Partners and Sponsors

VAMED is a international company in the field of health service we are committed to providing holistic health care in all our worldwide projects. 
The company generates comprehensive services and solutions, from health tourism, prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation, to eldery care.

In addition to core competencies of planning, building, and managing complex public health care facilities, VAMED attaches particular importance to our customers and partners. By cooperation with customers, and through partners, the company has established quality standards everywhere in the world.

Founded in 1965 as a small construction machine trading company in Wals near Salzburg, ALPINE is today one of the leading construction groups in Europe. ALPINE’s know-how in all sectors of construction enables it to provide a broad spectrum of services. Independent of the size of project, ALPINE’s global project experience makes it a partner of choice.

Besides Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia ALPINE builds in more than 30 additional countries, most of which are served by its own branch offices or subsidiaries.

OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. The company’s core businesses are the segments Refining and Marketing, Exploration and Production as well as Gas and Power.

With the “Profitable Growth” strategy that was launched in 2011, OMV’s aims to be a role model for responsible and sustainable business behavior. "Resourcefulness is our concept for achieving this and for generating benefits for people and for the environment while securing long-term business success".


The Future Fund of the Republic of Austria subsidizes scientific and pedagogical projects which foster tolerance and mutual understanding. Keeping alive the memory of the victims of the Nazi regime as a reminder for future generations is one of the Fund's main targets, as well as human rights education and the strengthening of democratic values.

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs - such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.

One of the many tasks of the City of Vienna is its work in the area of migration, integration and diversity through analysing the influences and results of integration on society and the challenges of integration for politics, administration and society. This approach makes integration processes comprehensible and contributes to a more rational discussion of the topic in the media and among politicians.

The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last seven years.

The Austrian Economic Chambers represent more than 400,000 member companies. As the voice of Austrian business, we are committed to forward-looking policies which benefit the economy e.g. tax relief, cutting red tape, subsidies. The Economic Chambers are modern service providers and offer fast expert advice on topics from labour laws to customs information. Through our educational facilities – WIFI, universities of applied sciences – we contribute to improving the competitive ability of domestic companies.

The dialogue of the cultures and religions is in the interplay with the internal security of each state – not only in Austria, inside of the EU, but in the whole world. Therefore the promotion of this dialogue supports significantly the internal security. For this purpose the involvement of the states and the international communities and organisations, on the other hand the involvements of the civilian society as well as the respect for human rights are necessary.

Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) pursues its goals of reducing global poverty, ensuring peace and human security and preserving the environment in an international framework. The policies and programme parameters are agreed on with the European Union and in international committees (EU, UN, OECD, IFIs). Two policy pillars of bilateral and multilateral development cooperation are the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the Paris Declaration.

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) is a voluntary body representing the interests of the Austrian industry and currently comprises about 4,200 members. The central goal of the Federation of Austrian Industries (Industriellenvereinigung - IV) is to advocate for its members both in Austria and at a European level in a targeted and sustainable manner. The Federation's motto is "Performance and Responsibility". This reflects our efforts to promote an environment of growth, employment and prosperity in Austria and in Europe.

The Diplomatic Academy is a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business. The main training areas encompass international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages.

Wittmann is a family business that was established in Etsdorf am Kamp, Lower Austria, in 1896. It has remained there ever since - not surprisingly, since the area, with its gently rolling hills and vineyards, gives the family and their employees an ingrained sense of tradition and a feel for quality. The transition from a saddlery to a modern furniture maker was ushered in by Franz Wittmann, father of the current owner Ulrike.

Lomography started out as an analogue camera movement, followed by exhibitions, world congresses, parties, installations, collaborations, and events. New products, films, and accessories were developed, and served as the communication hub for Lomographers worldwide Today, the globally active organisation dedicated to experimental and creative visual expression, a playful combination of low-tech and hi-tech, and a cultural institution involved in commercial photographic and Design Company.

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants

Canal France International (CFI) has, for twenty four years, been an operator of French Cooperation for media groups in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Asia. As a subsidiary of France Télévisions Group, CFI receives subsidies from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so as to lead a network of partners from the media sector.

The Missouri School of Journalism continues to lead the way in educating the next generation of preeminent journalists and journalism scholars. Besides a dynamic and ever-improving array of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as cutting-edge methods of delivering instruction, the School of journalism aims at fostering and supporting research programs, collaborating with academics and journalists around the globe, creating entrepreneurial and innovative methods to forge new industry business models and conducting all these very activities in a way that embraces and honors all aspects of cultural diversity.

The first transcultural magazine for „new Austrians“ (Viennese with migration background) was first published in 2006. As the only city magazine, das biber directly reports from within the multi-ethnic community – and thus shows the exciting and fierce facets of Vienna, which were so far not present in German-speaking magazines. Das biber reflects the attitude towards life of a new generation. They comment upon social hotspots, attack grievances and tackle taboo issues.

The CAT City Airport Train offers a rapid connection between city centre and airport on a par with international standards. In only 16 minutes, the City Airport Train brings you nonstop from the airport to the Vienna city centre and vice versa – without stress and traffic jams and in an environmentally friendly way. The City Airport Train is available to you 365 days a year from early morning to late at night.