Monday, July 25, 2016

International Multicultural Network held an event on “Global Perspectives of the Azerbaijan religious tolerance and Multiculturalism model as a bridge between East and West’ at YARAT Contemporary Art Space.

15 July  2016 , the event  titled  “ Global Perspectives of the Azerbaijan  religious tolerance and Multiculturalism  model  as a  bridge between East and West, was held with the support of the Yarats Friends at Yarat Contemporary Art Space.The  head of International Multicultural Network Khayala Mammadova  stated in her opening speech that the research and promotion of multiculturalism which has become the way of life of people and adopted as the state policy in the “Year of multiculturalism” are very important and  she  highly emphasized  the activity of the International Multicultural Network in this area.

 Bjorn Geldhof, Artistic Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Space and Hokuma Karimova, Head of PR and Communications Department at YARAT Contemporary Art Space noted the importance of the events related to multiculturalism in Azerbaijan, formation of intercultural relations, peace, tranquility in an atmosphere of mutual dialogue, transformation of multiculturalism into lifestyle among citizens, to remain tolerant to the principles of national policy and be a model for the other countries, mixture of cultures for centuries and existence of necessary political and social conditions for the last years in Azerbaijan. They highlighted that multiculturalism is an inalienable part of the lives of the Azerbaijani people.
Addressing the event, Vusal Guliyev, Head of Youth Sector of Social and Political Department at the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan,  Seymur Orujov, Chairman of the Youth Union of New Azerbaijan Party , Nariman Gasymoglu, head of the analytical department of the Baku Multiculturalism Center , Nuriyya Mammadova, head of Division for Cooperation with International Organizations,Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Nijat Mammadli , Head of International Relations Department at The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Nargiz Khalaf, head of Integration of Azerbaijani Youth to Europe and others  by their speech  safely stated  the Azerbaijani multiculturalism has become one of the major strokes of the political image of the country and  thanked  to the policy of multiculturalism and the progress achieved in this regard, Azerbaijan is an example for the countries of the world, including Western countries, known for their rich experience in this field.
After speech of invited guests, Khayala Mammadova informed about the projects implemented by the  International Multicultural Network  in this direction and  notified the importance of these projects  in the preservation of national and moral values and the promotion of principles of multiculturalism on  an international level.
Multiculturalism around the World:  Photo&Poster Contest -2016”   -is an international contest for either posters or photographs reflects the aims and objectives of the 2016 Multiculturalism Year in Azerbaijan, and entries should relate to the idea of multiculturalism and embracing diversity. This is open to all participants, both professional and amateur, and regardless of age, gender or nationality.
 “Multiculturalism and  The Religious Tolerance: Global Perspectives of the Azerbaijan’s Multiculturalism model”- The paper competition for  students, researchers , policy makers, university executives, multicultural center staff and advanced masters students in Azerbaijan. The competition  topics  analyze  the case of  religious tolerance and multicultural education  adapt to social changes other than those deriving from ethnic or racial differences, such as technological change, economic developments, historical events, national identity and the inculcation of citizenship, and such adaptation is also “cultural”.

IMN Country Representatives. They are 50 IMN representatives are group of researchers and scholars strongly committed to assisting IMN retain ethnic and culturally diverse representatives. Representatives have been the heart of the Network since its founding. We aim to promote and disseminate research on the multifaceted multicultural agenda and support for the community comprised of scholars, state  and community actors  specializing in the fields of multiculturalism, intercultural and interreligious relations across diverse disciplines and geographical regions
  After project’s presentation, ‘ Yarat Friends”  was awarded with the “Thank you” award  for  the  support by organizing of event .At the end of the event,by participants were held discussions and answered questions.

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