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in our international seminar house in Tyrol

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Intercultural Encounters

adult education for people from all over the world

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Professional Exchange

education and training of committed adults

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Living Dialogue

on social issues and topics pertaining to SOS Children's Villages

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Discover, explore and experience the history of SOS Children's Villages

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Important news: Suspension of seminary operations to provide emergency care and housing for young people from Ukraine

Official statement

Hermann Gmeiner Academy

International training centre of SOS Children's Villages and seminar house

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 SOS Children's Villages and other social organizations and can be booked on a collaborative basis. 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.

2nd Photo (Education): Stefan Lechner Photography

News from the Hermann Gmeiner Academy

Seminar Centre

Closed for maintenance from August 9 to August 27, 2021

August 6 2021 - Due to maintenance work, our house will be closed from 9 to 27 August 2021. Our reception can still be reached at We look forward to seeing you again in September!

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