ICDO Projects

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Ongoing and Future Projects

We are constantly working to find new and innovative ways that can help fulfill ICDO’s mission of helping and enhancing the society. Our ongoing and upcoming projects are the focus of the organization, and you can find out more about them here. We are creating a positive wave of change, so join us and experience it firsthand.

ICDO’s projects support the Sustainable Development Goals.

First phase of ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ closes with Gala Dinner at Casa Xixim

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One the 26th of January 2020, ICDO hosted Gala Dinner in Casa Xixim in Tulum, as part of the first phase of the Maya Voice project in Mexico

Art Exhibition ‘Following the Maya Voice’

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Playa del Carmen, 24 January 2020 - On the 24th of January 2020, as a part of ICDO’s ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice', ICDO presented at the Teatro de la Ciudad Solidarid the product of ICDO art workshops - an art installation created by 33 Maya youth together with ICDO’s Art Director Iva Pehar.  The Art Installation reveals the cultural values in its symbolism and synergy of the traditional and the contemporary. ICDO collaborated with the Maya youth in an interchange of skills and cultures, where art became…

‘Following the Maya Voice’ Art Workshops

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José María Morelos, 15.-19. January - The mesmerizing story of Maya beliefs, language, traditions, cosmology and visions of the future is incorporated into the art installation, which was created by 33 Maya youth from 16 different communities together with ICDO Art Director Iva Pehar during ICDO Art Workshops.. ‘Kalan Je La’an: Following the Maya Voice’ Art Installation represents a symbiosis of traditional and contemporary, which complement  each other in a sustainable synergy. Every pair of hands brought a piece of their community, beliefs, dreams, plans for the future and messages…

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⁣ICDO hosted the talk “The Black Line: Sacred Landscapes from La Sierra Nevada Santa Marta - Colombia” in collaboration with The Colombian Embassy and Weltmuseum Wien on November 16th, 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The aim of the event was to gather non-indigenous society to listen to the message about protecting nature and our planet, transmitted by mamos, indigenous spiritual priests ⁣from Colombia. The panel discussion featured: Coque Gamboa, photographer Andrea Altemüller, photographer Katharina Heigl, photographer Josipa Palac, ICDO President Moderated by Claudia Augustat, curator of the South America collections at Weltmuseum Vienna…

Bridging Diversity: Students’ Voices

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ICDO is offering a platform for students from Bosnia and Herzegovina to share their thoughts and opinions. (more…)

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April 16, 2019 Bridging Diversity: Art and Expression Location: United Nations Headquarters, Vienna International Centre In the third phase of "Bridging Diversity: Bosnia and Herzegovina" ICDO organized a two-week art exhibition and essays reading in the UN Headquarters in Vienna. OBJECTIVE: Foster intercultural dialogue and provide a platform for freedom of expression and open communication between youth from three ethnicities in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina through art and writing. KEY STAKEHOLDERS: Youth from all three ethnicities (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), government officials, representatives from international organizations, students, educators and policymakers. In…

Past Projects

ICDO is proud to present the range of our successful, completed projects. With every project, we learn and grow as an organization, making sure to use the experience we gained to enhance our work and the world around us. We wish to thank everyone who has taken part in our journey so far and look forward to meeting new partners in the future.

The Long Nights of Interculturality

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  ICDO's "Long Nights of Interculturality" is the biggest annual cultural event organized in Vienna, Austria every September with the duration of one week. Austria’s location in the heart of Europe gives it a unique advantage as a melting pot of culture. Vienna especially is a city full of life and rich history that has allowed it to organically grow into a living showcase of “cultural diversity”. The Long Nights of Interculturality, under the patronage from Austrian Commission for UNESCO, celebrates Vienna’s diversity through music, art, traditional costumes, panel discussions,…

Bridging Diversity: Art & Expression – Young Voices Calling for Interculturality

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ICDO hosted a two-week art exhibition and essay reading at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna with the students from three ethnicities from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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October 26 Bridging Diversity: Education Location: Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina Activities: Educational Workshops On the 26th of October 2018, ICDO launched the first phase of the long-term social and development project "Bridging Diversity: Bosnia and Herzegovina" in Trebinje, with the goal of development of cultural interaction between youth from three ethnicities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. OBJECTIVE: Foster intercultural dialogue and provide a platform for freedom of expression and open communication between youth from three ethnicities im post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina through specifically tailored workshops and training KEY STAKEHOLDERS: Youth from…

Safeguarding Diversity with ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The opening ceremony of ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue officially kicked off at the Wiener Rathaus with a costume show (more…)

Rathaus Opening Ceremony of Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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Rathaus shall serve as the venue for our opening ceremony. It will host a symposium with a variety of prominent speakers and critical topics (more…)

Altes Rathaus Music and Panel of Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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Altes Rathaus’ evening will begin with a musical performance featuring vocals and piano. A panel discussion between inspirational (more…)

Art Exhibition of Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The Yunus Emre Institute will host visual exhibition from artist all over the world, letting visitors experience first-hand (more…)

Chocolate Workshops of Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The Chocolate Museum Vienna promises a sweet evening for all attendees. The museum shall open their doors for participants to find out the wonders of chocolate for themselves. (more…)

Closing Ceremony of Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The Closing Ceremony will feature invite-only Gala Dinner. It will be held in Palais Wertheim. (more…)

Engage Culture and Embrace Diversity in ICDO’s Long Night of Intercultural Dialogue

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The Long Night Of Intercultural Dialogue is an annual public event held on 8th of September, 2018, that celebrates Vienna’s rich history with culture, creativity and art. (more…)

No Home for Hate Conference

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On May 4th, 2018, ICDO partnered with a diverse team of students from the International Webster University in Vienna to host a lecture and panel discussion supporting the “No Home for Hate” campaign.

No Home for Hate Campaign Fights Hate Aimed at Foreign Women

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On May 4th, 2018, ICDO partnered with a diverse team of students from the International Webster University in Vienna to host a lecture and panel discussion supporting the “No Home for Hate” campaign.

ICDO – Diversity Unplugged: Pioneering with the Music & Beyond Program

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ICDO launched new methods that used diversity as an instrument of change for the society, in the cultural program, Music and Beyond. (more…)

Music Diversity and Diplomacy Symposium

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Orchestra Excellence and ICDO – Festival “Suoni dal Golfo”

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The first Festival organized by Orchestra Excellence and ICDO, which will introduce this new project to the entire world, will be in Lerici, a beautiful town on the Ligurian sea, in Italy. The project means to create a new concept of orchestral experience for young musicians from all over the world, a group which has as main goal excellence in their performances, in their relationship with their colleagues, in their attitude towards their job. A new way of learning how to be an excellent orchestra player, where every single musician…