High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue (ACID)

Where
Portugal
When
2012
Key objectives of the measure:

The High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue (ACIDI) develops projects and initiatives in order to foster intercultural activity, valuing diversity and encouraging the exercise of full citizenship by everyone. From the perspective of awareness-raising and training of professionals and members of the general public for intercultural activity, it promotes a series of measures at various levels: training for hosting and promoting diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue and intercultural education, which is offered free of charge via a Pool of Trainers (36); the TV programme “Nós” (Us) (a weekly 40-minute programme on Sundays), the radio programme “Gente como Nós” (People Like Us) (a weekly 30-minute programme); the “For Cultural Diversity” Journalism Prize, that aims to distinguish leading works in the area of cultural diversity and contribute to a fuller understanding of differences; and the ESCOLHAS (Choices) Programme – a nationwide programme that aims to foster ocial inclusion of children and young people from more vulnerable socio-economic contexts, in particular immigrants and ethnic minorities, in order to promote equal opportunities and strengthen social cohesion, via promotion and support, amongst other dimensions, of artistic and cultural events – music, dance, drawing, or others – produced by the project participants.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Publishing
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation