On 6th and 7th October 2018, Act.Now, in cooperation with SabirMaydan, organised two roundtable discussions at the SabirFest in Catania, Italy. Local decision makers, members of civil society and institutional representatives discussed city-to-city cooperation between the Mediterranean shores and types of active citizenship for more resilient local communities.
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.
The first Networking Meeting of NOW Working Groups gathered almost 50 interdisciplinary experts from 13 countries, working on several specific topics connected to social cohesion: Education & Diversity, Trauma Surviving, Children’s Rights, Exploitation and Gender Equality.