GEMMA is a non-profit organization for supporting the youth and youth culture and has a focus on EU-programs like “youth in action”. The organization was founded by Marc Germeshausen und Stefan Mak in June 2008. It is also the governing body of a network against violence and abuse. A lot of facilities and institutes of the province of Carinthia are part of this network. In general GEMMA realizes a lot of social and cultural projects and events within the region.
The heart of GEMMA beats for youth projects and GEMMA can look back on a big list of successfully realized projects after all the years. There are fixed annual events like the “Community Kunst”, concerts, running and beach volleyball events etc. GEMMA also has long-term projects lasting over a year like projects intended to strengthen young people in their life and their cultural environment. Overall the organization gives young people a chance and provides a platform for actively implementing their ideas.