Pregnancy, maternity and day care in Austria – legal and practical aspects

Being pregnant and having a family in a foreign country is often a challenge. Getting to know the system and the appropriate administrative process you need to follow, exercising your rights and ensuring your children get the best they can when you don’t speak German at all or well enough contributes to that. To tackle this issue and help families with migrant background, Austria for beginners is starting its new project – Educational seminars about the legal and practical aspects of parenting in Austria.

Who can benefit from the seminar? : Expectant mothers, new parents, parents newly arrived in Austria, families who are planning to have a family in Austria.

Objectives: The seminar aims to provide detailed information about the legal and practical aspects of the pregnancy and maternity, and answer the questions of the individual participant.

Main topics:

  • Types of health insurance and their coverage
  • How to choose your doctor, midwife and hospital
  • Mandatory examinations during the pregnancy and after the birth
  • All about the paperwork
  • Child’s benefits and maternity payment
  • Day care

Participation fee : 35 euros

Upcoming dates:

02.03.2019, 10am to 2pm, open to all, language: Deutsch

06.04.2019, 10am to 2pm, open to all, language: Български

18.05.2019, 10am to 2pm, open to all, language: English

Register by sending an email to projects[at]austria4beginners.at

Venue: Seminarraum Wien, Rienößlgasse 3/2, 1040 Wien

 

 

Austrian school system and multilingualism in children

This joint project of Austria for beginners and Linguamulti explores the challenges expat parents face in Austria not only in terms of day care and the peculiarities of the Austrian school system, but also raising their children in multilingual environment.

Who can benefit from the seminar? : New parents, parents newly arrived in Austria and parents who want to gain a deeper understanding of the Austrian school system and learn about techniques and tools about raising their children in multilingual environment.

Objectives: The seminar aims to provide detailed information about the legal and practical aspects of parenting in Austria, and educate parents about raising a child successfully in a multilingual way.

Main topics:

Parents’ rights as an employee
Types of day care in Vienna and Lower Austria
School system, accent on primary schools
Language acquisition in simultaneous bilingual children
Know-how for structuring the multilingual education of your child
Language creates identity and emotions
Challenges and problems in multilingual families
Possibilities in the Austrian education system for bilinguals

Participation fee : 49 euros

Upcoming dates: coming soon

Venue: Therapiezentrum GersthofKlostergasse 31-33, 1180 Wien

Register by sending an email to projects[at]austria4beginners.at