Adult training

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The primary educational mandate of the Hermann Gmeiner Academy targets SOS co-workers from around the world. In addition to this, specific events also address the local population. We take a holistic educational approach. Every co-worker identifies personally with the organisation as a whole, every individual develops his or her own way of interacting with society, participants at our events are strengthened in this and are invited to reflect, paving the way for inspiration to follow – these are the educational functions of the Hermann Gmeiner Academy.

Day events provide additional scope for discussion, possibilities for networking and the exchange of knowledge.


Educational opportunities for SOS co-workers



Introduction Days for new SOS Children's Villages co-workers

A unique opportunity to learn more about SOS Children’s Villages as an international federation but also to meet other co-workers and discover and exchange on individual experiences within diverse positions and projects.
  • Introduction Days 2017: 18 – 20 April 2017, 17 – 20 July 2017 and 2 – 5 October 2017
  • Introduction Days 2016: 12 – 14 April 2016 and 4 – 6 October 2016 
  • Introduction Days 2015: 25 – 27 March 2015 and 29 Sept – 1 Oct 2015
  • Introduction Days 2014: 11-13 June 2014 and 28-30 October 2014
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Development Cooperation Talks

Raising awareness on the work of SOS CV as a development cooperation organization engineering social development in all our areas of operation is the challenge we undertake with all participant in the series of talks on development cooperation. The DC-Talks is an internal platform offering spaces for learning, sharing and discussion opportunities on central issues like development, development cooperation, partnership, help, needs, sustainability, diversity, social development etc. read more ...

Visiting SOS Children's Programmes


Events for the general public