Side Partners

SMART Academy was established in the Austrian capital, Vienna on June 29, 2016 as a non-profit organization. The objectives of the association are cascaded from the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU strategies and Vienna strategy 2050. The prime focus is training, development and support of new arrivals (refugees, asylum seekers, migrants) in Austria to optimize their integration in the society and understand the European Values. Secondary focus is to promote the culture of excellence, creativity, and scientific research. The operation of SMART Academy comprises three levels: 1. Education, Development and Training of the SMART Academy members 2. Stakeholders Relation Management 3. Scientific research conducted by PhD. and Masters holders of SMART Academy.
The organization is proud to have an ongoing cooperation together with AEGEE-Wien, regarding integration of asylum seekers and migrants.


Verein zur Völkerverständigung


Verein zur Förderung der Völkerverständigung is a partner organization of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and Organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of UNITED NATIONS. The organization’s activities are national andglobal. The organization includes high-level experts in the fields of economy, ecology, society/social issues and crime prevention.

The organizationworks with Governments and civil society to build on the momentum generated by Millennium Development Goals 3, 7, 8 and Sustainability.

The organization has been a member of the following NGO committees that support the work of the United Nations Office at Vienna: the NGO Committee on Ageing; the NGO Committee on the Status of Women; the NGO Committee on Peace; the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs; and the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

It participated in the Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice that maintains relations with UNODC on the United Nations System. The organization has presented reports, statements, comments and expertise at seven United Nations committees on the subjects of ageing, peace, equality and empowerment for women, crime prevention and criminal justice, drugs and sustainable development