The Directorate General Enterprise perceives it as its primary task to establish a business-friendly environment and create a framework that favours structural improvement, development and growth among companies, promotes innovation and new technologies, assists start-ups and ensures unrestricted access to the market. Ensuring corporate competitiveness as well as securing and creating jobs certainly are among those issues that are foremost in our minds today. It is, in particular, the small and medium-sized enterprises that have an enormous potential for coping with the challenges that lie ahead.

In today’s globalizing world, the mobility of professionals and companies is of high value. For many occupations and professions recognition of qualification is required. Here you find more information on the areas where the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is responsible for the recognition of qualifications:

In addition, please notice the procedure for

  • 99,6 % of Austria’s enterprises are SMEs
  • ≈60 % of the working population is employed by SMEs
  • ≈60 % of the Gross Value Added is generated by SMEs



Last Modified: 08.02.2018 12:09