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The AOB is an open house and welcomes all interested parties to come and visit its VA.TRIUM visitor centre.
  • Service

    The AOB is an open house and welcomes all interested parties to come and visit its VA.TRIUM visitor centre. Furthermore the AOB releases specialist publication and information.

  • Publications

    Whether it be human rights, child rights or building regulation issues - the Ombudsman Board attempts to raise socio-political awareness. To this end, the board releases specialist publications.

    Brochures

     

    Young PEOPLE and their RIGHTS

    By releasing the publication “Young PEOPLE and their RIGHTS”, the Ombudsman Board, which has been responsible for protecting and promoting human rights since July 2012, is focusing on generating awareness about human rights and socio-political issues for and with young people. The book is geared towards 15 to 16-year-old school pupils and apprentices and young people in education and in youth work. It can also be used by teachers as a useful basis and source of information when continuing to address and handle the topic of child and human rights in lessons and public administration (especially justice and the police) in everyday practice. The intention is also to address all parents in an attempt to raise awareness. The aim is for young people to be able to understand, exercise and defend their rights.

    The book presents a few typical examples from the lives of young people. The book aims to stimulate people to continue asking questions and think ahead, encourage independence and increase people’s willingness to make a meaningful difference to their lives. It should be regarded as an invitation to visit the Ombudsman Board in the “centre for human rights” in Vienna, to have a discussion and to find out about its work. All information about visiting the Ombudsman board can be found at: Visiting the AOB

     

    Teaching materials as a supplement to the book

    As a supplement to the book, Zentrum Polis provides teaching ideas and materials. The online database of the practice exchange offers teaching examples and lesson ideas on the subjects of children’s and human rights.

    Gertrude Brinek: Young PEOPLE and their RIGHTS. With a foreword by Federal President of the Republic of Austria Heinz Fischer and contributions by Manfred Nowak, Renate Winter, Stefan Schennach. A publication by the Austrian Ombudsman Board. Edition Ausblick.

    More information on the English version of the book is available at http://www.edition-ausblick.at/.

    The book is available in all bookshops and from the Edition Ausblick publishing house http://www.edition-ausblick.at/.

  • Visitor center - VA.TRIUM

    The AOB is an open house and welcomes all interested parties to come and visit its VA.TRIUM visitor centre - whether it be pupils, students, teachers or members of pensioners’ clubs.

    Human rights education: Welcome to school classes!

    Pupils throughout Austria are cordially invited to visit the AOB as the "human rights house of the Republic of Austria" with their teachers as part of their education. The AOB shares first-hand practical knowledge on citizen, human and child rights as part of political education, law subjects or history lessons.

    We also offer a tour of the AOB premises at Palais Rottal as part of the visit. Following the tour, ombudsmen and subject specialists will make themselves available to answer questions on the legal practice and on the work performed by the Ombudsman board.

    Publication for the detailed discussion of human rights topics in education

    The AOB provides each school group with the publication “Young PEOPLE and their RIGHTS” as a supporting and in-depth document addressing and handling the topic of child and human rights. The book is especially geared towards young people from the age of 15 and presents the rights of young people based on examples from their lives. As a supplement to the book, Zentrum Polis provides teaching ideas and materials. The online database of the job exchange offers teaching examples and lesson ideas on the subjects of child and human rights.

    We look forward to your visit!

    For further information, please contact: besucherzentrum@volksanwaltschaft.gv.at or 01/515 05-101

    We offer guided tours from Tuesday to Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

  • Links

    Are you searching for the contact data of the Patient Ombudsman in your province, and would you like to call the nearest Judiciary Ombudsman’s office or contact the European Ombudsman? All of the information can be found here.

     

  • Official signature

    OFFICIAL SIGNATURE - FIGURATIVE MARK
    Publication of the figurative mark in accordance with Section 19 para. 3 of the E-Government Act
    The Austrian Ombudsman Board (AOB) uses the following figurative mark for officially signed electronic documents:

    Bildmarke Volksanwaltschaft

    Figurative mark (secured)

    VERIFYING OFFICIALLY SIGNED DOCUMENTS

    The AOB offers the recipient of officially signed document print-outs the following options for submitting an authenticity verification:

    • Postal delivery to the AOB or delivery of the letter by hand to the information service of the AOB.

    The address of the AOB is:

    Austrian Ombudsman Board
    Singerstraße 17
    1015 Vienna

    • Delivery by fax to the AOB, telephone number +43 1 51505 190.
    • Delivery of the scanned document as an e-mail to the e-mail address post@volksanw.gv.at.


    The AOB will assess whether the document is a settlement and will respond to the request with the following if the examination has a positive outcome: “The document you have submitted comes from the Austrian Ombudsman Board and the content thereof remains unchanged.” along with a written settlement. If the examination has a negative outcome, the following answer is provided: “It was not possible for the Austrian Ombudsman Board to verify the document you have submitted.”