The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group have announced the launch of the 2012 Intercultural Innovation Award. The BMW Group Award for Intercultural Innovation, in support of the Alliance of Civilizations, under the auspices of the United Nations (otherwise known as the Intercultural Innovation Award) searches for innovative and sustainable projects around the world that are encouraging dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural backgrounds using novel and creative methods.
Not-for-profit organizations that are active in the fields of migration and integration; intercultural awareness; education for intercultural citizenship; the role of specific groups (faith-based; women; youth; media) in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track records in managing intercultural projects and willingness to expand their range of action, are eligible to apply.
The Intercultural Innovation Award will be bestowed upon ten organizations. Winners will become members of the “World Intercultural Facility for Innovation” (WIFI), and the top five will draw from one-year support and consulting from the UNAOC and the BMW Group.
Five top winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony that will take place at the 5th Forum of the UNAOC in Vienna, Austria in February 2013. The total price pool for 2012 is USD 100,000, with a first price of USD 50,000. Projects will be supported during one year in order to help them expand to other contexts where they might be relevant.
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