: Potentials for a competitive agriculture
Environmental and energy innovations: Performance and future factors for success
Public administration: Overcoming resistance to reforms
The research programme "Austria 2025" has received funding from the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology,
the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, the Climate and Energy Fund, the
Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Hannes Androsch Foundation at the Austrian Academy
of Sciences. The Austrian Chamber of Labour, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management,
the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture and the Austrian Economic Chambers funded each a project to be included into the research