Due to expulsion and emigration Austria lost a lot of knowledge on the way to the knowledge society. At the same time our country gained valuable knowledge by immigration.
SoL Austria, therefore, supports the “Fest der 1000” and “the Celebration of the 1000”. With this event in public space Austria appreciates immigrated and emigrated intellectual personalities - and explores new ways of a conscious handling with knowledge in society.
The “Celebration of the 1000” starts with the arrangement of 175 Knowledge Trees in the Vienna city centre, on which the 1000 personalities are portrayed. The ceremony takes place on May 21st 2008 - the UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
Please find more information about the celebration at http://www.festder1000.at