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May 22, 2016

Unistream wins UN inter-cultural innovation award

World body recognizes Israeli social entrepreneurial program creating change by empowering teens from underprivileged communities to build startups.

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May 18, 2016

Working Together for a Better City – and World

Give Something Back to Berlin founder, Annamaria Olsson, gets real about integration, innovation and more.

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April 29, 2016

Engaging India, Pak in cultural activities

Delhi based Non-Government Organisation, Routes2Roots (R2R) has been recently honoured with the award of ‘The Inter-Cultural Innovation Award-2016’ from United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku, for it’s ‘World Largest Oral History Programme, Exchange For Change’.

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April 29, 2016

Blessing Basket Project earns UN finalist recognition

Several years ago, CEO Theresa Carrington was alone and surrounded by five men in a dark alley in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Danger was imminent, but she had to catch a former employee who stole $27,000 and dozens of baskets made by artisans from The Blessing Basket Project, her St. Louis-based nonprofit that helps reduce global poverty by paying above market-rate wages to artisans around the world who make the baskets.

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April 29, 2016

Safecity Honoured

‘Safecity’ a project by the Red Dot Foundation of India received the 3rd prize at this year’s Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) Ceremony. In 2014, Mumbai headquartered Red Dot Foundation was the Runner Up at the Facebook Access Now Award for Social Innovation. It is hugely popular in the Indian IT and BPO sectors.

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April 27, 2016

Auszeichnung Initiative „Give Something Back to Berlin“ erhält Preis der UN

Sie kochen gemeinsam, bieten Deutschkurse und Übersetzungen an, spielen Theater, organisieren Kunstworkshops und betreuen Kinder. Die Berliner Sozial-Initiative „Give Something Back to Berlin“ verbindet. Sie unterstützt Neu-Berliner, darunter Hunderte Flüchtlinge. Für ihr soziales Miteinander ist die Initiative am Dienstagabend im aserbaidschanischen Baku mit dem „Intercultural Innovation Award 2016“ ausgezeichnet worden.

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April 27, 2016

Initiative für soziales Miteinander ausgezeichnet

Zunächst war die Sozial-Plattform “Give Something Back to Berlin” dafür gedacht, Kontakte zu knüpfen und sich ehrenamtlich zu engagieren. Mit den Flüchtlingen sind zahlreiche weitere Projekte hinzugekommen. Jetzt wurde dieses Engagement mit einem Preis der UN ausgezeichnet.

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April 27, 2016

Berliner Internet-Plattform gewinnt internationalen Preis

Die Berliner Sozial-Initiative “Give Something Back to Berlin” ist mit dem “Intercultural Innovation Award 2016″ ausgezeichnet worden.

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April 27, 2016

Initiative “Give Something Back to Berlin” ausgezeichnet

Das Berliner Projekt setzte sich gegen knapp 1000 Bewerber aus 120 Ländern durch

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April 26, 2016

BMW Group Vice President: It’s a privilege and honor to be part of UN Alliance of Civilizations in Baku

“Our expectations are that tonight we will give out our award for intercultural innovation with His Excellency UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Other expectations are that we hope this would be a further step in promoting intercultural understanding around the world”

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April 26, 2016

German community integration project wins UN intercultural innovation award

A project platform and network that makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to Berlin’s large non-German speaking population – winner of an intercultural innovation award at a United Nations forum in Baku today – was sparked by one woman’s own migrant experience and the rise of xenophobia in Europe.

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November 30, 2015

Building a more peaceful society – one story at a time

A card game that brings people together

“Tell a story from a moment you will always remember”.

You sit together with a group of strangers; you are all from different cultures, ages, ethnicities and mindsets. You hand around cards with this question and similar questions tackling topics from all the aspects a human can face during his or her lifetime. You laugh together. You cry together. You argue with each other; and afterwards you feel that something changed within yourself or your opinion of someone.

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