The Austrian Institute opened its office in the Ljubljana city centre in February 2004. It offers German language courses and cooperates with local institutions that teach German. The institute engages in the cultural life of the city by organising smaller exhibitions and concerts in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Ljubljana.
The Austrian Institute, Ljubljana is the Slovene branch of the Österreich Institut GmbH which was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation responsible to the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its mission is to promote the German language and culture, primarily in supporting the learning of the German language in Central European countries. A network of centres runs German language courses and promotes cultural exchange in cooperation with Austrian and international organisations - this network comprises its headquarters in Vienna, and centres in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Cracow and Rome.