Festival theme Social Warmth

In 2019 the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS will take place in the region of Perg-Strudengau, one of Upper Austria´s LEADER-regions. The theme of the festival is SOCIAL WARMTH. Exploring the concept of Social Warmth and what it may mean in today’s world is at the heart of the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS 2019. How can it be sustained in times of Austerity and a political climate of Social Coldness? Is it about hospitality, conviviality, or collaborations? Is it doing things together like cooking and eating, sitting around the bonfire? Is it about solidarity, social cohesion or common good? What attitudes and actions can create it? What roles can individuals and communities play in its development? What could be models of Social Warmth? Is it a Utopian concept?