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The Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) is the supreme authority for financial management in Austria. It is responsible for finance and federal finances, including budget and tax policy, economic and structural policy and customs.

Since May 2022, Florian Tursky has been attached to the BMF as Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Telecommunications. 

The central management of the BMF is divided into the following sections:

  • Section I – Financial Management and Services
  • Section II – Budget
  • Section III – Economic Policy, Financial Markets and Customs
  • Section IV – Tax Policy and Tax Law
  • Section V – Digitalisation and e-Government
  • Section VI – Telecommunications, Post and Mining

Section V Digitalisation and e-Government manages Austria’s digital transformation and coordinates related strategies (digitalisation strategy, artificial intelligence strategy, data strategy) and platforms/services (, the mobile app “Digitales Amt” or the business service portal USP).

It has the following purpose:

  • Strategically drive digitalisation in Austria
  • Develop e-government solutions
  • Comprehensively improve digital skills
  • Securing legal bases for digitalised administration 

Examples of measures taken by the BMF in the field of digitalisation:

Digital Action Plan Austria

In order to develop digital skills in Austria in a targeted way, the Digital Action Plan established a vision and sectoral strategies that address digital skills in different contexts, such as tourism.

Digital finance education

As a central measure under the National Financial Education Strategy, the BMF, in cooperation with the Austrian National Bank, is developing an online financial education portal. This portal is intended to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information on financial education and financial decisions in Austria.

Reference to the offers of the Federal Finance Academy

The Federal Finance Academy’s mission is to develop and offer strategic and needs-based training measures. The educational opportunities are referenced in accordance with the National Reference Framework. The Federal Finance Academy offers an average of around 1000 events on nearly 400 different topics throughout Austria.

Organisation Details

National coalition member
Organisation category
Policy maker
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined