The Balassi Institute is a worldwide non-profit cultural organization funded by the ministry of education and culture of Hungary. The institute spreads and promotes Hungarian language and culture aboard. The Institute plays a key role in developing and attaining Hungary’s objectives in the area of cultural diplomacy. As an organizational hub, it coordinates and directs all activities provided by Hungarian institutes abroad. It is named after Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet Bálint Balassi.

The Federal Chancellery (German: Bundeskanzleramt), abbreviated BKA, is a federal agency on cabinet-level, serving as the executive office of the Chancellor of Austria. Its seat, also the chancellor's residence, is on Ballhausplatz in the Innere Stadt centre of Vienna, vis-à-vis Hofburg Palace.

Lower Austria is often described as the 'province around Vienna' because, from a geographical point of view, Vienna, which is Austria's capital and at the same time a separate federal province, is located in the centre of Lower Austria - similar to the situation of Berlin and Brandenburg in Germany. Also, for a long time, the Office of the Government of Austria was located in Vienna and it was not until 1996 that St. Pölten was chosen to be its provincial capital. In 1997, the regional parliament, government and administration, followed by other important institutions were transferred to St Pölten. The Danube plays a very prominent role in both topographical and historical terms. This river, which was once the northern boundary of the Roman Empire, is the lifeline of the region and divides Lower Austria into a northern part with the Wald- and Weinviertel and a southern part with the Most- and Industrieviertel.

This regional association of Danube countries from the upper reach of the Danube to the Black Sea increasingly gains in importance, as the EU Strategy for the Danube Region enables the implementation of new projects.

The EU-Förderagentur GmbH (EUFA) is primarily active for Municipal Department 27 - European Affairs (MA 27) in operational implementation of EU projects and programs. Since October 2011 other departmental offices of the City of Vienna also now have the opportunity to call upon the services of the EUFA as needed.