Hermann Gmeiner Day 2018

I wish above all that all polemics soon come to an end that are carried out on the backs of the children who need our help and which only serve to harm them.

Hermann Gmeiner

"You(th) can!
Getting ready for work life. Challenges - Opportunities - Strategies"

The Hermann Gmeiner Day 2018 takes place on 22 June 2018 at SOS Children's Village Hermann Gmeiner Academy in Innsbruck.

What to expect?

  • Insights into formal and informal labour market developments
  • Better understanding of the challenges young people are facing when entering the job market
  • Information about initiatives to support young people when entering the job market


  • 12:00 Welcome
  • 12:15 Invitation for lunch
  • 01:30 Opening and greeting - President Kay Vorwerk
  • 01:40 Introduction to the programme - Christian Honold
  • 01:45 Panel exchange by Christoph Selig, Andrea Baumgart- ner, Nadja Malak, Belachew Gebrewold
  • 03:15 Break
  • 03:45 Deeper arguments in small group discussions
  • 04:45 Compression of results
  • 05:00 Rounding off 05:15 Break
  • 05:30 Hermann Gmeiner Award 2018 Ceremony
  • by President Siddhartha Kaul and President Kay Vorwerk
  • 07:00 Invitation for Dinner / Barbecue


*Mr. Christoph Selig
Leading the Go Teach Team — Deutsche Post/ DHL; graduated at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht, Berlin; in co-operation with SOS-CV with regard to integration of young people into labour market * Mrs Andrea Baumgartner Department Head of „Die Berater“, international labour market and professional training and consulting organisation

*Mrs. Andrea Baumgartner
Head of Corporate Partnership, SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit and Protagonist of Initiative ‚YouthCan!“

*Mr. Belachew Gebrewold
Political Scientist; Department head of Social Work/ Social Politics at the MCI Management Center Innsbruck — The Entrepreneurial School


Thank you for joining us!

Further Hermann Gmeiner Days

Here you will find information about further Hermann Gmeiner Days: 


For more information please contact:

Dr. Christian Honold
+43 512 3316 5682