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April 2010: Hartwig Imlinger founds the Großes Schiff association together with Ivana Reyero.

First as chairman, then as CEO, he is responsible for representing the Großes Schiff association to the outside world and the public, as well as for financial and personnel administration.

Hartwig Imlinger can look back on about 25 years of experience in the field of education in various settings.

Two constants run through his career: Interculturality and multilingualism.

He started in the Vienna Parkbetreuung.

After completing his studies in communication sciences, Hartwig Imlinger was able to carry out his social service in Argentina in the capital Buenos Aires at CAINA, a day centre for children and young people living on the streets.

Back in Vienna, he was able to manage EU projects with children and young people at the Juvivo association, in addition to working as a youth worker, from submission to implementation to reporting with financial responsibility.

Then came the conception, implementation and management of the EU project JUMIGG (Young Multipliers against Violence), which was carried out in 5 EU countries, for the Multicultural Network Association (budget volume: over 500,000 euros) in the 7th district, whose overall pedagogical management he then also took over for 2 years.

At the same time, the Großes Schiff association became increasingly important in his life. Together with Ivana Reyero, Hartwig Imlinger founded the association's first educational facility in 2015: "La Rueda Kindergruppe" i
n Wasnergasse. In the meantime, the association can offer four children's groups at four different locations, three around the Augarten and one in the 22nd district. The association is an employer for about 18 staff members. The annual turnover including EU projects is expected to be around 700,000 euros in 2022.

Hartwig Imlinger is a teacher in the training for children's group leaders of the association Wiener Kindergruppen, as well as a trainer for the self-awareness of young adults in the FSJ - Voluntary Social Year, and currently as a trainer for "digital education" in Vienna for kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers and secondary school teachers from Turkey through the Erasmus+ programme.

The Association is now also a project partner in an Erasmus+ project with Spain, Ireland and Belgium as partner countries, two universities and the topic of multilingualism for young children in focus.



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