Category: Austria

AWARDS FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SOZIAL MARIE : Project type: Ongoing Eligible countries: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany AWARD FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION : Project type: Ongoing or completed Eligible countries: Countries in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe Ideen Gegen Armut : Project type: Business idea/early stage Eligible… Read More
In 2013, the Vienna University of Economics & Business conducted a report which maps out the current state of the social entrepreneurship network in Austria. The study identified 237 initiatives in the country, and interviewed 105 of them. It reveals that in addition to these, the Austrian social entrepreneurship network also includes… Read More
The first student think-tank and implementation center for ecological-social projects, initiatives and companies in Vienna. Many students are studying at the universities, but once they graduate they are missing the practical experience. If we quote Leonardo da Vinci “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes… Read More
In July 2016, TechCrunch published an article titled “Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of Europe”.  To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and,… Read More
Innovation drivers for the High-Tech Material “Bark”. Understanding concepts of nature and developing products with care and care is for us, not just a commercial slogan. The relationship with the rural region and the use of local raw materials is a special concern for us. This enables us to combine quality… Read More
We educate young people about environmental projects, impart necessary competencies, prepare them for the job market of tomorrow and empower them to find a job, an apprenticeship or an educational establishment. Zukunftswerk was founded as a cooperative because they knew it would get them further than their competitors. They are… Read More
We support refugees in becoming software developers. Studies and figures regularly show that refugees are not easy in the European labour market. The Vienna start-up Refugees {Code} provides refugees with programming to increase their chances of finding a good job. "We offer short, intensive programming courses to integrate refugees into the Austrian… Read More
Refugees´ potential is becoming displaced and accessible to the labour market while combating the negative stereotypes persistent in the society. MTOP is an integrative training program that uses 2 different programs (associate and ambassador programs) to integrate fugitive academics into companies in a sustainable manner. MTOP believes that it is… Read More
Everyone is welcome to play. Everyone is welcome to listen. Open Piano for Refugees aims to include all people from all walks of life to connect through music. Therefore, we place freely accessible grand pianos in public places and establish the music institute ''Doremi''. Apart from the pedestrians playing, there… Read More
It is not an app, but an innovative training concept for young people! Young people deal most intuitively with digital media, while this is the opposite for the elderly ones. With the help of the Digital couch, seniors receive targeted support for their participation in the digital world. With the… Read More