Interkulturelles Zentrum (EN)

Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria) association was founded in 1987. As an independent non-profit organisation, Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ) promotes peaceful coexistence of people from different countries and cultures. It supports the development of interaction between people from different cultural backgrounds and trains people in practical intercultural work.


IZ creates venues for interaction, in which the exchange and communication between people can take place. In its work, the Interkulturelles Zentrum gives precedence to self-reflexive and social learning processes that are oriented to experience: perspectives are opened through personal contact and collaboration which promotes understanding and appreciation of people with other views of the world and lifestyles.


The association is based in Vienna/Austria, the IZ team works with the entire world and cooperates with a network of experienced organisations, academics and pedagogues.


There are four areas of work at the Interkulturelles Zentrum: “International School Projects”, “International Initiatives”, “Intercultural Education and Communal Integration” and the Austrian Agency for “Youth in Action”. A particular geographical focus of our international activities is Southeast and Eastern Europe as well as the Caucasus.  


The Interkulturelles Zentrum is supported by many partners and sponsors. In addition to various ministries and European institutions, these include private companies and foundations.


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Call for Proposals Education Grassroots Activism in Hungary


The Open Society Education Support Program is pleased to invite project proposals from Hungarian civil society organizations that aim to work towards community cohesion and a strengthened, more vocal grassroots educational civil society through the involvement of a wide range of education stakeholders.

Project proposals should address one or more of the following themes: discrimination in education and promoting equal opportunities for all; promoting the role of education in increasing well-being and civic participation; playing a mediating role between vulnerable groups and the mainstream society; mobilizing and uniting divided communities around issues of education and social inclusion; and articulating key messages on the above themes to the wider public and policymakers. 

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations registered in Hungary that cumulatively meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • formally registered grassroots organizations with a not-for-profit character and established legal status
  • organizations carrying out work related to formal or non-formal education, social inclusion, or youth work
  • organizations working at the community level and making use of volunteer support



Project proposals should be submitted in English using the provided application form and budget template. The implementation period must not fall outside September 1, 2017–August 31, 2018. The maximum grant size is U.S.$15,000.


For more information and downloadable files (complete guidelines, project proposal form, budget template), please visit the Open Society Foundations website.

Submissions should be made via the Open Society Foundations Grant Portal.


Required Documentation

To complete your submission, you will be asked to upload a completed proposal form, including completed Annex 1 and Annex 2, a filled-in budget template, the organization’s latest annual financial report, and CVs of project manager(s) and the organization’s leadership. Download the complete guidelines, budget template, and grant proposal form from the Download Files section.

The application deadline is June 16, 2017 (5:00 p.m. CET). Incomplete or late applications will not be given consideration.

Successful applicants will be notified by July 11, 2017. Rejection letters will be issued by July 18, 2017.