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.
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.
More than 20 mayors and municipal experts from eight different countries of the NOW Mayors’ Network came together in the district of Hameln-Pyrmont in Lower Saxony. The topic at the centre of discussion was social cohesion.
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 Mediterranean city-to-city cooperation and types of active citizenship for more resilient local communities.
At this year’s International Round Table Vienna on “Human Trafficking in the Digital Age”, hosted by Helga Konrad, international experts, practitioners, researchers and stakeholders analysed and discussed various issues and solutions related to the interplay between ‘new’ technology, trafficking and anti-human trafficking.
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 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.