Countries want to remove headscarf ban in kindergartens – policy

Vienna – At the end of 2020, the ban on headscarves for elementary school students introduced under the ÖVP-FPÖ government was lifted by the Constitutional Court (VfGH). In the kindergartens, however, the headscarf ban introduced there in 2019 still applies, based on the 15a agreement on elementary education. In the current negotiations on the new agreement, the federal states are demanding an end to the headscarf ban, Salzburg and Tyrol have already removed it from state laws or are planning to do so.



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