This walk is about belonging, networking, understanding, dialogue. And of course Austrians are welcome on this tour - in English - to open up some dialogue between locals and new arrivals.
The tour is not about tourism, but a symbolic and practical tool to show our new residents how the city works, how beautiful it is, using a map, some apps, and an insight into parks, free culture, food, mobility, and useful groups. Refugees are welcome - that is our key message. We want to signal, in a dignified way, the value that each new wave of migrants bring, refreshing the city with music, language, food, dance and interesting, diverse perspectives.
Those arriving from western Ukraine may well see some architectural reminders of home in our city, since the Habsburg connection unifies us. There is a moving memorial in Türkenschanzpark, to the Cossacks who helped defend this city from an Ottoman siege. And Ukrainians played a central role in the Red Army victory over fascism in central Europe during the second world war. Since the Atomic Energy Agency, UN and OPEC are based here, Vienna could be a player in resolving some of the tensions, once peace negotiations really start.
Eugene made seven reports for FM4 from Donetsk and Kyiv, just before the 2012 European Football Championships, in dialogue with civil society and brave campaigners.
Please tell all your friends and contacts. There is no registration - just show up. Children are welcome, but the focus is more on adults. We will make a later tour just for kids.
If you can't find the group, you can contact your guide Eugene: +43 680 1254 354
Ukrainian journalist Olga Torner and Dmytro Shchurevskyi will translate the tour from English into Ukrainian.
This new event fits into a series of progressive events Whoosh organises. We campaign for democracy, tolerance, diversity and active citizenship.