in our international seminar house in Tyrol
Adult education for people from all over the world
Education and training of committed adults
on social and children's village topics
Discover, explore and experience the history of SOS Children's Villages
We are a platform dedicated to the professional exchange, training and further education of the employees of SOS Children’s Villages and the location of many conferences essential to the organisation’s work. Our archive constitutes the memory of SOS Children’s Villages. Additionally, our research also focuses on topics relating to childhood, family and organizational culture.
Furthermore, the academy is responsible for the distribution of awards recognizing the special commitment and achievements of program participants and employees around the world. Our house is also open to the many friends of the SOS Children's Village and other social organizations and can be booked by them. Our heart and professional commitment is for a world of tomorrow in which all children are respected, loved and supported in their development so that they have many opportunities for a self-determined, happy life.
The Hermann Gmeiner Academy - more than just a hotel and seminar house, it is a place of encounter and learning, where the spirit of the SOS Children's Villages can be felt.
Find out what the Hermann Gmeiner Academy has to offer in the area of education: workshops, trainings and research.
Awards from the Hermann Gmeiner Academy: SOS Children's Village Ring & Decoration, Helmut Kutin Prize or Hermann Gmeiner Prize.
Have you ever been interested in the roots of the SOS Children's Village? Have you always wanted to know how it has developed in relation to its tasks & structures?
August 6 2020
Despite high hopes and enormous willingness to carry out the Harvesting 2020 workshop later this year, the workshop had to be postponed again as health and security of participants is of utmost importance and the Corona situation still does not allow international meetings. The Harvesting 2020 workshop will be carried out Monday, 26 April to 3 May 2021.
July 6 2020
The Hermann Gmeiner Academy will be open for business throughout the entire summer of 2020 - with the health and safety of our guests and staff of course continuing to be our top priority. We are looking forward to hosting your events, seminars and vacations!
May 25 2020
We are looking forward to having you with us again come June! Here you will find the latest information concerning our reopening. Stay healthy and see you soon!
Read the inspiring stories of the participants of our Harvesting workshops from all over the world.
Photos: © Stefan Lechner Photography