The Austrian Institute was officially opened in Sarajevo yesterday. It is one more proof of the close relationship between the two countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Republic of Austria.
The Austrian Institute Sarajevo, as one of the nine in the world, is a branch of the Austrian Institute founded by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997, with the aim of informing other countries about cultural heritage, current events and the development of cultural life in Austria. Special attention is paid to German language courses, which are adapted to age and needs of attendees, with special reflection on Austrian variant of the standard German language.
Official opening of the Austrian Institute was an opportunity for the opening of the exhibition Homeland of Great Daughters, which is based on biography of famous Austrian women over the past 200 years, women who marked and enriched their country with their talent, the power of will, and their lively spirit.
In addition to many representatives of the diplomatic core, cultural and political workers, the opening was attended by the leading personality of the Austrian foreign policy in the field of culture, Director General of the Section for Culture of the Federal Ministry for Europe, integration and foreign affairs, Ambassador Dr. Teresa Indjein, Austrian Ambassador in BiH Martin Pammer, Director General of the Network of Austrian Institutes with headquarters in Vienna Dr. Katarina Korner, and the Director of the Austrian Institute Sarajevo Mrs. Maida Bećarević.
Premises of the Austrian Institute are located in the building of the Chamber of Commerce of the Sarajevo Canton.