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Integration Agreement Austria

The IIF integration centres in Vienna, Upper Austria, Tyrol, Styria, Carinthia, Salzburg, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Burgenland offer services throughout Austria. You can repeat the integration exam of the SDS until it exists. With the revision of the Integration Act in June 2019, integration obligations have been aligned with the Basic Law on Social Assistance in the sense of a coordinated federal system. The new laws aim to encourage immigrants to learn German faster and better and thus enable them to participate in Austrian society. In the end, integration is achieved when an individual has sufficient knowledge of German to participate in the working life, complete training and interact with public authorities, earn a living and recognize and respect the Austrian and European legal and value systems that under the basis of the rule of law. No, the integration exams of the SDs only exist in Austria. All other SD exams can be taken in your country of origin (z.B. `SD Zertifikat A1`) which third-country nationals need as proof of German language skills before immigration. The host society is an important target group for the Austrian Integration Fund, as integration can only be achieved if migrants and the majority population contribute their own share. Since July 2018, the SD is certified by the IIF for integration testing. Integration exams are available throughout Austria. For more information on exam dates, please contact info@osd.at. No, the integration exams of the SDs remain unchanged and are recognised both for the performance of the integration contract and for the granting of Austrian citizenship.

The management of integration issues in Austria has been led since 2010 by an action plan focused on integration into the labour market and knowledge of the German language and “Austrian values”. The action plan is developed by the Ministry of the Interior in collaboration with a large number of stakeholders and implemented at different levels of governance. The integration agreement consists of two successive modules. With the issuance of certain residence permits, only compliance with Module 1 becomes mandatory. The Austrian Action Plan is mainly implemented through a mandatory integration programme called integration agreements, which includes that the national administrative authority for the Austrian Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is the Ministry of the Interior. However, the Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs is a leader in policy issues. The Austrian Integration Fund is the delegated authority for the implementation of AMIF. In addition, the Integration Act increases transparency by establishing an integration monitoring system. Austria has an advisory body for integration. The Integration Advisory Committee was established in October 2010 as part of the steering group`s follow-up on the Integration Action Plan.