BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Bakers without Borders" by the International Council for Cultural Centers – Bread Houses Network from Bulgaria is amongst ten global grassroots projects receiving this year's Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA).
"Bakers without Borders" is an interactive, non-competitive board game which presents real cultural anthropology in an accessible way for people of all ages and backgrounds. Players unite in community bread-making events, mixed with artistic activities. They go through creative brainstorming sessions on social problems and social entrepreneurship, experiencing the transformative exchange of personal stories or dreams linked to cultures around the world.
"Having first experienced Bakers without Borders as a player, I believe that the involvement of different groups in community bread-making is a valuable and intriguing way to connect people," said Zdrava Vodenicharova, project coordinator at the Bread Houses Network. "We are honored that our innovative way of achieving positive and sustainable change is acknowledged by the IIA."
The Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between UNAOC and the BMW Group, supports grassroots initiatives that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, thereby contributing to peace, cultural diversity and more inclusive societies. Close to 1000 applications were received from more than 120 countries, from which ten awardees were selected across five continents. This underlines the award's importance and commitment to the worldwide promotion of intercultural diversity and understanding.
The award was presented at a dedicated ceremony on 26 April during the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), chaired by H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Mr. Bill McAndrews, Vice President BMW Group Communications Strategy, Corporate and Market Communications.
In addition to monetary support, Bakers without Borders will receive mentoring from UNAOC and BMW Group to help their projects expand and replicate in other contexts. This includes the opportunity to participate in training activities and workshops, as well as to become part of the exclusive "Intercultural Leaders" network. Project support is customized based on the individual and specific needs of award recipients.
In case of enquiries please contact:
Milena Pighi, BMW Group, Spokesperson BMW Group Corporate Social Responsibility
Telephone: +49-89-382-66563, Fax: +49-89-382-24418, Milena.PA.Pighi@bmw.de
Alessandro Girola, UNAOC, Programming Coordinator
Telephone: +1- 929-274-6217, Fax: +1-929-274-6233, firstname.lastname@example.org