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June 27, 2015

Third Capacity-Building Workshop for Intercultural Innovation Awardees held in São Paulo by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group

In Brazil from 22 to 25 June 2015, the United Nations Alliance of Civilization and BMW Group hosted a workshop in collaboration with the BMW Foundation and Vaga Lume, an organization based in São Paulo who received the Intercultural Innovation Award in 2011.

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May 18, 2015

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group Launch Search for Innovative Projects that Promote Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that are working to alleviate identity-based tensions and conflicts around the world using innovative methods are encouraged to apply online at interculturalinnovation.org. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 5:00pm in New York.

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April 17, 2015

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group Host Second Capacity Building Workshop for Recipients of the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award

Fundraising, leadership and interpersonal excellence, were the main focus of the second capacity building workshop for the recipients of the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award. Hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group, the workshop took place in Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, from the 8th to the 11th of April. It concluded with a field trip visit to Welcoming America, one of the awarded organization based in Atlanta that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.

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November 10, 2014

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group Host a Capacity Building Workshop for Recipients of the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award

Strategic communication, planning and implementation were the main focus of a capacity building workshop for ten recipients of the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award. Hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group, the workshop took place at BMW Group Headquarters in Munich, Germany from October 12 to October 17, 2014.

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August 28, 2014

At Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, UNAOC and BMW Group announce 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award Winners

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group announced the rankings for 11 finalists of the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) on the eve of the Sixth Global Forum of the UNAOC. All finalists will be awarded support to help their project grow.

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August 5, 2014

BMW Group and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Announce Finalists for the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group have announced the 11 project finalists for the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award. More than 600 applications were received from over 100 countries in a highly competitive selection process.

The final podium will be announced within the framework of the 6th Global Forum of the UNAOC in Bali, Indonesia. The official award ceremony will take place on 28 August and will be chaired by President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Bill McAndrews, Head of Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications, BMW Group, in the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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March 12, 2014

Applications Are Now Accepted

The BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) have started, under the  Intercultural Innovation Award, their annual search for grass-root organizations engaged in innovative cross-cultural work.

Ten organizations with grassroots projects that promote intercultural understanding in new and sustainable ways will be awarded funding and strategic support by the BMW Group and the UNAOC. To be considered, organizations must apply online by Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm New York City time.

The top ten finalists will be invited to present their projects at the 6th UNAOC Global Forum in August 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. A total of 100,500 USD is offered to the awardees, of which 40,000 USD goes to the winning project.

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February 26, 2013

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group announce winners of Intercultural Innovation Award

The Viennese Volkstheatre was host to the UNAOC and the BMW Group last night in celebration of The Intercultural Innovation Award. The coveted international Award is part of an unprecedented partnership between the UNAOC and the BMW Group. Designed to contribute towards social stability and economic growth in multicultural societies, the Award is given to innovative grassroots projects promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding.

 

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2013 Award Ceremony video

February 12, 2013

UNAOC AND BMW GROUP ANNOUNCE 2013 FINALISTS

Ten finalists will present their projects at the Viennese Volkstheatre on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in the presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. High-level representatives of the UNAOC and the BMW Group will give the Award to the five top organizations.

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January 18, 2013

What is Intercultural Innovation?

Check out the latest contribution to our section “Innovation.”  Dr. Fethi Mansouri, Director of the Strategic Research Centre for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University, Australia (and one of our jurors), reflects about the “intercultural innovation challenge.”

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January 15, 2013

Join us at the Award Ceremony!

Final chance to express your interest in participating in the 5th Global UNAOC Forum, taking place in Vienna on February 27-28, 2013. The Award Ceremony will take place at the opening Cultural Night on the 26. Deadline: Thursday, 17 of January 2013 ; 6.00 p.m. Vienna time.

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December 18, 2012

Cities have a Powerful Role to Play in Immigrant Integration

Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree reflects on the relation of migrants and cities on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

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