Village In The City call #10: Making Tulln a ‘town of togetherness’ with Stefanie Jirgal and Dr Michael Vogler

Tulln an der Donau is a town of some 14,500 inhabitants on the river Danube about half an hour from Vienna. in 2018 Mayor Peter Eisenschenk decided that Tulln should become a ‘town of togetherness’, and Stefanie Jirgal and Michael Vogler began to work with him and the townspeople on how this might be achieved.

Stefanie and Michael have diverse backgrounds – in coaching, in organisation and culture development, in conflict resolution and in history and philosophy. They started to tackle the project by thinking widely about how communities arrive and thrive, and have produced many initiatives and local partnerships based on their unique ‘mushroom model’*. Mushrooms are delicious to eat, but even though they appear overnight are not random happenings – they depend on a layer of mycelium beneath the soil.

We will have an not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear in English about Stefanie and Michael’s work, their ideas, and their experiences over the past few years in working towards a ‘town of togetherness’. They have enthusiastically joined Village In The City and we are delighted to have them as our guests.

As usual there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with Stefanie and Michael, ask questions and to meet other participants and village-builders on the call. The Zoom event is on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 4pm UK time (17h CET) for about an hour. Open to all, free to join. Register at

*This ‘mushroom model’ has nothing to do with the English joke about ‘being kept in the dark and fed a lot of sh*t’!


Apr 14 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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