Neighbours in Vienna

3. díj 2014

Ország: Ausztria

Régió: Bécs

Szektor: Civil társadalom / Szociális gazdaság

Tevékenységi területek: Gender

Projektgazda szervezet: NACHBARINNEN in Wien

Felelős személy: Ayten Pacariz

Honlap: Tovább a honlapra

Miről szól a projekt?

The currently 12 Neighbours come from Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, the Chechen Republic. In the 2nd, 12th, 20th Viennese districts, they motivate women of the same language background, who with their families live withdrawn lives, to participate in society around them. They accompany their first steps outside. Often, putting them into contact with a municipal or counselling institution does the trick. There are also "culture breakfasts" with presentations on education and health, exercise groups, sewing courses, German courses, as well as coaching and leisure activities for children. The Neighbours themselves are being accompanied professionally. Soon they'll pass on their knowledge to Neighbours in Linz.

A zsűri elismerése

The "Neighbours" baffle by simultaneity: to use common access to a "foreign" culture to build a bridge to the current social and linguistic environment, to use concern about family to emancipate women from their families, to draw women out of their seclusion by very traditional offers. Implementation is also socially innovative: active participation is required (women must do something for themselves in exchange for their children's coaching); resources are looked for, linked, built up; a clear framework allows ingenious self-organisation; after successful accompaniment, the women/families usually continue to participate in project activities. And altered notions and ideas have taken root …