Walter J. Knoglinger

Position and Company: Teamlead | Youthplatform of Salzburg's Federal State
Country: Austria

Walter J. Knoglinger is responsible for “S-Pass”, the official Youthcard of the federal state of Salzburg since 2011. “Youthcard” in this context is defined as a membershipcard, issued for youngsters between 12 and 26 providing discounts, mobility offers, information and services meeting the demands of its members.

He has been working in the wide field of Youthwork since 2000. Over the years he has initiated several participation projects aswell as building up communication plattforms for
youngsters within Austria and the european wide Network eyca “european youth card assosciaton”.

Over last 5 years the main focus of his work was the digitalising of the existing services and offers. Therefore ,an app has been realized with the main feature called “card in mobile”:  for the first time ever, digital membercards haven been officially acknowledged as proof of age and additional offers like digitalized cards for reduction on public transport have been added among several other features.
The actual amount of app users show the acceptance and popularity: currently 42.000 youngsters have installed the s-pass app on their mobile phones with a growing tendency.

New digital offers are constantly developed by his team and through the permantant collaboration with the european partner youth cards.