The Austrian Red Cross (AutRC), founded in 1880, is a private independent non-profit organisation. It is guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and it implements its humanitarian activities with the help of volunteers and employees. Through its activities, the AutRC aims to help the most vulnerable in society, both at national as well as at international level. AutRC is active in the field of ambulance service, health and social services, blood programmes, disaster relief, tracing services, education and training, humanitarian law, youth and first aid.
The Austrian Red Cross has been working for a long time in the Western Balkan regions and has long-standing experience and good cooperation with Red Cross National Societies in the field of home care and social inclusion as well as disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction. Since 2010, the AutRC has been supporting the Macedonian Red Cross and the Red Cross of Montenegro in developing home-based services for older people focusing on quality assurance in service provision, advocacy and networking to enable efficient and sustainable partnership building and educational initiatives for further awareness-raising among the wider public. Read more about the activities of the Austrian RC in the annual report.
The AutRC was also the coordinator of the network project “South East European Forum on Climate Change Adaptation”, including Civil Society Organization (CSO) networks in Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia which aimed to raise awareness about the humanitarian consequences of climate change in the SEE region.
Within the TASIOP project, the AutRC is project partner and will provide general support regarding the implementation and development of the project and specifically provide technical support on grant management. The AutRC will also coordinate and carry out the midterm-evaluation of the project. Furthermore a training on EU proposal writing will be conducted for CSO network members
Austrian Red Cross, International Cooperation
Wiedner Hauptstraße 32, 1040 Vienna
Tel.: +43/1/589 00-709