Created seven years ago, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) the Fellowship Programme, to combat cultural stereotypes, the Fellowship Programme seeks to foster cooperation between young professionals from different cultures and faiths.
Alumni from sixteen countries in the MENA region, Europe, and North America, all of them took part in the Fellowship Programme and learned crucial lessons about cultural diversity and mutual respect.
In the 2017 edition of the program, we decided to focus on the role of media and civil society in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion. Fellows of the programme were selected for their achievements in these fields. Among many participants, the Alumni programme was also attended by the professor at the International Burch University, Jasmin Hasić.
Together they traveled to the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, and Qatar. Throughout their journey, they met with media experts, civil society leaders, journalists, politicians, and religious figures.
They exchanged ideas and brought home good practices on how to fight hatred and how to promote tolerance across cultures and religions.