Other useful resources
The imparting of financial knowledge, in particular in relation to risk and yield associated with investments is a core part of the Financial Cockpit.
For many years it has been a particular priority of the OeNB to impart financial knowledge and to promote understanding of economic relationships. The OeNB has made a broad range of educational materials for various target audiences (e.g. school pupils, teachers, the general public) for this purpose. All these measures are now offered on a single platform through the website www.eurologisch.at, presented clearly thanks to a detailed search function. The website contains teaching materials, information about competitions, workshops and the Euro-Bus.
The website of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection contains information about the various facets of consumer protection and is intended in particular to provide support for the education of consumers in schools as well as financial literacy. The website contains general information about money, as well as teaching materials and brochures for parents.
The brochure database of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK) contains a comprehensive and up-to-date array of information covering social issues, in particular those relating to consumer protection.
The Arbeiterkammer has comprehensive information, both on its website and in its brochures, in particular in relation to the topics of loans, savings, and investing, as well as generally about consumer protection. In addition the Arbeiterkammer also has useful applications for comparing banking services as well as a household budget calculator.
The Verein für Konsumenteninformation (Association for Consumer Information is a non-profit organisation based in Vienna. It represents the interests of consumers, helps strengthen their position and informs them about their rights and obligations.
Information about consumer credit can be found, for example on the European Commission website.
ASB Schuldnerberatungen GmbH, the umbrella organisation for government accredited debt counselling services coordinated the establishment of a budget counselling service (Budgetberatung) in Austria as part of a project promoted by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection in 2012-2013.
The aims of budget counselling:
- To improve managing of money in relation to private financial issues
- To provide support in planning household budgets
- To prevent indebtedness by means of balanced budgets and increasing potential for saving