| 24 Oct 2011 @ 08:59, by Heiner Benking|
At the weekend the Future Worlds Center ranked second in the final election round and was awarded an Honorable Mention in this years Anna-Lindh-Foundation competition. [link]
Here is the FWC Blog announcement: [link]
Future Worlds Center was nominated for the Anna Lindh 2011 Euro Med Award for Dialogue Between Cultures by the German team and specifically by Heiner Benking. Out of a total of 57 nominations the Board considered 11 as eligible and requested the 43 Member States to vote. FWC made it to the 5 finalists.
Then the Anna Lindh Foundation opened the voting to all member NGOs (numbering maybe a thousand.
Taking place this year on the theme of Intercultural Dialogue for Freedom and Citizenship the Award is unique in the fact that it is bestowed and voted upon by members of the Anna Lindh Foundation’s region-wide Network of 4000 civil society organizations working across the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Launched for the first time in 2006 by the Anna Lindh Foundation and its partner Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Euro-Med Dialogue Award is now in its sixth edition, with previous years recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations across fields including interreligious dialogue, art and mutual understanding, and the promotion of a culture of peace.
The second place went to Future Worlds Centre (CYPRUS), a pioneer in the promotion of structured democratic dialogue. [link]
I had attended this years Structured Dialogic Design SDD seminar [link] in Nikosia and was so excited that I nominated them for all the good work over the years !
The Seminar was so special that I wrote with my collegue a little esay about our farings between Aphrodite and Ares, Venus and Mars: See the Global Agoras's Autumn eBuzz: [link]
Here a direct link to my Commentary on the Future Worlds Site about this memorable event: [link]
As an aside:
Yiannis Laoris wrote some time ago this ABC of Stuctured dialogic design - a must read: [link]