Austria is a migration society – even if this truth is easily forgotten or widely denied. Given our contemporary reality, the notions of history must be transformed: Migration must become a visible part of history, just as migrants must be recognised as both historical subjects and actors.

 It is for this reason that we call for the creation of an “Archive of Migration” which is to collect relevant material and thus provide the basis for this history to be written in the first place. It should be a place of vivid exchange and scientific research, as well as a centre for encounters and education.