Title translated into English


Film: Duration in minutes

09:46 minutes

Product description

A historic look back to the beginnings of social insurance legislation and the reasons that led to it. In the 19th Century, the rapid development of industrialization in Europe created completely new working conditions, but also led to extreme social and political tensions. The first step towards social coverage was made in Austria in 1887 with the law concerning the “Accident Insurance of Workers”.

Aims and objectives

A short atmospheric insight into the historical era of industrialization in Europe - moods, expectations and the hard working conditions beyond fanciful idyll and utopia. Pointing out to legal requirements for the solving of the 'social question' - that led to enormous tensions in Europe in the 19th century.

Historical review on the beginning of the social security legislation in Austria and the circumstances that led to it.

Target audience

General public, pupils from 14 to 18 years

Contact details Editor

AUVA - Hauptstelle, Abt.: Sicherheitsmarketing, Presse
Adalbert-Stifter-Straße65, Austria-1200 Wien
+4359393 22906

Contact details Production company

aquamarin doc. films
Gerbergasse20, Austria-2000 Stockerau