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Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) 2016

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We are looking for successful, solution-oriented projects within the intercultural dialogue!
The „Intercultural Achievement Award” (IAA) is a key project of the intercultural dialogue. The award honours successful, innovative projects in the field of the intercultural dialogue, both in Austria and on a global scale. The award is open to all those who identify and make use of opportunities within intercultural communal life. It is also designed for those who have successfully explored new avenues within the intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural actions, and who have promoted the dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.

What prizes will be awarded?

Category Sustainability: “Best practice project”
Category Timeliness: “Best project with reference to current issues”
Category Innovation: “Most innovative intercultural project”
Category Media: “Best media contribution for intercultural understanding”

Specific criteria have to be met for each category. There will only be one winner per category.
Application Deadline: 4th April 2016, email to dialog(at)