The Purpose of the Foundation

The Foundation dedicates itself to the promotion and strengthening of democracy, parliamentarianism and tolerance in the discourse on politics, the arts and social development.

In order for these purposes to be achieved, the Foundation may

  • make awards for outstanding activities in the service of parliamentarianism and democracy;
  • support research work on the history and development of parliamentarianism in Austria;
  • organise meetings and other events; and
  • promote the work of Austrian artists in order to underscore the significance of art as an indicator of social trends.

Since Margaretha Lupac had close contacts with many members of staff of the Parliamentary Administration, the Foundation can, within the limits of its financial situation, make subsidies available for the provision of medical equipment or treatments for parliamentary employees and their dependants in case of illness.