Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center

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Official letter about the award

Future Worlds Center ranked second place in the final election round for the 2011 Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures and was awarded an Honourable Mention for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship[1]. The Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue between Cultures is a very prestigious award given by the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures[2] an organization operating in 43 countries having over a 3000 organizational members, founded to honor Anna Lindh[3] for her pioneer work.

People who can claim ownership of this award

Primarily, the members of the Board and relevant advisory boards may claim credit for this award. But also all members of Future Worlds Center involved in the activities for which the award was given may mention this award in their respective CVs as a collective recognition of their work and contributions.

The nomination was done by Heiner Benking from PNW [4], a member of the German Anna-Lindh-Network [5], and co-foundner of the Anna-Lindh-Salon. [6] He based his proposal on the following:

  1. The high number of structured democratic dialogues[7] implemented by the organization.
  2. Notable projects which promote dialogue, such as Act Beyond Borders, Teach MDGs, Multicultural Cyprus, Moblang, UCYVROK, Civil Society Dialogue, etc.
  3. The world-wide initiatives and books written by members of its Board Aleco Christakis,[8] [9] Yiannis Laouris,[10] Harry Anastasiou,[11] Kerstin Wittig and Romina Laouri.
  4. The Philosophy,[12] Values,[13] Good Organization,[14] focus on peace,[15] special focus on vulnerable groups[16] and the role of Cyprus as peripheral center. [17]

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