The Austrian Network against Poverty is an organization which strives to unite NGOs within Austria to fight against poverty.
They held their first conference on the 15th of March, 1996 in Salzburg. Welfare and church organizations, educational institutions, and a large variety of other groups attended this conference. The Austrian Network against Poverty is itself an NGO which is connected with the European Anti Poverty Network (or EAPN). They refer to themselves as a lobbying group for those who cant lobby. To some extent they are also a research institution, and through collecting data, facts, and strategies of reducing poverty they hope to lobby more successfully. Ultimately, their goal is to include poverty on the agenda of the EU policymakers. They have a few publications that highlight their efforts, such as their documentation of their latest conference.