Tu was, dann tut sich was.
Tu was year in the Lungau region ends in December 2011
66 projects have been realized
Next region: Steirische Eisenstraße, Styria
Tu was, dann tut sich was is a joint initiative of 6 foundations (ERSTE Stiftung, Essl Stiftung, Turnauer Sitftung, Schweighofer Stiftung, Humer Stiftung und Unruhe Stiftung; the so called SinnStifter, “sense makers”) in cooperation with the Internationales Forschungszentrum für Soziale und Ethische Fragen (ifz). The aim of the initiative is to spark sustainable development in structurally weak regions of Austria.
For the past year, the Salzburg region of Lungau has been the centre of attention of Tu was, dann tut sich was. 66 projects have been realized as part of the Tu was initiative, for example the MiniBibliothek, the Schule der Nachhaltigkeit (sustainability school), the Tauernroggenfest (a regional festival) and the film project “früher”, the Treffpunkt second hand shop, which will enable locals to buy used clothes at a favourable price without stigmatisation, and the picknick table that provides a space for wheel-chair users (see photo) and which is intended to be installed in every municipality of the Lungau.
The next region to be “sparked” by the Tu was initiative is the Steirische Eisenstraße (Styrian Iron Trail), a structurally weak region in the province of Styria.
More information on the initiative is available at www.tu-was.at.