In addition to our various paid projects, SERI has supported civil society organisations since its foundation 20 years ago. As part of Scientist4Future (S4F), SERI founder Fritz Hinterberger is frequently asked to advise the new social movements for climate protection such as Fridays for Future (FFF) and Extinction Rebellion.

In this context, a significant event was held on 30 August at the University of Applied Arts. 20 Viennese district politicians from all relevant parties and many of Vienna’s 23 districts discussed with FFF and S4F which tangible actions can be taken at the local level in view of the threatening climate crisis. “Due to the positive feedback, we would like to organize another meeting soon. We see a great opportunity in supporting and involving the districts in our area of concern”, said Anna Lindorfer, organizer of the Fridays for Future Vienna meeting, at the end of the 3-hour event.