About bOJA

Jugendzentrum Frohnleiten


bOJA is the centre of competence for Open Youth Work in Austria. The association is the service and networking agency for Open Youth Work in Austria as well as the expert office for quality development in Open Youth Work. It represents Open Youth Work at a national and international level. bOJA is the mouthpiece for the field of Open Youth Work - with the aim of positioning the topics, perspectives and needs of Open Youth Work and the young people who use its services in the national and international (youth) political debate.




  • Service: Information, counselling, support, further education
  • Co-ordination and networking of people, organisations, projects and topics
  • Quality and Open Youth Work: quality reflection, quality discussion, quality development
  • Positioning and lobbying (for example in working groups, networking bodies, at talks, in the form of expert contributions and in public discourse)

Children and Youth Work in Austria – An Overview

This publication outlines children and youth work in Austria. It familiarises readers with the principles underlying children and youth work and with the framework conditions, as well as presenting implementing organisations and their interface function.

Published by the Ministry of Families and Youth (2015)


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Centre of competence for Open Youth Work in Austria

Lilienbrunngasse 18/2/47
A-1020 Wien


Daniela Kern-Stoiber
+43-660-28 28 038

Catharina Goeksun
+43-660-456 0806


Stephanie Deimel
+43-660-57 68 237

Waltraud Tiefenböck

The extremism information centre is a nationwide point of contact for all kinds of questions related to religious or political extremism. The centre is part of bOJA.

Extremism Information Centre

Verena Fabris
Project Management
+43-660 63 38 944

Nadja Rizkalla
Project assistant
+43-660 67-91-750

bOJA - Austrian POYWE Member

bOJA is one of the founding members of POYWE, the Professional Open Youth Work in Europe.

This network pursues the following objectives:

  • Strengthening the position of Professional Open Youth Work
  • Making the effects and the necessity of this field of action visible
  • A common approach to quality development


The main focus is concentrated on the fact, that Professional Open Youth Work should play an important role in all matters of European youth policy.

As one of the involved organisations, bOJA underlines the described needs and possibilities.


Further information: POYWE Homepage

bOJA, Lilienbrunngasse 18/2/47, 1020 Wien, boja@boja.at