Active Citizenship

Active Citizenship is the process through which people get involved in their communities and the public sphere in order to make society a better place for everyone. It involves voluntary work for different causes and participation in community decision-making processes. Active citizens have the abilities and skills needed to work equitably and effectively with others in developing their communities in sustainable ways.

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Civic Participation Course

Mon, 2015-06-08 09:37 -- Florin Marin
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.
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i-Vee

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:20 -- Florin Marin
i-Vee is a mobile game that sets out to explore the value of volunteerism through fun, casual gameplay. The ultimate goal of the game is to inspire and encourage players to get more involved in the life of their community through volunteering. Developed by Cyprus Family Planning Association and Egypt Foundation for Youth and Development in partnership with Cocoon Creations, i-Vee strives to become a powerful new medium for promoting volunteerism in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.
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Hands on Famagusta

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:17 -- Florin Marin
The Hands-on Famagusta web platform is devoted to imagining a common urban future for a unified Famagusta, paving the way for future collaboration and further cohabitations in a post-conflict Cyprus. It is an integral part of the comprehensive “Hands-on-Famagusta” project which comprises of inter-related activities using participatory urban design processes to facilitate dialogue about the urban future of Famagusta. The project contributes to the construction of common ground between groups in conflict and supports the planning of contemporary urban environments.
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The future of our country matters: social actors have their say

Fri, 2015-06-05 16:03 -- Florin Marin
This project addresses a weakness of previous negotiations rounds for the solution of the Cyprus problem: the lack of mobilisation of social actors. Social actors are of strategic importance for the solution of the Cyprus problem, because their support to the process may generate wide acceptance and active participation. Social actors may also provide expertise, useful for the elaboration of essential provisions of the solution that are indispensable for the economic and social cohesion of the common future state and thus for the viability of the negotiated solution.
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Development of a Network of Important Bird Area (IBA) Caretakers in Cyprus

Fri, 2015-06-05 15:52 -- Florin Marin
Loss of biodiversity is one of the most important environmental problems today. Biodiversity mostly concentrates in specific habitats and sites that can be protected. These habitats are important parts of our ecosystems which provide us with services without which life wouldn’t be possible. The most important sites for birds worldwide have been recognized by BirdLife International as Important Bird Areas (IBAs). These sites are good for other biodiversity also.
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Embracing victims of trafficking, protection, information, strategies

Fri, 2015-06-05 15:33 -- Florin Marin
Cyprus is a destination country of Trafficking in Persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. As the House of Representatives recently passed legislation to combat trafficking, there is an urgency to inform and mobilize public agencies and community organisations to that effect. The EMBRACING project is a direct service and policy advocacy action for women trafficked for sexual exploitation. It was developed out of the need to improve and sustain NGO and Government institutional response to the violation of the human rights of victims trafficked for sexual exploitation.
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Green Urban Lab: Urban Installation for Regeneration of Cities

Fri, 2015-06-05 15:20 -- Florin Marin
The Green Urban Lab is a project carried out by the Urban Gorillas NGO together with two partners: the Architecture Department of the University of Nicosia and Dendros Ltd. The project intends to raise awareness on the importance of public spaces in developing socially sustainable cities through bottom-up initiatives that endorse participatory democracy. The Green Urban Lab takes the form of a public installation of a flexibly designed structure that will be placed at various locations in the cities.
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Activating rural civil society for sustainable development in potential Akdeniz Natura 2000 site

Fri, 2015-06-05 11:19 -- Florin Marin
This initiative aimed to contribute to the development of a vibrant and active rural civil society in Agia Eirini/Akdeniz Potential Natura 2000 site in order to promote active citizenship, civic engagement and advocacy towards sustainable rural development.

i-Vee

i-Vee is a mobile game that sets out to explore the value of volunteerism through fun, casual gameplay. The ultimate goal of the game is to inspire and encourage players to get more involved in the life of their community through volunteering. i-Vee strives to become a powerful new medium for promoting volunteerism in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.

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The Cypriot Puzzle

Fri, 2015-01-16 12:13 -- ypahitas
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.

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