3nd Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations in Rio de Janeiro


In the framework of the third Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, two suggestions were put forward:
1- to invite UNESCO to use this unique opportunity and organize an activity to be included in the program of the Forum showcasing its “acquis” in the field of promotion of intercultural dialogue
2- to support the organization of a side event of the Forum, ie, an encounter with participants in musical groups/experiences/orchestras based on mixing diversity to reflect on the power of music to bridge divides + musical performance.
3-Rapprochment of cultures special award for civil society projects aiming to promote a rapprochement of cultures could be included in the Marketplace of Ideas
The Marketplace of Ideas was one of the key features of the Istanbul Forum. It featured some of the world’s most exciting and innovative but lesser known civil society projects advancing intercultural understanding. A high-level audience of leaders from government, international organizations, business, religion, civil society and academia attended this session, where they heard about grassroots initiatives that are unique, but also have the potential to be scaled up and replicated in other diverse communities around the world.
The 3nd Forum of the Alliance took place in Rio de Janeiro, in May 2010 and featured a Marketplace of Ideas. To mark the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, a special award for civil society projects aiming to promote a rapprochement of cultures were included in the Marketplace of Ideas. This special award focused on the key themes of the IYRC and was given to a number of grassroots projects in that category, under the auspices of and in collaboration with the IYRC.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

Alliance of Civilizations (AoC)

28/05/2010 - 29/05/2010