Public Affairs, also called the “foreign affairs” of corporations and organisations, have increasingly gained significance in Austria. As a result, the Austrian Public Affairs Association (OePAV) was founded in September 2011. Membership is open to public affairs professionals in companies, trade unions and NGOs or self-employed public affairs consultants. OePAV members work in various business fields. OePAV aims to unite key areas of public affairs – Lobbying, Government Relations, Issues ‑and Stakeholder Management and Corporate Social Responsibility.
OePAV facilitates the exchange of knowledge of the national and international level. Our goal is to strengthen the position of the public affairs business in the public.