Local social networks as regional innovation hubs

In assisting the Local Agenda 21 process in Vienna, PlanSinn focuses on cooperation networks with strong roots in the respective district. The mix of local social institutions, proactive residents and local politicians is the ideal breeding ground for effective and sustainable local projects.

In order to gain a foothold in the extensive Donaustadt district and get to grips with the concerns and interests of the local residents, the AgendaTeam focused its activity at neighbourhood level. The local networks serve as information hubs, ideas workshops for cooperative projects and as temporary organisation offices monitoring the implementation of these projects, e.g. the Norwegerviertel Erzherzog-Karl-Stadt intergenerational platform and the Hirschstetten and Stadlau neighbourhood networks.