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Who we are

and what we do

Students’ Impact Initiative is a non-political student organization that gives students a platform to be involved in the social change making mechanism in Austria. We create social businesses, and teach middle and high school children about societal issues.

  • Engage new communities outside of the current bubble
  • Educate the youth with workshops created via human-centered design
  • Execute change by taking on the task of implementation

OUR CURRENT FOCUS AREAS

WASTE AND FOOD WASTE

textile waste, food waste, and more.

GENDER EQUALITY

focusing on core issues within gender equality that is related to mindset as well as empowerment, capacity building and more.

DIGITALISATION

information literacy/fake news, echo chambers and more.
We strive to make socially-conscious the baseline for all people.

HOW WE DO IT

More info

One Day is an annual conference that enables people to create ideas to help and solve societal challenges.

CONCEPT:

1. IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEMS: The expertise
The conference hosts three tracks: Waste/Food Waste, Gender Equality and Digital Literacy. We talk to academics, civil society and the private sector to identify the problem areas of each issue.

2. FORMING THE CHALLENGES
Refining the expertise
We structure the information gained about the problem areas and turn these into specific challenges to use at the conference.

3. THE CONFERENCE: Coming up with the solutions!
Experts introduce the background of the issue you chose. You work in a group of six on a challenge of this issue supported by the experts. The aim is to come up with solutions in the outputs of: social businesses, app/websites, awareness campaigns and educational frameworks!

4. SHAPING THE OUTCOMES: Refinement
Our team evaluates the outcomes and develop an action plan on the implementation of the chosen ideas.

5. IMPLEMENTATION: This is our focus. Let’s get to work!
Conferences do not have to end in just inspiration and empowerment. This is what sets us apart! Our team will implement the best ideas along with regular progress reports.

PRAGMATISM

We aim to provide the general public with options to embrace a more socially-conscious lifestyle without feeling the transition. So, we identify problem areas through our talks to the academics, civil society and the private sector and create options in the forms of the following:

 

MINDSET

The key to an aware and action-oriented generation is to start in the roots. We facilitate workshops with high school students to expose them to pressing social issues in an engaging manner and provide them with the tools to make a difference.

 

PRAGMATISM

We aim to provide the general public with options to embrace a more socially-conscious lifestyle without feeling the transition. So, we identify problem areas through our talks to the academics, civil society and the private sector and create options in the forms of the following:

  • Social businesses
  • Apps/Websites
  • and awareness campaigns.

MINDSET

The key to an aware and action-oriented generation is to start in the roots. We facilitate workshops with high school students to expose them to pressing social issues in an engaging manner and provide them with the tools to make a difference.

 

Social businesses

APPs/WEBSITES

Awareness campaigns

Educational Frameworks

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

JOIN US

If you are enrolled in an university in Vienna, you can apply to join our team and work with other like-minded individuals to make your idea a reality while developing your professional skills in the areas of sales, marketing, human resources, project management, and finance. To learn more, please click here.

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START A NEW CHAPTER

If you are living in a different state than Vienna, you can apply to start a new chapter of Students’ Impact Initiative in your city! You will go through an extensive leadership program including trainings and workshops about project management, marketing, human resources, sales, leadership, soft skills and more. Initiators receive mentoring for a full year during their first year of setting up their chapter. To find out more, please contact us on our Facebook page here.

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CONNECT and CONNECT US

If you cannot make the commitment to join our team, you can volunteer in our annual conference every March. To contact us, please click here. Also, you can connect us with colleagues or organizations that are suitable for partnerships. Introduce us in an email! (partnerships@siiaustria.com)

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PARTNER

We welcome all organisations and individuals interested in connecting with us to empower and strengthen the social change making mechanism in Austria. Please contact us at partnerships@siiaustria.com

LAST EVENT

ONE DAY: The Stammtisch
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