Group of committed students

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The group of committed students (abbreviated FEST ) is a club founded in 2009 in the federal representation of the Austrian student body . The FEST club currently has 15 mandataries, nine of them from universities of applied sciences (which are sent directly by the respective university of applied sciences student representatives), three from universities of teacher education and three from public universities. With Thomas Wallerberger and Benedikt Rust, FEST provided both deputy ÖH chairmen in the period 2009–2011, and in the period from 2011 to 2013 with Peter Grabuschnig and Christoph Huber the general secretary of the Federal Representation. Since July 2013, the FEST has provided the second deputy chairman of the ÖH federal representation.

Founded in 2009 as a non-party representative of university students, the FEST now sees itself as a platform that is open to all students, regardless of their university. In the 2011–2013 term of office, FEST will be the first representation in the history of the Austrian student body to combine mandates from all three types of universities (public universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education) in one club. This goal has also been achieved again in the current period. In contrast to the universities, there is no right to vote on lists for the university representatives of the technical colleges and universities of teacher education, and thus at least formally no parliamentary groups . The mandataries of the technical and pedagogical universities can therefore only join a club directly in the federal representation of the ÖH. In June 2009 FEST formed a minority executive together with the Greens & Alternative Students (GRAS) and the Association of Socialist Students of Austria (VSStÖ). This cooperation was continued in 2011, supplemented by the entry of the Independent Student Union Lists of Austria (FLÖ) into the executive branch of the ÖH federal representation. In the executive period 2013–2015, FEST again decided to work together with the previous coalition factions. She was also able to win two mandates at the student body of the University of Vienna in the 2013 ÖH election, where FEST was directly eligible for the first time.

Subsequently, on June 28, 2013, Bernhard Lahner was elected to the chairmanship of the FEST as the first student representative to come from a teacher training college in the constituent meeting of the ÖH federal representation.

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Individual evidence

  1. FEST - Group of committed students - press release. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; Retrieved November 27, 2009 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. a b Manuela Tomic: Representatives of the technical colleges: Little time to do a lot . In: The press . November 30, 2009, p. U13 ( press online [accessed December 22, 2009] UniLive supplement ).
  3. Christoph Purkart: AVISO FEST press conference on the ÖH election 2013: Presentation of the top candidate team & election program. (No longer available online.) In: . July 1, 2009, formerly in the original ; Retrieved November 27, 2009 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  4. New ÖH executive as strong representation of all students, OTS press release. Retrieved December 19, 2011 .
  5. Katharina Schmidt: The students are green . In: Wiener Zeitung . June 30, 2009, p. 5 ( WZonline [accessed December 22, 2009]).
  6. Lisa Aigner: Janine Wulz is the new ÖH chairwoman . In: . June 29, 2011 ( Janine Wulz is the new ÖH chairwoman [accessed December 19, 2011]).
  7. First PH student in the chairmanship, Bernhard Lahner (FEST) 2nd deputy chairman of the ÖH, FEST blog from June 28, 2013