Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA)

Irenia is the name of a collective made up of working professionals and teachers, from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences; all are conscious of the need to work towards a culture of peace through educational projects which are designed to develop responsible citizenship. . We actively support and use teaching and learning approaches through emotional engagement as well as academic knowledge; we base our activities on play, which is seen as an educational resource. Our range of games (using simulation, role-play or board games) allow our participants to see reality through a lens which is different from their own and step into the shoes of other people. Through its programmes and activities, Irenia brings people closer to a culture of peace, to a knowledge of different cultures, of inequalities and conflicts within the contemporary world, and, specifically, within the Mediterranian region. Irenia offers a wide range of workshops and activities designed for different age groups within schools and other education centres, including Inset teaching for teachers and trainers. The same courses and workshops are available for local government (within town councils, local authorities, etc) through the design and realisation of courses and programmes covering peace education, intercultural and development projects. Specialised since 2004 in creating, designing and applying workshops, games and other peace education tools for primary and secondary schools.


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education

Areas of Focus

  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution
  • Preventing Violent Extremism
  • Preventing Xenophobia and Hate Speech


  • Creative Services
  • Artwork
  • Graphic Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Reconciliation
  • Translation
  • Organization & Planning
  • Trainings

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