2009 Winners

Connecting Cultures

At Connecting Cultures we believe that our programme is far more powerful than conference based workshops and internet based programmes. The wilderness experience is far removed from the cultural influences of our daily lives, and strips participants of the normal social basis for personal identitiy.

Education for Employment

EFE’s mission is to improve the futures of young people in the Middle East and North Africa by giving them the tools to build livelihoods for themselves.

IMC Weekend School

IMC Weekendschool was founded in 1998 by psychologist Heleen Terwijn as a school for voluntary additional education on Sundays, for motivated young people between the ages of 10 to 14 years, who come from disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Intercultural Study Tips

The Initiative for Intercultural Learning (IFIL) is an independent,   non-partisan, non-profit organisation run by students and young professionals which offers intercultural study trips and projects.

Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture

The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. 

One Voice

OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward a two-state solution.

Pakistan Madrasa Project

The mission of ICRD is to address identity-based conflicts that exceed the reach of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religion as part of the solution. More often than not, these take the form of ethnic conflict, tribal warfare, or religious hostilities.


The Arabic word “qantara” means “bridge”. The Internet portal Qantara.de represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world.


Rafi.ki is a secure online learning community that lets your pupils talk to schools all over the world.

Ramadan Festival

The Ramadan Festival, initiated by Ahmed Larous, has been running successfully in Holland for the past four years or so and has also be launched in UK, Norway, Switzerland and Belgium.

Soliya Connect Program

Soliya is a pioneering non-profit organization using new technologies to facilitate dialogue between students from diverse backgrounds across the globe. 

The 99 – Teshkeel Comics

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Teshkeel Media Group is a Middle East based company focused on creating, re-engineering and exploiting all forms of children’s media based on or infused with localized culture, beginning with a proprietary superhero concept.

The Amahoro Youth Club

Our mission is to contribute to solidifying peace and sustainable development through spaces of exchange among Burundian young people.

The Intercultural Communication and Leadership school

The ICLS is assisting the emergence of intercultural communication and leadership in places where local people choose to rely on this assistance.

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. 

Tools 4 Trialogue

The Three Faiths Forum’s Tools 4 Tralogue offer undergraduate students of Muslim, Christian and Jewish backgrounds the opportunity to work with leading professionals and to gain invaluable experience in their respective fields.