BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH

BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH ( was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organization for providing continuous training, vocational qualification, and career services. The institute has its headquarters in Vienna and operates branches in the Vienna region. Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programs for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counseling & coaching, and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labor market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competencies, previous experience, and life circumstances. The institute disposes of a large network of Austrian and international organizations, both public and private, from different sectors.

Within its International Projects Department, since 1995, BEST has been engaged in more than 240 European projects, both as coordinator and partner, in the framework of various EU programs (Leonardo, Socrates/Grundtvig, EQUAL, LLP, ESF, eTEN, FP, EuropeAid, Erasmus+, H2020, IEE, INTERREG, AMIF, etc.). It is focused on networking, exchange of experience and practices, peer learning, research and development of innovation, knowledge management, personal and professional development.

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