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Republic of Austria

Austria, with its well-developed market economy and high standard of living, is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany's. Its economy features a large service sector, a sound industrial sector, and a small, but highly developed agricultural sector.

Austria will need to continue restructuring, emphasizing knowledge-based sectors of the economy, and encouraging greater labor flexibility and greater labor participation to offset its aging population and exceedingly low fertility rate.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Austria

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Austria.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated or even false.  No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.

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Prevention Of Homelessness In Austria

Questionaire Prevention BAWO AT, 12.07.2004

www.docstoc.com/docs/68204092/Prevention-AUSTRIA

[accessed 25 December 2014]

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[accessed 21 November 2016]

Homeless persons face a strong social stigma in Austria. To label a person as homeless means to socially exclude him / her.  Homeless people often did not turn to homeless services for fear to be labeled as homeless by doing so. This particularly is true for young persons and women.

 

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UNICEF - Austria

www.unicef.org/infobycountry/austria.html

[accessed 1 April 2011]

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61636.htm

[accessed 20 January 2011]

CHILDREN - Nine years of education is mandatory for all children beginning at age six. The government also provided free education through secondary school and subsidized technical, vocational, or university education. According to the Ministry of Education, 99.8 percent children between the ages of 6 and 15 attended school. The government provided comprehensive medical care for children.

State Report, Alternative Ngo Report, & CRC Concluding Observations [DOC]

38th Session, Austria, Jan 2005

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 1 April 2011]

OVERVIEW OF STREET CHILDREN ISSUES

     State Report - There is no mention of street children at all in the state report.

     Committee Concluding Observations - No mention of street children

Don Bosco Youth - Jugend Eine Welt (J1W) (Austria)

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The Youth Center is situated in a disadvantaged area of Graz.  Many young people there don’t have many possibilities.  The youth center provides space to meet and offers training and group activities as well as leisure programs.

ISHR Austria - Annual Report 2001/2002

International Service for Human Rights ISHR Austria

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 1 April 2011]

The orphanage in Reußdörfchen now looks after street children from Bucharest.  Although the work with these children is extremely difficult, the stay in the village has a positive effect on some children, which leads to the hope that despite the unfavorable circumstances a successful integration into society will be possible one day.

Access To Homeless Shelters For Undocumented Migrants In Austria

www.picum.org/HOUSING/Housing_sheltersA.htm

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VULNERABLE GROUPS - Exceptions are made for undocumented minors in youth emergency shelters. The regional youth authority is responsible for taking care of all minors in Austria, including those with no legal status in the country. However, not all local authorities take their legal responsibilities seriously and don’t house all undocumented minors in their region.

Prevention Of Homelessness In Austria

Questionaire Prevention BAWO AT, 12.07.2004

www.docstoc.com/docs/68204092/Prevention-AUSTRIA

[accessed 25 December 2014]

Click [here] to access the article.  Its URL is not displayed because of its length

[accessed 21 November 2016]

Homeless persons face a strong social stigma in Austria. To label a person as homeless means to socially exclude him / her.  Homeless people often did not turn to homeless services for fear to be labeled as homeless by doing so. This particularly is true for young persons and women.

Government Directive on Asylum Sparks Row in Austria

Veysel Oezcan, Humboldt University Berlin, December 2002

www.migrationinformation.org/Feature/display.cfm?ID=74

[accessed 1 April 2011]

Minister of the Interior Ernst Strasser issued the directive, which took effect on October 1, excluding asylum seekers from certain countries from the federal care program that previously provided accommodation, food assistance, and health insurance.

HOMELESS96 - Youth homelessness in Austria

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences - ICCR

www.iccr-international.org/projects/homeless96/

[accessed 1 April 2011]

Usually a combination of factors puts young people at risk to become homelessness. Dysfunctional families, educational deficits and lack of financial and social resources, which consequently influence an adverse housing situation, are among the leading risk factors. Individual indicators such as addiction, criminal records or adjustment problems are closely related. Foreign youth have been clearly identified as a risk group.

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