On 6 September 2018, the Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) was presented for the fifth time.
The award honours inspiring projects in civil society that foster intercultural dialogue and coexistence.
The Intercultural Achievement Award (IAA) was established in 2014 as a key project in Austrian international cultural policy.
It aims to identify and honour innovative, practice-oriented projects in the area of intercultural dialogue at an Austrian and an international level and, in doing so, to make a contribution to current global issues. The Intercultural Achievement Award is a tribute to everyone who dedicates themselves to fostering dialogue between People, Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said. Competition for the IAA takes place within the network of the international Austrian representations, and the winners are selected by an independent jury of experts for the following categories: sustainability, recent events, innovation and media.
The prize in the innovation category went to the Libertas Center for Interconfessional and Interreligious Dialogue in Ukraine for its project, “The School of Interreligious Dialog”. The project is concerned primarily with combatting “fake news” and biased reporting on social media by creating a shared space for dialogue for media specialists and religious figures.