ÖJAB coat of arms
The basic idea of ÖJAB is distinctly displayed by its coat of arms (see above):
- the red-white-red field represents the Austrian flag: as a declared belief in Austria.
- the black, the red, and the blue fields, stand for those three parties which were represented in parliament during the first years of ÖJAB: as a sign of political independence.
- the cogwheel is a symbol of the common work with the main goal to give youth a chance.
- the cross in the middle of the coat of arms as a symbol of humanism based on a Christian philosophy of life.