Social participation of migrants

Equal social participation of all people in Vienna is vital for peaceful and cooperative neighbourly relations in the city.

Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity MA 17) brings district authorities and migrant associations together to promote and support dialogue and exchange at local level.

A young man and an elderly man shake hands after a game of chess.

Good neighbourly relations improve the quality of life for all.

The meetings are an opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange experiences and know-how. Some of the meetings result in cooperations between district authorities and migrant associations who develop joint projects and strategies to promote good neighbourly relations at local level. Urban development projects, park redesign projects and the joint organisation of festivals in public space are some examples of the good cooperation at district level.

The annual festivals "Wir in Favoriten" and "Wir in Ottakring und Penzing" are an opportunity for associations to present their work and the diverse culture of the neighbourhoods. They are a good example of the fruitful cooperation between the city administration, district authorities and residents.

The next festivals take place on 20 May 2017 in Favoriten and on 9 September 2017 in Ottakring.

Contact for this page:
Goran Novakovic (Municipal Department 17)
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