VIENNA, Austria, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- From 7 to 29 June, Austria, together with Switzerland, is presenting the European Football (Soccer) Championship. Important information is available to all fans under so that the consequences of possible injury or sickness remain as minor as possible. Standing behind this information is the Austrian social insurance system that is responsible for Austria's health care system, recognized as among the best in the world.

Via the internet address fans can already inform themselves of important steps to take in case anything should happen:

- Will I be treated during my stay in Austria? - What is my legal insurance status? - Which documents should I take with me as a precaution? - Whom can I contact in Austria immediately in an emergency? - First aid dictionary for the most important expressions

In addition, there is general information about EURO 2008 and the host regions in Austria (Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt).

The guidebook is exceptionally easy to use and adapts personally to the user: Upon answering a few questions, it presents the visitor with information precisely tailored to his or her needs - and that in 34 European languages, from Icelandic to Greek, Russian to Montenegrin.

Austria's Sozialversicherung, the Austrian social security system, is the foundation of social security in Austria. It is a legally established organization without commercial interests. With the introduction of the e-card for all Austrian insured persons, the Austrian social security system has earned a leading international role in the country-wide adoption and further development of e-health.

For further questions, please contact: Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger) 1030 Wien, Kundmanngasse 21-23 Press Office Email:

For further questions, please contact: Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, (Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger), 1030 Wien, Kundmanngasse 21-23, Press Office, Email: