Recent NOW Conference in Kampala

September 3-5 2017, Uganda

Act.Now in cooperation with the International Institute for Peace – IIP held the 4th International Conference NOW on “African Youth and Migration” from 3-5 September in Kampala (Uganda).

The conference brought together participants from more than 10 Sub‐Sahara African countries and European experts and politicians. During the three days of conference the participants drew attention to the situation and perspective of the African youth, migrants and refugees, with the intention to listen and learn. Key findings and recommendations will be published for the 5th EU‐Africa Summit in Côte d'Ivoire.

Curator of the 4th NOW Conference is Hannes Swoboda, Member of European Parliament (ret.), head of the International Institute for Peace IIP.

Latest NOW Conference in Vienna

January 30-31. 2017, Austria

At the end of January 2017 the third International Mayors' Conference NOW took place in Vienna.

For the first time a meeting of local decision-makers, outstanding experts, EU-Parliamentarians and refugees focused on displaced children.

Under the banner "Children under the Radar" international participants - from Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Germany and many further countries - discussed the topic for two days to identify central challenges and promising solutions. A final report will be published in the curse of the next weeks. 

"Realize the invisible line, that connects everyone with everything“

26.1.2017, Burgtheater Wien

On 26th of January the Burgtheater’s centre stage was equally taken by humanity, the connecting and artistic quality.

Act.Now organized together with the Burgtheater an evening with André Heller and Karin Bergmann, where musician from Europe, Africa and Asia presented their rich compositions, ensemble members read out of prominent author‘s literary work, who escaped their home countries themselves or grew up in foreign countries and personalities talked about their own emigration and immigration.

Why we need to act NOW

“We are living at a turning point in history, which will leave no stone unturned. We need to learn to react to this situation in a prudent, circumspect and caring manner. [...] It makes no sense to bury our heads in the sand and hope that the storm will pass without affecting us personally.”
— André Heller