Review: 2nd Policy Lab on “Education & Participation” in Vienna

Host and District Mayor of Meidling, Wilfried Zankl and Shams Asadi, Human Rights commissioner of the City of Vienna, welcomed the approx. 35 participants. Sarah Theierling, project manager, summarized the results of the first policy lab that took place on the 23rd of February.

The goals of the second policy lab were: 1. Deepen the knowledge about the three action fields identified in the first policy lab, 2. Exchange and discuss about the current challenges, as well as possible solutions, 3. review the feasibility of solution ideas 5. Develop concrete micro experiments for the period of June- November.

In the first session external experts were invited to speak about their working fields, current challenges and developments in the respective areas: 1. School – combined offers for pupils & their parents, 2. Leisure – role models in digital & public space and 3. Work – empowerment & future prospects.

Later the participants developed ideas for micro experiments 1. School – “Open School Café”, 2. Leisure – Social Media Campaign about Human Rights”, 3. Work – “What do you do? Job perspectives for young adults” and concretized next steps towards implementation.

The micro experiments will be further elaborated, implemented and tested between June and November. The process will be accompanied by the Human Rights Office. The results of the micro experiments as well as possibilities for continuation will be presented at the 3rd Policy Lab on the 16th of November 2023.