Mission Statement

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) contributes essentially to securing price stability and financial stability.


The OeNB is the independent central bank of the Republic of Austria.

Together with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the other euro area central banks, we safeguard the stability of the euro and thus support sound economic development.

In cooperation with the ECB and the Austrian Financial Market Authority, we ensure the stability of banks and financial markets.

We and our subsidiaries provide secure cash and smoothly functioning payment services.

We invest and manage the national monetary and gold reserves professionally in accordance with our stability mandate and furnish banks with central bank liquidity as needed.

As a central economic policy-making institution, we seek to provide economic and financial expertise and guide policy makers with high-quality, reliable statistics.

We support financial literacy by offering a broad range of information and education services.


We are committed to the European project and actively support the European integration process.

We are aware of our responsibility toward Austria and Europe and pursue effectiveness and efficiency in our work.

Our endeavors are founded on technical expertise and social competence, transparency and responsible corporate governance.

We welcome change and embrace forward thinking.

Our staff and their skills and commitment are our biggest asset.

We are an equal opportunity employer, value diversity, and assist our employees in combining a career with family life.

Our social responsibility is also reflected in our support for science and research, humanitarian concerns, art, culture and environmental protection.

January 2014