Integration and Its Challenges

With all their good intentions, the integration courses of the ÖIF are a blunt instrument, lectures when they should be discussions and often counterproductive.

Hannovermarkt – Brigittenau Bazaar

Boasting a large immigrant community since the mid-19th century, Hannovermarkt has thus far resisted gentrification.

Vienna Appoints Its First “Scooter Sheriffs”

In response to numerous complaints about the rentable e-scooters, Vienna’s Economic Chamber is partnering with Lime to pilot a new initiative.

Syrians in Austria on a Journey to a Better Future

They have braved many challenges and left their country behind to build a new life. Here’s their story.

Covid on June 7-13 | Traveling Within EU Largely Free Again

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of June 6-13, 2021.

Covid on May 31 – June 6 | Pandemic Eases Further

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of May 31 to June 6, 2021.

Covid on May 24-30 | Over 5 Million Vaccine Doses Administered

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of May 24-30, 2021.

Hannovermarkt – Brigittenau Bazaar

Boasting a large immigrant community since the mid-19th century, Hannovermarkt has thus far resisted gentrification.

Marjorie Perloff – An Alternative Language of Modernism

From The Vienna Paradox to The Edge of Irony, the distinguished literary critic and professor emerita examines the seminal literature and thought of Austria’s interwar period.

In ‘The Third Walpurgis Night’ Karl Kraus Dissects Nazi Discourse

A far-sighted study on the language of Nazism, the book by Austria’s great satirist is finally available in a full English translation.

When Language Meets Identity Politics

As we see more gender fluidity in society, the discussion surrounding pronouns they choose to use adds further scrutiny to an already marginalized group

Syrian Community
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Integration and Its Challenges

With all their good intentions, the integration courses of the ÖIF are a blunt instrument, lectures when they should be discussions and often counterproductive.

Syrians in Austria on a Journey to a Better Future

They have braved many challenges and left their country behind to build a new life. Here’s their story.

New, Yet Eager

Community lead Majd Nassan introduces Vienna's Syrians, the focus of this month's 'Home Is Where the Herz Is' issue.

Syrian Lingo – Monkeys & Gazelles

Arabic is today spoken by over 310 million people as their first language; another 270 speak it as their second language. In Vienna alone, over 40,000 people (or 2% of the population) are estimated to speak Arabic.

Home Is Where the Herz Is

“Home Is Where the Herz Is” is an award-winning project by Metropole that aims to explore and celebrate Vienna’s diversity, giving voice to the 40% of Viennese who have a migrant background.

Teams from Vienna’s 10 largest communities with roots abroad will publish a magazine and digital content on Metropole and you’ll find us at events across the city.

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When Language Meets Identity Politics

As we see more gender fluidity in society, the discussion surrounding pronouns they choose to use adds further scrutiny to an already marginalized group

New Study Finds Stops by Austrian Police Highest in the EU

Residents of the Alpine Republic reported some of the highest numbers in the European Union, with people of Sub-Saharan African origin reporting twice as frequently.

The Pandemic Set Off a Wave of Reverse Migration in Europe

As opportunities dry up in the West, COVID-19 has compelled many to return to Central and Eastern Europe in search of a brighter future.

The Wiener Zeitung – Born By Decree, Buried By Bureaucrats

After 300 years of independent reporting, the world’s oldest newspaper is likely to fall victim to EU digital democracy.

New High-Speed Rail Train Connection Between the Austrian and German Capitals

From Vienna to Berlin in under five hours – the Via Vindobona is part of Europe’s bid to expand railway lines and reduce short-haul flights within the region.

Austria’s Grand Reopening Brings a Sigh of Relief

As lockdown measures were lifted last week, the economy and population enjoy a long-awaited taste of normalcy.

METROPOLE SURVEY 2020: relocating to and living in Vienna