The Bilingual Federal Business School in Klagenfurt was founded in 1990. It is regarded as both a "Bilingual Business School" and a "School for Europe". This study describes the way this school has developed since 1990 in the sociopolitical context, using hermeneutic analysis and empirical sociological research. In addition the study shows how the self-image of the "Bilingual Business School" is experienced in the culture of the school, and what the implications of the self-image "School for Europe" are for school culture and for social activity in the classroom.After a portrayal of the current situation of the Slovenian ethnic group in Carinthia, the history of the Carinthian Slovenes is succinctly described. Included is a sketch of the development of the educational system for this minority. The minority educational system is integrated into the overall state school system for Austria. Minority schools are prescribed their own curricula, the educational goals and content of which are orientated to those of Austrian schools. Deviations from this, apart from portions that are autonomous to individual schools, consist in the fact that the teaching at the Bilingual Federal Business School is bilingual, i.e, classes are held in Slovenian and in German.This is followed by a detailed description of the school's educational model, which is directed at imparting the prescribed European qualifications to students.The empirical section contains, as well as an assessment of the results of the interviews and questionnaires administered at the Bilingual Federal Business School, the theoretical bases for each respective sub-chapter. Thus the structured interview is described as a kind of sociological research, as is the impact of the school culture. The nature of Europe and European identity is clarified. Each sub-chapter in the empirical inquiry concludes with a summary of the most important insights and comparisons.