PLURAL+ 2013 Awards - Migration,Diversity,Social Inclusion Print

Deadline: 30 June 2013

Region: Worldwide

plural2The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of 5 minutes maximum in length. Deadline for video submission is 30th of June, 2013.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels.

Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website

You can watch PLURAL+ 2012 winners here

PLURAL+ supports young people’s expression of their opinions by providing them with a variety of media platforms and distribution networks, including broadcasts, video festivals, conferences and events around the world.  PLURAL+ also reinforces the firm belief of IOM and UNAOC that youth are powerful and creative agents of social change.

All the winners (three in each age category) will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL + 2013 Awards in December 2013.

Speaking about PLURAL+ videos Jordi Torrent, UNAOC Project Manager, Media and Information Literacy, said that they “fit very well in this very relevant conversation: how to build more inclusive societies where we can all live together in harmony.”

Mariana Araujo, a member of the PLURAL+ 2012 international jury commented:“For me PLURAL+ is the best link between intercultural dialogue and intergenerational justice.  I can't imagine a better way to understand the other but through their own eyes and listen with their ears.   With these videos I can internalize their emotions and realities through their stories.”