Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.

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Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.
The Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C.jpg
Location Washington, D.C.
Address 3524 International Court, N.W.
Coordinates 38°56′39.12″N 77°4′7.32″W / 38.9442000°N 77.0687000°W / 38.9442000; -77.0687000Coordinates: 38°56′39.12″N 77°4′7.32″W / 38.9442000°N 77.0687000°W / 38.9442000; -77.0687000
Ambassador Dr. Wolfgang Waldner
Website http://www.austria.org

The Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C. is the primary diplomatic mission of the Republic of Austria to the United States and represent the interests of Austria and Austrian citizens in the U.S. It is located at 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, D.C., in a neighborhood primarily occupied by diplomatic missions. Its immediate neighbors are the Embassy of Slovakia, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, and the Embassy of Egypt. The chancery building houses and operates several services and offices relevant to the pursuit of its mission in the United States; they are listed below.

The Ambassador of Austria to the United States is Dr. Wolfgang Waldner, who took office in January 2016.[1]

Austria's former embassy on Massachusetts Avenue was sold to Croatia in 1993, and is now the embassy of Croatia.

Services

The chancery building is home to the ambassador's office, the consular section as well as the embassy's economic and political departments.

In addition, the following offices are located within the building:

Austrian Press & Information Service in the United States

Austrian Information
"Austrian Information"

The Austrian Press & Information Service acts as the embassy's press and public diplomacy office. Founded in 1948 as part of the Austrian Consulate General in New York City, the service moved and integrated its offices into the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1992. It publishes a quarterly zine, Austrian Information,[2] in printed and electronic format, as well as "Jewish News from Austria",[3] a translation of Austrian media reports on Jewish life in Austria, in electronic format. In addition, the Service publishes a monthly, electronic newsletter, the "Austrian Dispatch". It is responsible for the Embassy's web sites "Taste of Austria",[4] "Culture Space" [5] and "Project 175" [6] and social media accounts: Facebook,[7] Pinterest,[8] Twitter.[9][10]

Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, D.C. is one of Austria’s two cultural representation offices in the United States (the other is in New York City). It was created with the objective of serving as a focus of cultural exchange between Austrians/Europeans and Americans. It is an agency of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and is integrated into the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Its objectives are:

  • Presenting contemporary, innovative artistic and scientific achievements in a broad range of discipline;
  • Providing a platform for presentations of emerging artists who have their life and career centered in Austria;
  • Creating interfaces and promoting interaction between Austrian/European and American cultural institutions and artists;
  • Acting as a forum for dialogue and discourse on relevant issues in culture and politics;
  • Promoting and highlighting cultural and scientific contributions from or about Austria.

The Austrian Cultural Forum organizes and supports a variety of cultural events (concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, theatre, lectures, panel discussions, symposia), most of which take place in the Atrium of the Austrian Embassy. Most events at the Embassy are open to the public and free of charge.[11]

Office of Science and Technology Austria

Austrian ambassador's residence, designed by Appleton P. Clark, Jr. in 1926

The Office of Science & Technology (OSTA) at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, D.C., acts as a strategic interface in the areas of higher education, science, research, and innovation policy between Austria and North America. It provides information on S&T and higher education trends and policy in Austria, Europe, and North America with its online magazine bridges. It also promotes transatlantic cooperation through support and advice on initiating R&D cooperation between institutions in Austria and North America.It supports and connects Austrian scientists in North America through the Research and Innovation Network Austria.[12]

Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy

The commercial section of the embassy is not housed in the chancery building, but located at 818 18th Street, NW, Suite 500, in Washington, D.C., 20006. Its tasks include:

  • business development for Austrian companies vis-a-vis the International Financial Institutions
  • trade policy issues between Austria and the USA
  • public procurement, particularly in the military and homeland security sectors
  • export control issues and US sanctions' policies,
  • cooperation with interest groups, associations, and chambers in Washington, D.C.[13]

Consulates

There are two Austrian consulates-general in the United States located in New York City and Los Angeles.[14] There are also a number of honorary consulates in Anchorage, Alaska, Atlanta, Georgia, Hamilton, Bermuda, Boston, MA, Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, Ohio, Detroit, MI, Fort Myers, FL, Honolulu, HI, Houston, TX, Kansas City, MO, Las Vegas, NV, Miami, Florida, Nassau, New Orleans, LA, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Portland, OR, Richmond, VA, Spartanburg, SC, St. Louis, Missouri, Saint Paul, Minnesota, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Salt Lake City, Utah, San Francisco, CA, San Juan, PR, and Scottsdale, Arizona.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ Website of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
  2. ^ "The Current Issue - Fall 2016". AustrianInformation.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Home". JewishNews.at. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Home". tasteofaustria.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Home". culturespaces.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Project 175". project175.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Security Check Required". facebook.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Austria in USA (austriainusa)". pinterest.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Embassy of Austria (@AustriainUSA) - Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Home". austria.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Home". ACFDC.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "OSTA - Office of Science & Technology Austria Washington DC". OSTAustria.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  13. ^ Austria, Advantage. "ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Washington, D.C.- - advantageaustria.org". AdvantageAustria.org. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  14. ^ Österreich, Außenministerium der Republik. "Suche nach österreichischen Vertretungen – BMEIA, Außenministerium Österreich". bmeia.gv.at. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  15. ^ List of Austrian Honorary Consulates within the jurisdiction of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on the Embassy website

External links

  • Austrian Embassy - Washington, D.C.
  • Austrian Consulate General New York
  • Austrian Consulate General Los Angeles
  • Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, D.C.
  • Austrian Cultural Forum New York
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