PCRC has received worldwide recognition for its work. Our organization was selected from more than 600 applicants representing over 100 countries to receive a 1st place for the 2014-15 Intercultural Innovation Award given by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. During the Award Ceremony, held as part of the 6th Global Forum of the UNAOC, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon personally recognized PCRC and its accomplishments. Our organization was also a top-5 finalist in the Council of Europe’s 2015 Diversity Advantage Challenge Award and PCRC’s Ordinary Heroes Peacebuilding Program is currently featured as a best practice in a toolkit developed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe to help elected officials organize intercultural and inter-religious activities. In 2017, we received the Intercultural Achievement Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs for Balkan Diskurs – our independent multimedia platform. PCRC’s Bosnian rescuer Mina Jahić was formally recognized by former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton during the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Related to the Status of Refugees for saving the life of fellow Bosnian Ferid Spahić.


2014-15 Intercultural Innovation Award
1st Place, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group. This award is given to the most innovative grassroots projects that promote intercultural dialogue, understanding, and cooperation around the world, and PCRC’s project was selected not only for its innovation, but also for its potential for expansion and replication in a broad range of contexts worldwide.
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Toolkit
Council of Europe. PCRC’s Ordinary Heroes Peacebuilding Program has been highlighted in the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Toolkit as “a perfect example of unique, multimedia, peacebuilding initiatives that should be developed and invested in.”
Intercultural Achievement Award
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs awarded PCRC the prestigious Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award (IAA) for our pan-ethnic online multimedia outlet, Balkan Diskurs.
Diversity Advantage Challenge Award
Top-5 Finalist, Council of Europe. The Diversity Advantage Challenge was created as a means to raise awareness among the public and private decision-makers about the benefits of diversity and to showcase the best examples of organizations, businesses and cities who have realized these benefits by creating innovative products, services, policies and initiatives.
Special Recognition of PCRC’s Ordinary Hero Mina Jahić
U.S. State Department & former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. PCRC's Bosnian rescuer Mina Jahić gained the attention of former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who formally recognized Mina during the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Related to the Status of Refugees for saving the life of fellow Bosnian Ferid Spahić in 1994 during the Bosnian genocide.
Post-conflict Research Center – Organization of the Month
The EXILE Project, University of Essex. Received: May 2015