BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH
is an Austrian organisation, founded in 1987 as an independent vocational qualification institute. Its main activities comprise young and adult education
, vocational qualification, internships and guidance of unemployed people, many of them disadvantaged
, and training of key qualifications for (re)integration
into the labour market.
The institute offers eight training premises in Vienna and Lower Vienna for up to 14000 students per year.
The innovative training programmes
for different target groups include own pedagogic and didactic methods, especially for social integration, empowerment
, as well as e-Learning and m-Learning based trainings which are constantly being updated. As one of the first training institutes in Austria, BEST has become a certified Eco-C-centre (European Communication Certificate) and provides respective trainings and tests.
Within its International Projects Department
, since 1995 BEST shows long experience of cooperation more than 140 European projects (Leonardo, Socrates, LLP, ESF, FP7, EuropeAid, Erasmus+, H2020, COSME), both as coordinator and partner.
is focused on networking
, exchange of experience and practices, peer learning, research and development of innovation
, knowledge management and staff development