Federalism

Federalism is a governance system of self-rule and shared rule. It is a state order, which divides and shares power and authority among the national and the regional units. In a federation, the national government (e.g. Austria/Bund) and the member states (e.g. the Austrian Bundesländer) fulfill certain tasks independently from each other and certain tasks together. In federalism, the member states keep a degree of statehood, but are united in an overarching entity, the federation.

Why Federalism?

Bild von Greta Lukasser, Student
Because politics and authorities in their own federal state are closer to the needs of the people

Greta Lukasser, Student

Bild von Werner Preindl, Payroll accountant
Because Vienna and Brussels are too far away to see all the details for some decisions.

Werner Preindl, Payroll accountant

Bild von Friedrich Schneider, em. University Professor of Economics, Linz
Because modern federalism gives the states and municipalities revenue and expenditure sovereignty in their areas of responsibility. A reform step that would be urgently needed for Austria.

Friedrich Schneider, em. University Professor of Economics, Linz

Bild von Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Univ. Prof. Dr. med. univ., Direktorin der Sektion für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Fachärztin für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie
Because in the COVID-19-crisis, it is particularly important to be able to implement prevention measures that are precisely tailored to the respective region

Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Univ. Prof. Dr. med. univ., Direktorin der Sektion für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Fachärztin für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

Bild von Sophia Steinlechner, Kindergarten teacher
Because there must be offerings in elementary education that are tailored to local needs.

Sophia Steinlechner, Kindergarten teacher

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