Max van der Stoel Award

2016 : Association for Historical Dialogue Research


The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), a Cyprus-based non-governmental organization, is the 2016 winner of the Max van der Stoel Award for its work on history teaching as a tool for reconciliation.

The international jury, led by former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors, said: `The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) from Cyprus is a non-governmental organization that is bi-communal both in terms of its focus area and its staff. Throughout the last 13 years, AHDR demonstrated sustained commitment to building a multilingual and multi-faith society which celebrates diversity and promotes mutual respect and understanding.´

Since its foundation in 2003, the aim of AHDR is to contribute to the advancement of historical understanding in Cyprus amongst the public and educators, regardless of ethnic, religious, cultural or social background, by providing access to learning opportunities based on respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas.

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