European Space Agency (ESA)
Austria's contributions to ESA amount to 50M EUR annually for optional and mandatory programmes. About 90% of the contributions are awarded to Austrian research institutions and companies in terms of contracts.
The relative distribution of the subscriptions at a programme level of all ESA member states compared to those of Austria in 2016 shows the targeted focus of Austria.
At the ESA Council at ministerial level, member states including Austria subscribe to optional and mandatory programmes usually for four year periods. Austria’s total volumes for the years 2008, 2012 and 2016 amounted to approximately 110M EUR.