The children’s office was assigned by the Austrian parliament the maintenance of the "demokratiewebstatt“, which is an online portal for children and youth between ages of 8 and 14 years. The main focus lies on preparing a variety of topics around democracy and parliamentarism in an age appropriate manner. Young citizens are encouraged to participate and learn about political participation in general.
In regular intervals many different topics are covered on the website. They should not only inform children, but show them how divers politics can be. At the Online chat with parliament representatives, school classes are invited to discuss with different politicians, to ask questions and give their opinion. Interactive elements like Quizzes, a virtual stroll through the Parliament’ facilities or the “Palais Epstein” or the Law Generator gives the opportunity to participate. The goal is, that children will find joy in participating and contributing.