Austrian Red Cross

The Structure of the Austrian Red Cross Society:

  • The Austrian National Red Cross Society acts on national and international levels, coordinates all relevant activities, and controls foreign, national and supranational operations
  • Nine Regional Branches: Corporate bodies with operational independence
  • 139 District Branches: Regional subsidiaries that implement activities
  • 551 Local branches

Legal base:

The Austrian Red Cross was founded and officially recognized in 1880. The most recent renewal of this recognition dates from the Red Cross protection law in 1962. The society joined the International Federation in 1921.

Regional and national bodies have been established as non-profit societies under Austrian law and act with legal and financial independence. The society statutes date from 1970 and were last revised in 2013.