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Original name: Bundesgesetz zur Förderung von freiwilligem Engagement (Freiwilligengesetz - FreiwG)
Name: Federal Act Promoting Volunteer Work (Volunteering Law - FreiwG).
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-03-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt Teil I, 2012-03-27, vol. 17, pp. 1-13
ISN: AUT-2012-L-93616
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt Teil I, 2012-03-27, vol. 17, pp. 1-13
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Bundeskanzleramt, Rechtsinformationssystem (RIS), Austria PDF PDF (consulted on 2013-07-24)
Abstract/Citation: Part 1 General provisions
§ 1. Goals
§ 2. Promotion of volunteer work
§ 3. Voluntary organizations
§ 4. Voluntary reporting and internet portal
Part 2 Voluntary social year
§ 5. Subject Matter
§ 6. Voluntary social year
§ 7. Participants
§ 8. Carrier
§ 9. Work place
§ 10. Information requirements
§ 11. Quality Assurance
§ 12. Agreement and certificate
§ 13. Exemption
§ 14. Time constraints
§ 15. Maternity protection
§ 16. Limitation of Liability
§ 17. Monitoring and Penalties
§ 18. Equal treatment
§ 19. Use of personal data
§ 20. Jurisdiction of the Labour and Social Courts
§ 21. Promotion
Part 3 Voluntary environmental year
§ 22. Regulatory subject
§ 23. Voluntary environmental year
§ 24. Applicable regulations
Part 4 Memorial service, peace and social service abroad
§ 25. Regulatory subject
§ 26. Memorial service, peace and social service abroad
§ 27. Applicable regulations
Part 5 Austrian Council for Voluntary Work
§ 28. Equipment
§ 29. Target
§ 30. Tasks
§ 31. Members
§ 32. Appointment
§ 33. Convening of meetings
§ 34. Quorum
§ 35. Management and Regulation
Part 6 Recognition Fund for Volunteering
§ 36. Fund Beneficiaries
§ § 37 to 39 Grants
§ 40. Jurisdiction
§ § 41 and 42 Means
§ 43 Management of the Fund
§ 44 Costs bearer
Part 7 Final Provisions.
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