Intercultural Innovation Award 2017

Deadline: 31 May 2017
Open to: not-for-profit organizations
Award: monetary grant of USD 40,000


The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that aims to select and support the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

Since 2011, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group have been engaged in a historic partnership geared towards creating a new model for collaboration between the private sector and the UN System. Together, they have established the BMW Group Award for Intercultural Innovation, in support of the Alliance of Civilizations, under the auspices of the United Nations.

The Intercultural Innovation Award aims to contribute to peace and to building a more inclusive society, through supporting sustainable and innovative intercultural projects that have the potential for expansion and replication.


  • Eligible to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award are not-for-profit organizations managing projects focused on promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and who are willing to expand their range of action;
  • Examples include projects in the fields of combating xenophobia, education for global citizenship, interfaith dialogue, migration and integration, prevention of violent extremism, as well as initiatives addressing the needs of specific groups in promoting intercultural understanding (e.g. faith-based, youth, women, media, etc.)


Awardees will receive a monetary grant of USD 40,000.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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