Organs of the National Fund

The organs of the National Fund are the Board of Trustees, the Secretary General and the Comittee.

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Organizational chart

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the supreme body of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria. Its responsibilities include establishing the guidelines and financial regulations for the payments by the Funds. It is also in charge of deciding how to invest the funds and ensuring that they are used for their designated purpose.

The members of the Board of Trustees are: 1. the President of the National Council, 2. the Federal Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, the Federal Minister of Finance and the Federal Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs (or representatives appointed by the respective ministries), 3. twelve further members voted in by the Main Committee of the National Council.

The members voted in by the Main Committee must be members of the National Council or the Federal Council, including former members of the National Council or the Federal Council, other esteemed figures of Austrian public, cultural or academic life or representatives of the victims. They are elected to the Board for the duration of one legislative period and remain in office until replacement members have been elected.

The Board of Trustees is headed by the President of the National Council. Dr. Heinz Fischer (SPÖ) held this position from the establishment of the National Fund in 1995 until the year 2002, followed by Dr. Andreas Khol (ÖVP) from December 2002 until October 2006, Mag. Barbara Prammer (SPÖ) from October 2006 until August 2014, Doris Bures (SPÖ) from September 2014 until November 2017 and Elisabeth Köstinger (ÖVP) from November until December 2017. Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) has been the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees since December 2017.

The Chairperson proposes members for a Control Committee, who are in office for the duration of the legislative period.

Personnel composition

Members

Doris Bures, Second President of the National Council

Oscar Deutsch, President of the Jewish Community Vienna

Mag. Martin Engelberg, Delegate of the National Council, Club of the Austrian People's Party

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Faßmann, Federal Minister for Education, Science and Research

DDr.in Barbara Glück, Federal Ministry of the Interior / Mauthausen Memorial

Mag. Beate Hartinger-Klein, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

Prof. Dr. Udo Jesionek, President of the Juvenile Court, retired

Dr. Gerhard Kastelic, (Advisory Member)

Anneliese Kitzmüller, Third President of the National Council

Dr. Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor

David Lasar, Delegate of the National Council, Club of the Austrian Freedom Party

Hartwig Löger, Federal Minister of Finance

Willi Mernyi, (Advisory Member)

Dr. Gerald Netzl, Working Group of the Concentration Camp Associations and Resistance Fighters

Fritz Neugebauer, (Advisory Member)

Andreas Sarközi, Cultural Association of Austrian Roma

Dr. Nikolaus Scherak, MA, Delegate of the National Council, Club of the Neos

Dr. Manfred Scheuer, Bishop of the Diocese Linz; Diocese-Bishop

Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council (Chairperson)

MR Mag. Terezija Stoisits, (Advisory Member)

Heinz-Christian Strache, Vice Chancellor

Dr. Harald Troch, Delegate of the National Council, Club of the Social Democrats Party

MinR. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Helmut Wohnout, Head of the Media department of the Federal Chancellery

Dr. Alma Zadić, LL.M, Delegate of the National Council, Club of the Liste Pilz