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On March 23rd, Ute Bock was our guest at the Hub Vienna. She followed the invitation of Hub member Eva Krappinger, who presented the results of the facebook-campaign she ran for Mrs. Bock’s refugees’ project last December and January.

Ute Bock gave a personal impression of her work and daily routine and reported on the extreme mental strain of asylum seekers, arbitrary acts by the authorities but also about unexpected assistance and help. She stressed that her biggest aim is that the kids go to school because to her education is the most important to ameliorate their situation.

In the following lively discussion that lasted nearly two hours people exchanged their opinions and experiences on the topic and were interested in juristic and legal details but also in possibilities to support the refugees’ project. At 10 p.m. Mrs. Bock took a taxi back to her office to sort through the mail and left the attendees impressed and inspired. The campaign is planned to be continued and to gather new funding ideas.

Matthias Reisinger IMPACT IS… Doing what makes you come alive in a way it contributes to more than just yourself. WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE BECOMING PART OF THE IMPACT HUB VIENNA TEAM? I was finishing my studies and building up emersense, the NGO which gave birth to the Hub WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Prototyping the new way of doing business WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE ACHIEVED AS PART OF THE IHV TEAM BY THE END OF THE YEAR? Hosting the impact eco-system in Austria and bringing it to the next level WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SUNDAY LOOK LIKE? Excercize + Chillaxation + Good Food & Good Movie in Good Company WHAT IS AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOU THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW? When I was learning the piano as a child, I refused to learn the music pieces I was supposed to, but only wanted to play my own compositions PLACE OF BIRTH? Linz, Austria LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK? German, English, French

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