The 7th NOW Conference showcased current research findings and best practices. The conference article summarises the key learnings and shows possible means of fostering cohesive societies at the local level.
Open, inclusive, candid and on equal terms: the 7th International Mayors’ Conference NOW offered innovative formats in order to provide space for encounter and find ways to overcome division.
From 27 to 29 January 2019, the 6th International Mayors’ Conference NOW provided ample space for intense dialogue and innovative formats to discuss the concerns of young people and find ways to involve them in decision-making processes.
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.
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.
On the conference for the first time a meeting of local decision-makers, outstanding experts, EU-Parliamentarians and refugees focused on displaced children.
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.