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World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations

National Network: 
Austria
Address: 
Stubenring 4/11
Vienna
Austria
Telephone: 
+43 (0) 1 513 01 38
Fax: 
+43 (0) 1 513 01 38
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+43 (0) 664 233 69 23
Mobile Phone (other): 
+43 (0) 664 202 51 15
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2002
General Information: 

World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations (WPF-DC) is an international NGO, registered as association in Vienna, Austria, with 7 founding members and about 1000 members of its network. The staff employed in its Vienna Headquarter is 3. The budgetary resources available is about 250.000 €, stemming from private donations and membership fees. WPF-DC holds an annual conference on the dialogue of civilizations with around 600 participants – scientists, politicians, diplomats, journalists, clergymen etc. – from all over the world, this year for the 5th time in Rhodes, Greece. Regional conferences on the dialogue of civilizations and specific themes are organised either alone or with partners, like Unesco or the Asia-Europe Foundation. The WPF-DC carries out several scientific and practical projects.

Mission and Objectives: 

WPF-DC is a non-profit organisation which is aimed at the dialogue of civilizations and religions, the understanding of peoples and the mutual respect for values and societies of other civilizations, the promotion of encounters of members of different civilizations and religions, the promotion of peaceful living together of members of different civilizations and religions, the fight against any xenophobia and discrimination of members of certain civilizations and religions. The INGO is committed to the values and principles of the United Nations, to human rights and human dignity and equality of men and women, equal rights and self-determination of all nations, international cooperation and peaceful solution of conflicts.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Annual Rhodes-Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations,
Round Table of like-minded institutions, organizations and religious communities in Vienna on the intercultural dialogue,
International project "Alternative models of globalization" / Post-globalization,
International Prize of Saint Andrew the First-Called in nomination "Dialogue of civilizations"
Educational course "The lessons of understanding" for secondary schools
Creation of a Network community
Follow-up of the Rhodes-Report

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Walter Schwimmer, Chairman International Coordination Committee
Head of the organisation: 
Vladimir I. Yakunin, President
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Diana Orlova, Director International Headquarter

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