Within the international field of human rights the BIM plays a significant role. In its cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) it contributes essentially to the image of Vienna as a city of strong recognition for its human right profile throughout Europe.
For the Netherlands' Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is a source of academic inspiration and an excellent partner-institution.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is the most important Austrian think tank in the field of fundamental rights.
The academic study of human rights is of great social relevance. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, as the major Austrian institute of human rights, contributes strongly to the objectives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft whose mission statement is “Science for the People”.
The value of being associated with the Institute, over the years, has been its all inclusive and diverse approach to human rights. This is the Institute’s undoubted strength. I am very proud to be a friend to the Institute.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) – one of the most significant partners in the realisation process of equal treatment, a fundamental right, in Austria.
The BIM is known for its reliability in all areas of human rights: in the field of research as well as in the field of NGO. The BIM is the voice of human rights in Austria.
The exhausting coming to terms with the Bosnian drama would have been absolutely impossible without the pioneer work of the BIM in the first half of the 1990’s. The Institute combines upmost professional standards and an admirable commitment for all aspects of human rights.
The ADA and the BIM have worked together for many years. The BIM is an invaluable partner for us in terms of integrating human rights into development work. Our work benefits considerably from its expertise; with regard to the development of strategic guidelines, the successful human rights-focused implementation of concrete programmes and projects, and the advanced training of our staff.
My many years of close collaboration with the Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights have been highly successful. In the 1990s, this collaboration led not only to the institutional and parliamentary anchoring of human rights, including the establishment of a specific committee, but also placed special importance on human rights issues thereby resisting and denouncing the racist and regressive public discourse. With this in mind, I wish the BIM many more successful years to come in which those who have been marginalized by political adversity continue to benefit from its work.
Regular trainings on children’s rights or joint lobbying in the European Children’s Network – the cooperation with BIM has been very fruitful for SOS Children’s Villages International due to the high-level of expertise and commitment of the staff from the Institute. We hope to have many more opportunities to cooperate with this great institution and wish the BIM a happy anniversary.
Our cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights has been and continues to be an extremely interesting and educational experience for us. However much our work involves difficult and controversial issues, our relationship with the BIM is one based on trust.
The BIM is an extremely important partner for us. We have worked with the Institute on over 20 Twinning projects. The Institute has the expertise to support EU accession and candidate countries in their efforts to conform to EU standards and helps us to evaluate their progress. Its combination of excellent research and on-the-ground experience is irreplaceable for us.
The observance of human rights is a constant and irrevocable imperative for our civilization- a mission of zero tolerance. As well as a legislative framework and regulatory control, a sensitized public is also necessary for the permanent observance of human rights. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights works tirelessly to do valuable work in this area and, as such, it forms an essential part of the scientific civil society.
Democracy requires citizenship education and human rights education. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights has been an important and reliable partner for the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture for many years.