The project seeks to lay the groundwork for the creation of an established academic programme in Cyprus on the theme of Civic Participation that will provide students and CSO practitioners from Cyprus and the Euro-Mediterranean region with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge in the field. The project includes the development and delivery of a face to face course and two online modules that will be complemented with original audio and audio-visual academic material.
The project’s objective is to promote the sexual rights of teens through implementation of mandatory human rights based Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in middle schools in Cyprus. Challenges to implementation of CSE have consistently led to failure of the subject to be taught adequately, especially from a human rights perspective.
The project aims to deal with manifestations hate speech/behaviour/crimes in Cyprus from a historical and a contemporary perspective through a mixed-method which at the same time analyses the legal framework of such manifestations and proposes amendments and policy suggestions. In order to address the problem at the earliest stage possible, we aim to build an educational tool for adolescents involving key stakeholders such as the media, youth organisations, teachers, bloggers, advocates of minority groups in a series of training sessions.
OURANIO TOXO II comes as a response to the ever increasing demand for working and unemployed parents to find suitable day care services for toddlers, but also child care for after school hours. The project seeks to provide enabling environments for low-income families to maintaining jobs and a family, but also to minimize the risk for social exclusion though: daycare services for children aged 5-12 years old offered in the after-school hours during the school year and for the whole day during school holidays.
The main objective of this project was to facilitate education and research, build programmes and organise events that will create awareness of the cultural diversity, promote intercultural dialogue, build a platform for conflict resolution and thus contribute towards the efforts of building peace and reconciliation. The implementation of the project is also expected to contribute to the revitalisation of the deserted Emrou street, create job opportunities and enhance the tourist product of Cyprus and of Nicosia in particular, thus making a contribution towards economic prosperity.
This initiative aimed to use Education for a Culture of Peace as a vehicle to bring structural changes and transformation in the Cypriot society across the divide in order for a Culture of Peace to be cultivated and sustained.
You may have heard of it as a problem. We’d rather think of it as a ‘puzzle’. A puzzle that many have tried to tackle but that no one has managed to solve so far. Why do we even bother? Having been brought up on this island and having lived through many of its attempts to tackle the jigsaw, we consider ourselves a very part of it. More crucially, we don’t think that a couple of people behind closed doors are enough to truly “peace” it back together.