Over decades, the Kreisky villa at Armbrustergasse 15 in Vienna was the scene of international and national meetings as well as a centre of political decision-making. In 1991, the Bruno Kreisky Forum acquired the building with the support of the Republic of Austria and had it converted into a modern forum for dialogue.
As a European think-tank it acted as a centre for dialogue where politicians, scientists and intellectuals from all over the world could get together to exchange their ideas and views, to analyse complex issues and problems, work out approaches to global solutions and take a public stand on political events – especially confrontations and armed conflicts.
The year’s diary is packed with discussions, symposia, lectures and seminars, and hence the Kreisky Forum has established itself as an indispensable element of intellectual and political life in Vienna, Austria and Europe.
Bruno Kreisky:„Political aims and ideas have never lost their justification because they could not be implemented immediately. Many of those here present know from their own experience how necessary it is in politics to raise the same questions again and again. Some day the time will come when the ideas will be put into effect. That is my hope!" (UNIDO III., New Delhi, 31 January 1980)