About the Conference
From 28 to 29 January 2019 the 6th International Mayors‘ Conference NOW, revolving around strengthening social cohesion and youth participation, took place in Vienna. In order to find ways to secure the participation of young people in the political discourse and understand their concerns, Act.Now brought together 240 participants from 28 countries – about a third of them young men and women from Europe, the Balkans and the MENAT region, to talk with the youth, not about them. That way it was ensured that the young participants were able to enter into an open, honest and respectful dialogue with educational experts, mayors and other decision-makers to shape the societies they are living in. Participants were given a platform to share their experiences from projects they realised in their respective community and were able to initiate new project ideas based on the learnings of the two days of extensive discourse. A final report will be published soon.