The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group.

The Award searches for grassroots projects around the world that are promoting dialogue and cooperation among people from different cultural backgrounds using novel and creative methods.

Not-for-profit organizations that are active in promoting intercultural understanding, with a track record of managing intercultural projects and willingness to expand their range of action, are eligible to apply. These organizations should be working in the fields of:

– migration and integration;

– intercultural awareness;

– education for intercultural citizenship;

– and/or be organizations addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)

Ten organizations with sustainable and innovative intercultural projects that have potential for expansion and replication will be awarded funding and strategic support by the BMW Group and the UNAOC.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 5:00 pm New York City time.

The top ten finalists will be invited to present their projects at the 7th UNAOC Global Forum 

A total of 100,500 USD is offered to the awardees, of which 40,000 USD goes to the first placed project.

Click here to start the application

For more details, you can check the applications guidelines