Vienna is world-renowned for its successful social participation and its high-quality public services. The continuation of the Viennese path towards social inclusion is of utmost importance in order to ensure participation of everyone. Social inclusion stands for a candid and solidary society, for peaceful cohabitation, mutual respect and acceptance. Social variety and diversity are perceived to be an opportunity. This requires an appropriate configuration of the social network – as dense as necessary and as individual as possible.

Objectives in the area Social Affairs:

  • All people in Vienna enjoy good neighbourly and safe life conditions irrespective of their background, physical and psychological condition, sexual orientation and gender identity. Vienna is a city of diversity that is expressed to the fullest in all areas of life.
  • High-quality, affordable housing and an attractivehousing environment are made accessible to the largest possible share of the population.
  • Active participation at work as well as the performed work must be adequately remunerated and ensure the coverage of all basic needs in life.
  • Women are involved in planning, decision-making and implementation processes in keeping with their share in the total population. All persons involved in these processes dispose of gender competence.

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