European Association Comenius – EACO is an Austrian-Czech association for research, accreditations and educational support. Its main activity includes providing accreditations, educational support, organising the establishment of schools and subsidising grant programmes.
EACO follows the tradition of the Comenius Association that was founded in Austria at the end of the 19th century but was forcibly dissolved during the Second World War. Since 2010, EACO has continued the activities in two branches – the Austrian as well as the Czech one.
Above all, the aim of EACO is to support high-quality education, research, and publications in especially in Austria and the Czech Republic, in Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, or also other European countries that share similar legal or cultural traditions. Due to the differing development of these countries after the Second World War and their annexation to either the Eastern or Western Bloc, many of their common ties were destroyed. These ties may now be established anew in such a way that countries which are not only close to each other from a geographical point of view, but which also have a common, almost five hundred-year-old history, would unite again to form an independent, specific region of the European Union.