United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in partnership with BMW Group, is inviting not-for-profit organizations for the Intercultural Innovation Award 2014. The major aim of the award is to strengthen their commitment to encouraging cultural diversity and coexistence among communities.
Innovative and sustainable projects around the world that are promoting dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural backgrounds using novel and creative methods are expected as entries.
Ten organizations receive the award every year. Winners become members of the World Intercultural Facility for Innovation (WIFI).
Awardees get one-year support and consulting from the UNAOC and the BMW Group.
Eligibility Criteria –
Entry must be projects implemented by non-for-profit organization such as a non-governmental organization, charitable organization, research and educational institution, labor union, indigenous group, faith-based organization, professional association, foundation and local or municipal branches of government.
Applying organizations must have been operational for a minimum of 2 year before August 28, 2014; with funding base and project implementation.
Applying organization’s field of action must fall within at least one of the following themes – migration and integration; intercultural awareness; education for intercultural citizenship; the role of specific groups (faith-based; women; youth; media) in promoting intercultural understanding.
The applying organization must have the willingness to expand the range of action of the project with the UNAOC, the BMW Group and other partners.
Organizations that have previously received any UNAOC recognition are not eligible.
Projects that have been submitted to previous editions are eligible and encouraged to apply again.
For more information, please visit The Award page.