IAA 2017 – Intercultural Achievement Award

In 2017, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs will once again reward successful and solution-oriented intercultural dialogue projects. Are you ‒ or anyone in your network ‒ involved in a project that promotes intercultural dialogue and fits the criteria? If yes, we would love to hear from you. Send us your application until 12 April 2017!

We are seeking initiatives which are active in one or more of these five fields: media/journalism, art/culture, youth, women or global citizenship education.

Which prizes will be awarded?

The Intercultural Achievement Award 2017 will be awarded for the best project in each of these four categories:

  • Category Sustainability: „Best ongoing project with sustainable impact” (Prize money: EUR 10.000,-)
  • Category Recent Events: „Best project with reference to current issues” (Prize money: EUR 5.000,-)
  • Category Innovation: „Most innovative intercultural project” (Prize money: EUR 5.000,-)
  • Category Media: „Best media contribution for intercultural understanding” (Prize money: EUR 5.000,-)

Both large- and small-scale projects within the four categories implemented by organisations or individuals qualify as potential award winners. The projects need to be either in the process of being implemented or already concluded.

Who may apply?

Applications are open to both non-profit organisations (including non-governmental organisations as well as associations, foundations, charitable educational institutions or religious organisations) and commercial organisations. Governmental, scientific, research or international organisations are excluded from consideration.

Specific criteria have to be met for each category. There will only be one winner per category.

How do I apply?

Please apply by filling out the appropriate form for your desired category and e-mail it to dialog(at)bmeia.gv.at no later than 12 April 2017!

Please find detailed information on the prizes and eligibility criteria in the “Call for Projects“.

What is the Intercultural Achievement Award?

The IAA was designed as a key project of intercultural dialogue in 2014. 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 intercultural dialogue, who have mastered a specific challenge through intercultural actions, and who have promoted dialogue of cultures and religions through their media presence.


Source: Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe