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Adult education centers in Austria date back to the founding of such institutes in Krems on the Danube in 1885 and in Vienna in 1887. After the Second World War they soon developed all over Austria and in 1950 the Association of Austrian Adult Education Centres (VÖV) was founded.
67% of the adult education centers are themselves registered associations, 21% are run by local councils and 6,5% are limited companies. The adult education centers constitute the oldest and, at the same time, the largest institution of adult education in Austria.
They are largely self-financing (60%), with the rest of the money deriving – in varying degrees – from provincial governments, local councils, the Federal Ministry (less than 5%) and projects funded by the European Community.