The Austrian Institute of Ecology (AIE) joins the SITEX.Network strengthening the “German speaking minority” of our association. The AIE is an association rooted historically in the environmental movement of Austria combining science with policy and has been founded in Vienna in 1985 as a non-profit, non-governmental research organisation with 4 departments (Construction, Urban and Regional Development; Resource Management; Communication, Information and Participation;Society, Science and Technology). AIE focuses on innovative ideas and strategies to achieve sustainable development. Nuclear topics have been in their focus since the Chernobyl accident. A major goal of AIE is providing expertise for the Civil Society, and working together with the Civil Society. AIE is involved in the EURAD project, it provides technical expertise in the area of radiation protection and is active in participation procedures.

The application has been signed by Robert Lechner (Director, Chairman AIE) and confirmed by the SITEX.Network Management Board looking forward to a fruitful cooperation within the network.