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Stowarzyszenie Karpaty.art karpatyart.w.interia.pl
The Karpaty.art organization was established in 2003 in order to promote the shared cultural history of Europe and the cultural diversity of the Carpathian Euroregion. It supports nongovernmental organizations that act on behalf of culture, artists and nonprofessional groups from the Subcarpathian region.
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Abraham Fund Initiatives (TAFI) www.abrahamfund.org
The Abraham Fund Initiatives is a nongovernmental organization working toward peaceful coexistence, equality and cooperation between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. It conducts and finances research, informational campaigns and social programs, all supported by active cooperation with decidents and political leaders.
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Académie Universelle des Cultures (Universal Academy of Cultures) www.academie-universelle.org
The Universal Academy of Cultures is an elite club bringing together world-renowned personalities from science, philosophy, literature and art.
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Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) www.conflicttransformation.org
The Alliance for Conflict Transformation is a non-profit organization in existence since 1999. Its goal is to disseminate knowledge about conflict resolution and the maintenance of peaceful relations in local communities in the United States and other regions of the world.
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Amcha. Israeli Centers for Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation www.amcha.org
AMCHA is a codeword Jews used to identify each other as survivors after the Holocaust. The organization that goes by that name in Israel is a help network of psychologists, educators and social workers, for survivors and their families. It is focused on the psychological effects of experiences connected with the Shoah. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is thus an important topic of the AMCHA site and of many publications produced by that organization.
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Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) www.airm-bg.org
The Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 2004. It is involved in integration of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria. The founders of AIRM are social workers, lawyers, journalists, teachers, students and others.
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Association of American Colleges. The University of Maryland at College Park www.diversityweb.org
The organization coordinates activities that promote multiculturalism in higher education.
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Beyond the Pale. The History of Jews in Russia www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale
This is the on-line version of the original 1995 exhibition shown in Russia. It shows the history of the Jews in Europe and Russia, their history, daily life and religion.
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British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute www.amibc.org
The British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI) is an organization offering ADR (alternative dispute resolution) services, that is, out-of-court settlement of disputes. BCAMI assists conflicting parties in mediation and arbitration, and trains and accredits specialists in arbitration and mediation.
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Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) www.aktive-fans.de
Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) the Alliance of Active Football Fans, was created in 1993 in Germany. It brings together 200 related organizations and individual members. BAFF is part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. The Alliance is concerned with protecting the rights of fans.
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Center for Culture and Dialogue www.ckid.pl
The Center for Culture and Dialogue is an organization that addresses all those concerned with the future of Poland's culture. The organization's aim is to create a dialogue between different cultures, to produce common solutions to today's social problems.
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Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) www.ceji.org
Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) is an international nonprofit organization which aims to help create and promote a multicultural Europe through diversity education and policy. In the area of policy, CEJI provides decision makers in the EU with Jewish experiences, projects and ideas in the field of basic rights, education, training and social integration.
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Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (CEO) (Center for Citizenship Education) www.ceo.org.pl
The Center for Citizenship Education was established in 1994. It is a public service organization which promotes the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for active citizenship and for building a democratic state and civil society. CEO projects are addressed above all to schools, and are intended to prepare young people to be responsible, active citizens.
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Chór Żydowski CLIL (CLIL Yiddish Choir) www.clil.pl
CLIL Yiddish Choir (from the Hebrew tzlil, meaning sound) was founded in March 2003 in Łódź. The purpose of the choir is to cultivate Jewish musical traditions, and to foster tolerance and dialogue between cultures. Its repertoire includes hymns and songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino.
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Coexistence International (CI) www.coexistence.net
Coexistence International is an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations and networks promoting coexistence at local, national and international levels.
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Council of Europe www.coe.int
The Council of Europe, created in 1949, is the oldest European political institution. It consists of 46 member nations. COE objectives include protection of human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; development of continent-wide agreements in order to harmonize the social policies and legal practices of individual nations; and raising awareness of a European identity based on the common values present in various cultures.
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Creative Connections Project www.oneworldclassrooms.org
Through the Creative Connections Project, schools and schoolchildren from around the world are able to connect creatively with each other and share their artwork. In this way they can engage each other in an innovative curriculum-based form of intercultural communication and develop tolerance through art. Over 1,500 classes have participated, including classes in North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
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Crossing Borders www.crossingborder.org
Crossing Borders is a nongovernmental and not-for-profit organization based at the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, with branches in Palestine, Israel and Jordan. The primary aim of Crossing Borders is to provide neutral space and skills training for youth and educators, with a special focus on the Middle East, so that they may fully participate in the process towards peace in their region.
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CSV Community Partners www.csvcommunitypartners.org.uk
The purpose of CSV Community Partners is to support universities and schools in developing citizenship education. The organization helps find partners for community projects.
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Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach (CHICO) www.si.umich.edu/CHICO
The Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach (CHICO) was created by the University of Michigan School of Information in collaboration with other departments of the university, as well as local and national museums and public libraries. It aims to teach multiculturalism outside of the classroom.
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Curry School, Virginia University curry.edschool.virginia.edu
Academic web page.
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Department of Canadian Heritage www.pch.gc.ca
The Department of Canadian Heritage is a government institution responsible for promoting the Canadian cultural heritage, civic involvement and cultural participation, and for strengthening ties among Canadians.
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Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training - DECET www.decet.org
DECET is a website for teachers, trainers, practitioners and associations concerned with early childhood education.
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Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (EMME) www.eastern.edu/publications/emme
The Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (EMME) is a free quarterly magazine published since 1999 under the auspices of Eastern University.
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Elijah Institute www.elijah.org.il
The Elijah Institute is an Israeli organization consisting of three institutions: the Elijah School for the Study of Wisdom in World Religions, the Elijah Interfaith Academy, and the Elijah Educational Network. It creates an arena for communication among religious leaders and scholars, and is a member of the UNESCO educational network. The Institute offers collaborative programs and academic curricula aimed at promoting the politics of peace and coexistence, and social change in a religious spirit. The website contains many articles and educational materials.
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Eurodesk Polska www.eurodesk.pl
Eurodesk is a European information program for young people and youth workers. The program currently operates in 27 countries (EU countries plus Norway), and is financed by the European Commission and the governments of the participating countries. In the great majority of countries, including Poland, Eurodesk functions under the European Union Youth Programme.
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European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) www.coe.int/ecri
ECRI is part of the Council of Europe dedicated to fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance at the European level, especially from the perspective of human rights.
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European Cultural Foundation (ECF) www.eurocult.org
The European Cultural Foundation is a non-profit organization working to promote and develop cooperation in the cultural arena in Europe and beyond, and education for democracy, human rights and cultural diversity.
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European Playwork Association (e.p.a.) www.go-epa.org
The European Playwork Association (e.p.a.) was created in 1976 as a voluntary international and nongovernmental youth organization based on cooperation between Europe-wide Adventure Playgrounds. Today, e.p.a. fights against oppression, disillusionment, racism and xenophobia through a diverse partner network, especially in poor and socially excluded communities.
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European Students Forum. AEGEE Europe www.aegee.org
AEGEE is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, representing a large range of cultural diversity. AEGEE is a secular, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its fields of action are cultural exchange, active citizenship, higher education, and peace and stability. All projects and activities are based on the voluntary work of its members.
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Europejska Fundacja "Pamięć i dziedzictwo" ("Memory and Heritage" European Foundation) free.art.pl/efpid
The "Memory and Heritage" European Foundation was set up by students of the XXIII Human Rights School of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw. It purpose is to create an atmosphere that encourages peace-building, reconciliation and mutual forgiveness of wrongs, in the spirit of Christian principles.
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Europäisches Bürgerforum (European Civic Forum) www.forumcivique.org
Europäisches Bürgerforum was created at the initiative of citizens of Eastern and Western Europe. Under the new political conditions after the fall of the Berlin Wall, they deemed it important to find a "third way" in their mutual relations.
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Federation EIL, Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living www.experiment.org
Federation EIL, the Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living (EIL) is an international organization dedicated to intercultural learning. Its main goal is to build tolerance and peace.
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Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej (Jewish Culture Festival ) www.jewishfestival.pl
The Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow is one of the biggest and most important events of its type in the world. The first one took place in 1988; its program focussed on seminars devoted to the meeting of Polish and Jewish cultures. In its present form the Festival is an encounter with the living Jewish tradition and a chance to experience the joy of creating it.
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Forum 18 www.forum18.org
Forum 18, an information portal, was founded as a Christian initiative for the purpose of reporting activities aimed against the religious freedom of all people, whatever their faith, and to identify potential threats in an objective way and within the law.
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Forum for Dialogue Among Nations www.dialog.org.pl
The foundation aims to create a climate of tolerance and promote democratic values, as well as to draw together the nations that, throughout the centuries, have lived side by side and co-written the history, tradition and culture of Poland.
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Friends, Families and Travellers www.gypsy-traveller.org
Friends, Families and Travellers is an organization whose activity is directed to the Traveller community, mainly in Great Britain; it provides assistance, advice, information and training, and works for understanding, tolerance and dialogue between the Traveller minority and local communities.
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Fundacja Bente Kahan (Bente Kahan Foundation) www.fbk.org.pl
The Bente Kahan Foundation was registered in Wrocław in 2006 by the Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan. Its purpose is to present Jewish culture and history to the wider public, mainly in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, and to restore and cultivate the Jewish heritage in this region.
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Fundacja dla Wolności (Foundation for Freedom) www.fundacjadlawolnosci.org
The Foundation for Freedom was established at the end of 2004. Its purpose is to shape a society based on equality, to fight social exclusion, to promote active social and cultural involvement, freedom of expression and European integration, and to disseminate knowledge of the issues accompanying globalization processes.
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Fundacja Dom Pokoju (House of Peace) www.dompokoju.org
The House of Peace Foundation emerged in 2005 at the initiative of the Bishop of Breda, Tiny Muskensa. Its founder is a Dutchman of Polish origin, Edward Skubisz. Its purpose is to create a center for intergenerational and intercultural dialogue.
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Fundacja Pogranicze (Borderland Foundation) www.pogranicze.sejny.pl
The Borderland Foundation was created in May 1990. In January 1991, the governor of Suwalki Province established the "Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations" Centre, located in Sejny.
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Fundacja Shalom (Shalom Foundation) www.shalom.org.pl
The Shalom Foundation is an American-Polish-Israeli foundation established in 1988 at the initiative of Gołda Tencer, actress and director of the E.R. Kamińska Yiddish Theater in Warsaw. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Polish Jewry.
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Future www.future.ngo.pl
The website, containing educational materials, is dedicated to reflection on topics such as tolerance, respect and dialogue.
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Henry Martyn Institute (HMI). International Center For Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation www.hmiindia.com
The Henry Martyn Institute (HMI) is an ecumenical Christian organization whose goal is to research and implement educational programs in Islamic studies, and to take an active part in interfaith reconciliation.
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Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=7049&L=2&0=
The Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) is part of the Faculty of Law at the University of Trier in Germany. It conducts comparative analyses and assesses constitutional law in Europe and worldwide.
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Institute for Multicultural Development FORUM www.forum.nl
The Institute for Multicultural Development FORUM is the largest Dutch nongovernmental organization that works for a multicultural society by integrating ethnic minorities and promoting tolerance toward people of different cultural backgrounds.
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Intercultural Communication www.immi.se/intercultural/
Intercultural Communication is an online periodical published by the Immigrant Institute, a research and documentation center focusing on immigrants and refugees.
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International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations www.dialoguecentre.org
The International Centre for Dialogue Among Civilizations is an organization promoting the idea of coexistence based on mutual understanding and tolerance. The idea of dialogue is promoted through the scholarly work of research groups in various fields including literature, urban studies, theology and philosophy. On its website the organization publishes many academic articles worth recommending, dealing with dialogue and understanding cultural diversity.
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Interreligious Relations and Dialogue. The World Council of Churches (WCC) www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/index-e.html
Interreligious Relations and Dialogue is an organization of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Its goals are to foster interfaith relations, build mutual trust, overcome barriers and stereotypes of a religious nature, and build relations between different faiths in a pluralistic reality.
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Irish Traveller Movement www.itmtrav.com
The Irish Traveller Movement is a network of organizations that combat discrimination and intolerance against Travellers in Ireland. ITM concentrates its work on issues connected with education, legislation, respect for the principle of social equality, and social questions (accommodations).
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Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture www.judaica.pl
The idea of creating the Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture was born in Cracow at the end of the 1980s, a time of historic changes in Poland. The idea emerged among people from the worlds of culture, education and the arts. The late President of the Jewish Congregation in Cracow, Czesław Jakubowicz, was actively involved in this civic initiative. The Foundation began its activities in 1991, and on November 24, 1993, the Center was opened under its auspices.
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Le Respect – ça Change l’École (Respect – Changing Schools) www.education.gouv.fr
"Le Respect – ça Change l’École" is a project carried out by the French Ministry of Education, dedicated to fighting violence in schools and promoting tolerance among students.
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Learning and Teaching Scotland www.ltscotland.org.uk
Learning and Teaching Scotland is an organization that promotes, supports and helps distribute the national education improvement agenda put forth by the Scottish Executive and education authorities.
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Literaria www.literaria.org
Literaria is an organization created by German students from Frankfurt and Słubice (Poland), dedicated to cultural issues of the Polish-German borderland.
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M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence www.gandhiinstitute.org
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence was founded in 1991 by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, and his wife, Sunanda Gandhi. The mission of the institute is to prevent violence, resolve personal and public conflicts, provide diversity training, and foster community building. This is accomplished through education, research and outreach. The Institute brings together policy makers, mediators, activists, educators, game developers and others, to explore how diverse peace actors can work together to increase their impact.
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McGraw-Hill Higher Education www.mhhe.com/multicultural
Personal web page of Dr. Paul Gorski, multicultural education expert.
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Międzynarodowy Dom Spotkań Młodzieży w Oświęcimiu (International Youth Meeting House in Oświęcim) www.mdsm.pl
The International Youth Meeting House (MDSM) in Oświęcim was established in 1986 as an educational center committed to Polish-German reconciliation and Christian-Jewish dialogue. MDSM provides a forum where history can be subjected to critical analysis. It works to perpetuate the memory of the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to disseminate knowledge of the history, significance and symbolism of the former concentration camp and death camp.
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Minorities of Europe www.moe-online.com
Minorities of Europe (MoE) is a pan-European inter-minority network which seeks to provide minority and majority groups of Europe with a means of exchanging ideas about their differences, and to help build communication between communities. The network’s main goal is to achieve open and equal participation for all young people in Europe.
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MitOst e.V. www.mitost.de
MitOst e.V. is an organization that facilitates and supports cultural and linguistic exchange in Central, Eastern and South-Central Europe. This non-profit organization is involved in building international understanding, education, and supporting cultural and linguistic exchange.
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Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility www.morningsidecenter.org
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility is a non-profit organization active in New York City public schools since 1982. It strives to educate parents, students and teachers about understanding cultural differences, and to sensitize young people to issues of civil society.
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Museum of the History of Polish Jews www.jewishmuseum.org.pl
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews was established by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute under the chairmanship of Marian Turski. Under an agreement between the Warsaw city government, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, the Museum is a joint institution of culture. Since 2000 an international team of experts led by Director Jerzy Halbersztadt has been working to create the Museum.
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Muslim Council of Britain www.mcb.org.uk
The Muslim Council of Britain is an independent organization working for integration of the Muslim minority into the whole of British society, intercultural dialogue, and respect for the rights of Muslims in the United Kingdom. It unites more than 350 organizations having various profiles of activity.
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National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) www.nameorg.org
The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is an organization advocating equality in education and social justice.
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National Clearinghouse For English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs www.ncela.gwu.edu
The primary activity of the virtual library is to offer educational materials useful in teaching in the spirit of tolerance and respect for diversity.
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Nauczanie Integrujące w Kontekście Europy (NIKE) www.nike.ces.uj.edu.pl
Nauczanie Integrujące w Kontekście Europy (NIKE) is the Polish part of a joint educational project under the Socrates Comenius program – Cooperative Learning in the European Context (CLIEC), realized by the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University (Cracow), the Center for Citizenship Education (Warsaw), the Centre for Intercultural Education at Ghent University, the Centre for Intercultural Studies (Granada, Spain) and Intercultural Island (Reykjavik) in 2002-2005.
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North-South Centre (The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity) www.nscentre.org
The North-South Centre, also known as the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, works to support cooperation and solidarity between northern and southern regions of the world. The Centre works to promote democracy and respect for human rights in Europe and beyond. The Centre was established under the Council of Europe in 1989 to serve as its "window on the world".
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Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM) www.nicem.org.uk
The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities works to improve the situation of ethnic minorities and to promote their cultures.
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Online/More Colour in the Media www.olmcm.org
Online/Media Colour in the Media (OL/MCM) is a European network of broadcasters, nongovernmental organizations, and educational and research institutions working to improve the image of ethnic minorities in the media.
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Polish Robert Schuman Foundation www.schuman.org.pl
The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation is a nonpartisan nongovernmental organization whose purpose is to mobilize citizens to become involved in the unification of Europe; the means to this end are European education, the development of programs that teach how to take advantage of the opportunities provided by EU membership, and cooperation with many communities inside and outside the European Union to achieve better understanding of, and respect for, shared democratic values.
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Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) www.pajayouth.org
The Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) is a Polish-American organization formed to support dialogue between young Jews and non-Jews. PAJA runs educational programs, organizes meetings between young Poles and American Jewish youth, and administers a Polish website with information on events connected with Jewish culture.
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Pomorskie Stowarzyszenie „Wspólna Europa" (Pomeranian Association "Common Europe") www.pswe.org
The Pomeranian Association "Common Europe" was founded in Gdansk in December 2004. Its purpose is to reduce the disparity between the Pomerania region and highly developed regions of European countries.
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Power of Culture www.powerofculture.nl
The Power of Culture website examines the role that culture and development play in political, economic and social issues – the relationship between culture, ethics and policy. The website has articles, news stories, cultural reviews and policy initiatives corresponding to its seven major themes: policy, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, art and development, media, global ethics, and economic development.
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Pro Asyl www.proasyl.de
Pro Asyl was created in 1986 and operates across Germany. It is a member of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). It aims to help refugees, combat violence and injustice, and build a more open and tolerant German society.
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PRO EUROPA League www.proeuropa.ro
The PRO EUROPA League, one of the first nongovernmental organizations in post-communist Romania, was founded in 1989 by a group of intellectuals committed to the pan-European idea and the values of democracy and pluralism. The League opted for direct civic involvement and became an activist group. Its priorities are social dialogue and civic education.
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Renner Institut www.renner-institut.at
The Renner Institute works to support the Austrian Social Democratic Party and the social democratic movement, and to strengthen civil society.
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Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies www.riifs.org
The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS) is a research institute founded in Amman. It was designed as a place for rational discussion about religion, interfaith relations and pluralism. RIIFS focuses on academic research, publishing articles, and organizing conferences, seminars and lectures. Twice a year, RIIFS publishes the Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (BRIIFS), an academic journal. The website contains information about Islam and its relations with other religions.
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Ruban Vert (Green Ribbon) www.rubanvert.net
The Green Ribbon (Ruban Vert) project is devoted to informing youth about maintaining tolerance in school.
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School Without Racism www.schoolwithoutracism-europe.org
School Without Racism is a European campaign to combat racism in schools. The members are organizations in several European countries.
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Search for Common Ground. The European Center for Common Ground www.sfcg.org
Search for Common Ground (SCG) is a nongovernmental organization active on four continents. It seeks models for prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts related to ethnic, economic and environmental problems. It works in a decentralized fashion, operating in specific locations where conflicts occur. The organization is active in artistic and cultural domains; its activities focus on developmental support for children and youth. The website includes publications, analyses of events, and tools for conflict resolution.
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SIETAR. The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research www.sietar.org
The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) is the largest international network of organizations engaged in intercultural education and building intercultural relations. Its work is addressed to students and staff of institutions of higher education. The purpose of the SIETAR network is to promote and reinforce beneficial and longlasting intercultural relations at the individual, group, organizational and community levels.
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Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) www.scp.nl
The Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) has been in existence since 1973; it is a Netherlands government office established to study the effectiveness of government actions in the fields of health, welfare, social security, the labor market and education, with special attention to the interface between these areas.
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Southern Powerty Law Center (SPLCenter) www.splcenter.org
The main goal of the organization is to fight against hate, intolerance and discrimination, through education and assistance in legal proceedings.
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Stowarzyszenie „Wspólnota Myślenice" (Myślenice Community Association) www.wspolnota.art.pl
The Myślenice Community Association promotes contemporary art and professional artists, while supporting the growth of democracy, especially local democracy, and involving Polish society in issues of multiculturalism and tolerance education.
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Stowarzyszenie "Dziedzictwo Mniejszości Karpackich" (Carpathian Minorities Heritage Society) dmk.witryna.org
The Carpathian Minorities Heritage Society was established in July 2005 to preserve the multicultural and multifaith heritage of the people of the Carpathians, particularly the east side located in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie "Jeden Świat." Polish chapter of Service Civil International. www.jedenswiat.org.pl
Stowarzyszenie "Jeden Świat" (One World Association) is the Polish branch of Service Civil International (SCI). It has been active since 1992. It organizes international volunteer camps, seminars and training for volunteers, targeted campaigns, and long-term educational programs.
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Stowarzyszenie "Krakowski Klub Dialogu" (Cracow Discussion Club Association) bazy.ngo.pl/search/info.asp?id=111893
The Cracow Dialogue Club Association is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization which promotes intercultural dialogue and tolerance toward national, ethnic and religious minorities residing in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie "Miasteczko" ("Little Town" Association) www.miasteczko.org
The "Little Town" Association was founded in Chełm in November 2005. In its work it invokes the town’s multicultural past, encouraging the local community to cultivate its heritage, promoting a culture of dialogue and tolerance between people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions and traditions, and building civil society.
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Stowarzyszenie "Willa Decjusza" (Villa Decius Association) www.villa.org.pl
The Villa Decius Association, headquartered in Cracow, Poland, was created in 1995. Its main objective is to support, develop and promote artistic and literary activity and international cultural and intellectual collaboration. The website contains up-to-date information about events at the Villa Decius center, meeting agendas, workshops and conferences.
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Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce free.ngo.pl/kobietyromskie
Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce (Association of Romani Women in Poland) was established in 2000 in Cracow, Poland, to help develop and implement projects to combat and counteract discrimination against the Romani community in Małopolska Province, encourage civic action among this minority group, and to work for equal educational opportunities for Roma.
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Stowarzyszenie Romów w Polsce (The Association of Roma in Poland) www.stowarzyszenie.romowie.net
The Association of Roma in Poland was established in 1992 to work for full participation of Roma in Polish society. The Association cooperates with government agencies and other Romani organizations. Through publishing, artistic and research activity, the Association spreads knowledge about the Romani people and their history, and highlights the problems of the Romani community in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie Wspólnota Kulturowa "Borussia" (the Borussia Cultural Community Federation) www.borussia.pl
The Borussia Cultural Community Federation is a public service organization which works to build and strengthen cultural dialogue and tolerance between people of different ethnic groups, faiths and cultures, to create civil society together.
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Suomen Nuorisoyhteistyo – Allianssi www.alli.fi
Suomen Nuorisoyhteistyo – Allianssi is a Finnish organization representing the interests of young people. It also assists people who work with youth. It is a politically independent nongovernmental organization whose membership is open to all national organizations involved in youth issues.
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Teaching Tolerance www.teachingtolerance.org
The main aim of the organization is to support teachers in promoting respect for diversity. The website contains information about teaching programs encouraging tolerance and combating prejudice.
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Teatr Żydowski im. Ester Rachel i Idy Kamińskich (National Jewish Theatre) http://www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl/
The National Jewish Theatre was formed in 1950. It continues the prewar tradition of Yiddish theater in Poland. It presents plays in Polish and Yiddish. Its repertoire includes the classics of Yiddish theater.
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The European Federation for Intercultural Learning http://efil.afs.org/index.html
The European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL) is modeled after American Field Services (AFS). EFIL is an international nonprofit organization based on the work of volunteers, offering intercultural education training and exchange programs for students, adults and teachers in more than 50 countries.
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The Jews in Poland. To Save from Oblivion. To Educate for the Future www.zydziwpolsce.edu.pl
"The Jews in Poland. To save from oblivion. To educate for the future" is an educational service for teachers and students, containing basic information on Jewish history and culture. The site contains materials useful in teaching tolerance.
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Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce (Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland) www.jewish.org.pl
The goal of the Society is to meet the cultural needs of the Jewish community and to represent it to the government and other organizations in Poland.
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Union of German Social and Cultural Associations in Poland www.vdg.pl
The goal of the Union is to represent the German minority before the government and other organizations in Poland as well as in Germany, and to cultivate and develop German culture and education.
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United for Intercultural Action www.unitedagainstracism.org
United for Intercultural Action is a European network of organizations acting against racism, nationalism and fascism, and for immigrant and refugee rights.
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) www.unesco.org
The mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to support international cooperation in culture, art and science, as well as to engender respect for human rights regardless of skin color, social status or religion. UNESCO works mainly for development of science and culture; and financial, technical and logistical assistance in organizing education.
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United States Institute of Peace www.usip.org
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent federal institution created by the United States Congress to work for the prevention and peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Founded in 1984, the Institute is mandated by Congress to carry out a number of programs including research funding, fellowships, professional training, educational programs in high schools and universities, conferences, workshops, library services and publications.
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Verein für Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (ZARA) www.zara.or.at
ZARA is an Austrian association of social work and legal aid specialists. They offer free advice and intervention in cases of racial discrimination, accompany victims in court proceedings, and document reported cases of rights violation.
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Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/research/wreru
The Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU) is a newly developed combination of the Institute of Education and the Religious Education and Community Project at Warwick University. It is dedicated to training and educating teachers in multireligious education as well as conducting research on religious education, intercultural education and citizenship education.
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Związek Młodzieży Białoruskiej (Union of Belarusian Youth) www.slonko.com.pl
The Union was formed to uphold indigenous identity and culture among Belarusian youth in Poland.
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Związek Romów Polskich (Roma Union Poland) www.romowie.com
The Roma Union Poland works to preserve Romani culture and traditions. It also plays an educational role. It cooperates with governmental institutions and other organizations dealing with ethnic minorities.
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Żydowskie Motywy (Jewish Motifs International Film Festival) www.warsawjff.ant.pl
The Jewish Motifs International Film Festival is devoted to Jewish tradition, ethnic and cultural identity, and history both past and current. Its purpose is to use film to convey the richness of Jewish culture.
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Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent (Chulent Jewish Association) www.czulent.pl
The Chulent Jewish Association was established in Cracow in 2003. It is an independent association of young Jews. The basis for membership in it is Jewish identity.
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