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.
Act.Now and The Innovation in Politics Institute are merging. Both organisations have been running international programmes in support of politicians for several years now, with a focus on strengthening social cohesion in cities, modernising parties and developing democratic institutions.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has not only made a lot of shortcomings around the globe visible, it has also shown a lot of engagement, selflessness and empathy from the people impacted by it.
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.
Recent developments in Lebanon show us, once again, why it is crucial to work for a peaceful, just and good coexistence. A short report from Beirut on the current protests happening in Lebanon and why we had to make the decision to cancel the field exposure of the NOW Mayors’ Network.
NOW Networking Forum 2019 Combating Exploitation: Local Strategies againstForced and Early Marriage Initiated by Act.Now in collaboration with the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna, the first NOW …
From 30 June to 2 July over 60 participants gathered, including mayors and municipal experts from 10 different countries within the NOW Mayors’ Network, as well as researchers and NGO representatives from NOW Working Groups. Over the three days they learned about successful community projects and discussed topics pivotal to social cohesion in cities and communities.
On May 27th, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes to Vienna with his Bach project. As part of a “Day of Action”, a participatory discussion event on the social opening of art spaces will take place at the Secession.
From 10 – 12 April, the NOW Working Group Exploitation and Human Trafficking visited Belgrade, to get to know the local context, exchange experiences with local stakeholders and continue working on their projects.
On 27 January, the NOW Mayors’ Network met at the Vienna City Hall to learn about the youth participation project of the City of Vienna “Werkstadt Junges Wien” and discuss how to intensify their collaboration.