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.
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.