Theater Ecce (Salzburg, 2009)cross sectoral and community arts
Theater Ecce integriert "Randgruppen" in professionelle Theater- und Filmarbeit und thematisiert damit seit 12 Jahren gesellschaftspolitische Themen mit großer Öffentlichkeit. Wir stellen so einen Dialog zwischen Gesellschaftsgruppen und Institutionen (Migrantinnen, Menschen mit Behinderung Psychiatrieerfahrene,... Kunst, Soziales, Gesundheit, Bildung, Wirtschaft, ...) her, die sonst kaum Berührungspunkte haben.more »
zurück im Sommer (Tyrol, 2009)fleisch is mei gmias
In den Blickregimen der Öffentlichkeit sollen Wohnungslose in der Innenstadt von Innsbruck unsichtbar bleiben. Das Projekt zurück im Sommer setzt der Verdrängung von Wohnungslosen bildhafte und erzählende Momente entgegen. Wohnungslose dokumentieren ihre alltäglichen Stationen und fotografieren ihren besten Moment des Tages. Als KuratorInnen der in der Stadt verstreuten Ausstellung formulieren ihre eigenen Bildproduktion den öffentlichen Raum als Frage: Wem gehört die Stadt?more »
anders cool! ZIMD Burschentraining (Vienna, 2009)für Identitätsfindung & friedliche Konfliktlösung
1000 EUR award
Adolescent boys are finding it increasingly difficult to develop their own identity. Time and again, they call attention to themselves by using violence against others or themselves. Schools offer a good way of getting in touch with boys. In the Viennese project, New Ways to be Cool!, workshops in schools give boys aged between ten and sixteen years old, many of whom are from an immigrant background, a safe space where they can find their masculine identity in a constructive way that prevents violence. A newspaper written in bad language and secret castles are among the methods used to reach the boys’ lives. The programme is rounded off by counselling sessions with the teachers before and after the modules. The workshops are free of charge for schools so that they can reach economically and educationally disadvantaged boys in particular.more »
In 2009, the jury awarded the project a prize of €1000 for giving boys the opportunity to “conquer themselves without humiliation”.
St. Gabriel (Styria, 2009)Tagesstrukturierende Maßnahmen für Menschen mit Fluchthintergrund und besonderem Betreuungsbedarf
Für Menschen mit Fluchthintergrund ist es aufgrund sprachlicher Probleme, kultureller Unterschiede und ihres Rechtsstatus oft sehr schwierig sozialpsychiatrische Hilfe in Anspruch zu nehmen. Hier sollen die Maßnahmen ansetzen und diese Personen an bestehende Betreuungseinrichtungen heranführen bzw. eine Voraussetzung für eine langfristige Wohnversorgung u.U. noch während eines laufenden Asylverfahrens schaffen. Die Ziele sind hierbei Strukturierung des Tagesablaufes, Vermittlung gesundheitlicher und integrationsrelevanter Themen, Kochen, Stärkung sozialer Kontakte, Sport, Kennenlernen der Umgebung.more »
Unternehmen Helden (Vienna, 2009)
1000 EUR award
When people work together, they develop relationships with one another as a type of spin-off effect. Manual work provides a good framework for this. In the Heroes Project, firms send their staff to teambuilding workshops where they undertake urgently needed manual work projects in social institutions with the guidance of a specialist. The costs of the workshops cover the costs of the materials. As a result, the social institutions have their manual work projects carried out free of charge and the team members have the opportunity to experience their teamwork in a new way and to think about how they work together over the course of the teambuilding process. The results are positive for both sides. In an uncomplicated way, social work is linked to personnel development activities.more »
The project, which “links teambuilding with benefits for social NGOs”, was awarded a prize of €1000 by the jury in 2009.
School Enrolment and Community Action in Csörög (Hungary, 2009)
Race and class based segregation in Hungarian schools – following trends in the CEE region – has increased since the political changeover. Over 700 schools segregate Roma/socially deprived children at class and school level. The project is about ensuring the equal access of Roma children living in Csörög to quality education in primary school in neighbouring towns and villages. The project sought to achieve this through community empowerment targeted mainly at Roma mothers and complemented by PR and legal defence work.more »
Full use of the legal parameters, public denouncement and an energetic activation of those affected by the situation. This network has had a profound impact on the self-esteem of the dedicated women and subsequently on the Roma community itself, on the way the community is perceived by others, and on the actions of educational and political decision-makers. The Roma mothers become empowered through their own activities and compel those actors who seek to exclude them to be cautious – and to uphold the law. We wish the group every success.
HOUSING FIRST (Slovenia, 2009)Development of a practical model and relevant policies
Project is about development, implementation and evaluation of first model of resettlement program for homeless people in Slovenia. It also aims toward developing more comprehensive and coordinated policies in this field. It is based on „housing first” approach in which the adequate and safe housing is the base for improvement the quality of human life and consequently achieving certain desired changes in the life of an individual.more »
Sexualität - das vollwertige Leben (Czech Republic, 2009)
Das Ziel des Projektes ist es, in der Region Pilsen das erste Kontaktzentrum zu bilden, welches sich systematisch mit der Sexualität, den zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen und der eigenen Identität der jungen Leute mit geistiger Behinderung beschäftigt."more »
Tanz die Toleranz (Vienna, 2009)Tanz die Toleranz
1000 EUR award
Concentrating on the relationships between the actual target group and the “others”, the majority population, offers one way of preventing the stigmatisation of a marginalised group. The aim of the Viennese project, Dancing Tolerance, is to create interaction between people in general. Since the opening of the Wiener Festwochen in 2007, dance has been the starting point for social change in this project. People from all sorts of backgrounds do something here that they have never done before – but they do it together. By working on choreography, they create something new together. What happens before, during and after the rehearsals is an important part of the project. Asylum seekers or “natives” cannot be told apart when they are on the stage. Since 2007, fifteen dance projects involving more than 2,600 dancers from different social backgrounds have been staged with the help of professional artists.more »
In 2009, the jury awarded a prize of €1000 to the project that “is active and integrative on the direct basis of dance”.
neunerHAUS ZAHNARZT (Vienna, 2009)Bedarfsgerechte zahnmedizinische Versorgung für wohnungs- und obdachlose Menschen in Wien
1000 EUR award
Poverty makes people sick. Those who can not afford a roof over their head also have trouble paying the patient’s contributions to the health care system. The embarrassment of being discriminated against in surgeries because of being homeless, as well as the “absolutely normal” fear of dental examinations and treatment mean that many homeless people neglect their dental health to a very large extent, which has all sorts of consequences. Since 2009, the Vienna-based neunerHAUS association provides an extra medical service to all homeless people in Vienna: easily accessible, needs-oriented and affordable dental care. For four hours at a time on four days per week, a total of fourteen dentists, supported by an interdisciplinary team, work on a voluntary basis.more »
In 2009, the jury awarded a prize of €1000 to the “tailor-made, interdisciplinary and target group-oriented” project that “replaces pity with action as a matter of course.”