Unternehmen Helden

1,000 Euro Prize 2009

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Fields of action: Adult education, Other

Project owner: Heimwerkerei Kursveranstaltungs GmbH

Responsible person: Alexander Litschauer

What is it about?

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.

Appreciation of the Jury

The project, which “links teambuilding with benefits for social NGOs”, was awarded a prize of €1000 by the jury in 2009.