Third INTERNATIONAL Mayors' Conference NOW in Vienna
On the conference 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" 170 international participants - from Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Germany and many further countries - discussed the issue of displaced children for two days to identify central challenges and promising solutions.
"Realize the invisible line, that connects everyone with everything“
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 Viennese Burgtheater an evening with André Heller and Karin Bergmann, where musicians 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.
"JOIN THE ROUND! DINE WITH FRIENDS"
In cooperation with Act.Now within the GLOBART ACADEMY 2016 a dinner took place dedicated to the encounter with refugees living in Krems.
During the evening in the "Monastry UND" food prepared by refugees was served, framed by music and short speeches by Barbara Frischmuth, Mayor Reinhard Resch, mindfullness trainer Maria Kluge, Patricia Kahane, co-founder of Act.Now, and Prof. Heidemarie Dobner, intendant of Globart.
SECOND INTERNATIONAL Mayors' Conference in Athens
The NOW Conference in Athens focused on the EU-Turkey-Agreement and the effects and consequences of its implementation for the communities.
The participating mayors, representatives of NGOs, experts and refugees discussed conclusions for future approaches and agreements concerning the refugee movement.
FIRST International Mayors' Conference NOW in VIENNA
On the first NOW Conference in January Mayors of 10 countries - from Lebanon, Turkey, Macedonia, Austria and Germany - and experts, NGO representatives and refugees came together in Vienna to find ways and means for a subtle refugee policy that strives for responsible and well-balanced solutions. Based on the values of democracy and human rights, this initiative was directed towards various persons concerned by providing a concrete set of guidelines.