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A warm welcome to our website!

BM Hundstorfer

"Social participation means
having the freedom
to shape your life the way you want it to be."


I would like to welcome you to the website of Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Here you can find information on all the areas in which my Ministry works. Our core areas include social policy, social insurance, long-term care and initiatives for people with disabilities, senior citizens' policy, labour market policy, employment law, health and safety and consumer protection. In addition, we provide an extensive range of service facilities.

By ratifying the UN Convention on Disability Rights, our country has committed itself to barrier-free access to information offers for the entire population. In order to achieve this goal we provide selected contents of the Ministry's website in the form of sign languages videos and easy read versions. We make continuous efforts to extend barrier-free access to information in order to ensure equal opportunities and the participation of disadvantaged persons, also in the internet.

The contents of the Federal Ministry's website are constantly updated by my staff. Here you can obtain an overview of our tasks and take advantage of our wide range of information offers. You are also very welcome to get in touch with us personally.

Your Minister of Social Affairs