Hermann Gmeiner Day 2016

„I wish above all that all polemics soon come an end that are carried out on the backs of the children who need our help and which onlyserve to harm them“ Hermann Gmeiner
photo: © canstockphoto.de

Subject: "Migration offers opportunities for diversity. Let‘s take the chance!" An invitation to switch perspectives.

The Hermann Gmeiner Day 2016 took place on 26 April 2016 at SOS Children's Village Hermann Gmeiner Academy in Innsbruck.


  • Remarkable stories told by youths who dared to hit the road
  • A follow up panel discussion, facilitated by youths, stimulates our appreciation for the living situations of young migrants


09:00 am Welcome

09:30 am


Opening and greeting - President 

Introduction to the programme

09:40 am


"Like open books ..."

Listening to stories from young people who dared to hit the road



11:20 am Comments and questions from the entire audience
12:00 am Conclusio
12:15 pm Lunch
02:00 pm

Departure to SOS-Kinderdorf Imst

alternatively: little football tournament at the Hermann Gmeiner Academy

without visit of SOS Children's Village at Imst

03:00 pm Hermann Gmeiner memorial divine service followed by coffee and tea
05:00 pm Individual journey home / departure to Innsbruck


Thank you for your visit!