We asked Humanitarian and global networker Killian Kleinschmidt how the waves of asylum seekers coming to Austria will affect society and the economy in the long run.

Kleinschmidt was the director of the Zataari refugee camp, the 2nd largest in the world. Later he worked at the camp in Traiskirchen in Lower Austria.

 

Dear Readers,
People reaching Austria and seeking refuge will not only enrich our culture and diversify our society, they will primarily force us to rethink how we function and where we have failed.

We all will thrive as we are challenged. We need to be creative and innovative as this is not easy!

Integrating thousands into our labour market, into our housing and into our social life will revitalise our Europe.

We perform better under pressure!
Killian

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Humanitarian and global networker Killian Kleinschmidt was the director of the Za'atari refugee camp, the second largest in the world. Later he worked at the camp in Traiskirchen in Lower Austria. In 2014, he founded the IPA Innovation and Planning Agency in Vienna (www.switxboard.net)