5 Reasons to Take Part in the ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference 2022
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference 2022 brings together local leaders to share their experiences and insights, and to learn from experts in the field of local innovation. Here are five reasons not to miss out.
A Look back at the Local Labs 12-14 November
On the weekend of 12-14 November, nearly 200 people from throughout the MENA region and Europe took part in the Local Labs.
The Ins and Outs of the ACT NOW Sprint
In November, 25 cities from the MENA regions will participate in the Local Labs and the ACT NOW Sprint.
Local Innovation as the Key to Global Transformation
Starting close to home is key to restoring people’s faith in politics – and developing lasting solutions.
Locate Victims Beirut: The youth-led initiative that saved lives
Issa was twenty at the time, and Sleiman fifteen. Their project remains one of the most empowering examples of youth activism which have deeply impacted the lives of displaced communities.
Circling back to the benefits of a Circular Economy
We spoke with Cynthia Reynolds about the avenues through which Circular Regions support digital infrastructure and approaches to help both urban and rural communities make the shift from a linear to a circular economy.
The art of Fluid Thinking: Healing Cities one waterscape at a time
Today in times of climate crisis and loss of nature we need to expand. We must reinvent landscape architecture and grasp it in a more modern inclusive way.
Mayors talk pitfalls and successes in the Corona pandemic (Part Three)
We asked members of our ACT NOW Mayors Network to share their biggest challenges and successes throughout the pandemic.
Mayors talk pitfalls and successes in the Corona pandemic (Part Two)
In this blog series, we asked members of our ACT NOW Mayors Network to share their biggest challenges and successes throughout the pandemic.
How friendship can strengthen youth activism
Edoardo Caroli and Ilario Salvemini are the founders of Turbe Giovanili (Youth Turmoil), a project created by young people for young people with a passion for politics.
Mayors talk pitfalls and successes in the Corona pandemic (Part One)
The increased pressure and demand to provide communities with relief during the pandemic makes it critical for citizens to remember that mayors are – above all – people, who must navigate through the same loss and grief as everyone else while remaining strong pillars of leadership.
The Political Power of Disability
Rebuilding our society in an inclusive and accessible fashion should not be framed as a charitable act of kindness but rather as a basic requirement to allow and activate action for and by the society.
How Young People Can Be Changemakers
With the ACT NOW Youth Network, The Innovation in Politics Institute is creating a platform for empowering young people to be changemakers in their communities.
We Drive Local Action Because We Feel That We Can Do Something
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network has started a new process to bring like-minded local leaders together so that words are turned into tangible action by finding innovative local solutions to global problems and supporting their implementation at the local level.
“IF YOU TAKE THE STORIES, THE ACTIONS WILL FOLLOW”
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.
COVID-19: The difference between living IN and living AS a community
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.
Space for Encounter – Overcoming Division
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.
NOW Networking Forum 2019
Initiated by Act.Now in collaboration with the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna, the first NOW Networking Forum was held at the Vienna City Hall on 10 – 11 October 2019.
NOW 6: What moves young people – and how they move us
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.
Meeting of the NOW Mayors’ Network in Vienna
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.
Social cohesion at the municipal level: International exchange among local politicians
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.
Meeting of NOW Mayors’ Network on Chios
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, ideas
Mayors and experts on municipal level visit projects in the city of Vienna
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.
SHAPING THE FUTURE – Social Cohesion in our Cities
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.
African Youth and Migration
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.
Children under the Radar
On the conference for the first time a meeting of local decision-makers, outstanding experts, EU-Parliamentarians and refugees focused on displaced children.
Second International Mayors’ Conference NOW in Athens
The NOW Conference in Athens focused on the EU-Turkey-Agreement and the effects and consequences of its implementation for the communities.
First International Mayors’ Conference NOW in Vienna
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.