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Initiative Minderheiten (Initiative for Miniorities)

National Network: 
Gumpendorfer Str. 15/13, 1060 Wien / Vienna
0043 1 966 90 01
Telephone (other): 
0043 1 966 90 02
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

* 5 emploees
* Euro 250.000,-
* ESF, Ministry of Education, The City of Vienna
* Exhibition "Romane Thana - Orte der Roma" (Wien Museum 2014), ROMBAS-Romabildungs- und ausbildungsstudie (2013-2014), Symposium "Mehrsprachigkeit in Wien historisch betrachtet" (2013), Zeitschrift STIMME (quarterly), Radio STIMME
* Romano Centro, Verein Romaservice, Wien Museum, Landesmuseum Burgenland, Arbeiterkammer Wien, VHS Wien etc.

Mission and Objectives: 

Since 1991, Initiative Minderheiten has been advocating for and contributing to creating a society that acknowledges and affords equal treatment and equal rights to minorities in their individual life concepts regardless of their ethnic, social or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or dis/ability. A society can only be considered to have acknowledged minority rights if it facilitates and supports different life concepts in a fair and equal manner. Initiative Minderheiten works towards creating minority alliances.
IM defines a minority as people who experience discrimination based on their ethnic, social or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or dis/ability. Politically, discrimination means excluding certain people from certain rights; socially, it means experiencing prejudices and exclusions. This definition is not based on a group’s number of members, but rather on their lack of power in comparison to that of the hegemonic majority.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Exhibition "Gastarbajteri - 40 Jahre Arbeitsmigration" (Gastarbajteri - 40 Years of Labor Migration, Wien Museum and Hauptbücherei 2004),

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

* with our magazine STIMME
* with our radio programm Radio STIMME
* with our newwsletter
* with facbook

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

* communication
* projects

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Cornelia Kogoj
Head of the organisation: 
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Gamze Ongan