Nahversorger- Minimarkt im Salzkammergut

1,000 Euro Prize 2008

Country: Austria

Region: Upper Austria

Fields of action: Work, Mental health

Project owner: promente OÖ

Responsible person: Mag. Hans Neußer-Harringer/Helmut Steinkogler

Website: Weblink

What is it about?
Four mini-markets are creating and guaranteeing local access to food and other necessities in Salzkammergut. A delivery service is provided for people who cannot go shopping because their mobility is restricted. Simultaneously, the project offers vocational training to 16 young people with psycho-social difficulties and thus gives them the chance of having a future career. Ultimately, the project also offers people with a socio-psychiatric background the opportunity of work-related rehabilitation. As a further innovation, the project’s strong local links are demonstrated by the speciality section, where food products from the surrounding area are sold.
Appreciation of the Jury
In 2008, the project was awarded a prize of €1000 by the jury for being “destigmatising and future-oriented” and for “adapting its services to the needs of the individual”.