United Through Music
The European Union Youth Orchestra
True to the motto “27 countries – one language (music)” the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) toured the United States. Fifteen talented young American musicians joined the 140 European members for concerts in Chapel Hill, NC, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, MA and Bloomington, IN.
The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
The 15th Street/Eisenhower Plaza entrance to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The museum is currently the workplace of Mr. Andreas Flaig, a 2011-2012 Gedenkdiener.
In his speech during the general meeting of the Austrian Friends of Yad Vashem in the plenary hall of the Austrian National Council in 2012, Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger emphasized once more Austria’s responsibility in dealing with its past: “To ensure that the Holocaust and the lessons it teaches us, and above all the memory of Jewish victims, remain rooted in our conscience, we must share the historic knowledge of this, but we also need to create and preserve the right set of values based on it. In this context I consider it to be particularly important to establish a connection between the teachings of the Holocaust and our society today.”
Austrian Places: The Woergl Experiment
Our correspondent Markus Reiterer continues his series on those special Austrian places with a story to tell.
It happened as dark times had just grown darker. The young Austrian Republic had emerged from the ashes and the rubble of the once mighty empire – collapsed in the killing fields of the First World War (1914 – 1918) – and it had developed a conviction that – small, truncated and seemingly insignificant as it was – it would never be able to survive.
The Fourth George C. Marshall Visit to Austria Program on Smart Cities and Urban Technologies
Sharing the EU’s goal of 80 percent carbon emission reduction by 2050, Austria has invested a lot of time, energy and other resources in projects promoting innovative urban development and new technologies to further the usage of renewable energy sources. Smart Cities are designed to improve the general quality of life and offer intelligent solutions to increase the economic viability of conurbations in industrial countries.
Austria’s Successful Rise in Woody Biomass
The Importance of Renewable Energies to Achieve Energy Independence
by Hans Kordik
The call for energy independence has been on the political agenda across the globe for many decades. While most countries share a growing energy demand, their reasons for looking to reduce energy dependency as well as their chosen strategies vary significantly.