15 mayors and municipality experts of the NOW Mayors’ Network from Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan met for three days on the Greek island of Chios to share experiences, exchange ideas and good-practice examples on migration and social cohesion. The conference was hosted by the Austrian based initiative Act.Now in cooperation with Manolis Vournous, Mayor of Chios.
In connection with the 5th NOW Conference in Vienna the City Councillor Jürgen Czernohorszky and Act.Now organised a field exposure for the NOW Working Group of mayors and their accompanying experts to initiatives and projects of the City of Vienna.
The 5th NOW Conference addressed social cohesion on communal levels, with a special emphasis on children and young people, using a human and children’s rights based approach.
Act.Now and Ferdinand Sarnitz launch the new series “Mensch”. In interviews with outstanding people from various backgrounds and continents he asks a set of 16 questions in an effort to find out who they are, how they think, and what drives them to do what they do.
The 4th NOW Conference in Kampala gathered about 40 experts from more than 10 mostly Sub‐Sahara and some European countries in order to discuss the situation of young refugees and migrants within Africa and beyond as well as perspectives of African Youth.
At the third NOW Conference Act.Now established five thematic Working Groups. The group members met in June at The Bruno Kreisky Forum in Vienna for the first time.
On the conference for the first time a meeting of local decision-makers, outstanding experts, EU-Parliamentarians and refugees focused on displaced children.
On 26th of January the Burgtheater’s centre stage was equally taken by humanity, the connecting and artistic quality. Over 30 outstanding musicians, actresses, authors and poets, … from about 20 nationalities took part at the event to emphasis what we have in common rather than those things which divided us.
The NOW Conference in Athens focused on the EU-Turkey-Agreement and the effects and consequences of its implementation for the communities.
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.