Zentrum polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools

this website is mainly in german: Politik Lernen in der Schule

Linked on our blogs with Teaching material on trafficking in human beings.

  • polis works under contract to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (Department for citizenship, environmental and consumer education).
  • The project administrator is the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights* – Research Association (in german). (See right colum of each english page).

english Homepage;
Basic principles; Skills-oriented teaching; www.politik-lernen.at; for teachers; Action Days; Workshops for: classes, teachers; Education for Sustainable Development; Contact teachers; Left column: all links for the web-pages in german; Right column; Address: Zentrum polis, Helferstorferstraße 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria;

Text right column on the english Homepage: … polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools is the central education service institution for citizenship education in schools. 

The centre helps teachers to bring citizenship and human rights education into the classroom, serves as an information platform and advisory centre, develops new materials for the classroom on a regular basis, plays a part in the European and Austrian discussions on citizenship education, has an influential role in teacher training and organizes events for students.

With the activities on offer polis supports skills-oriented teaching, the aim of which is a political awareness which the student has reached through careful deliberation. In this respect it is not primarily a question of the acquisition of the broadest possible range of knowledge, but of learning activities which enable the student to learn about, think about and deal with political themes. The activities are therefore linked to the lives and experiences of the students themselves.

* Link: – see the

with the pages Projects; Education and Training; Publications.

(… which itself is an Institute of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft).

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