Knowledge & Innovation

Knowledge & Innovation comprises processes that strengthen the knowledge base of a community or a society and use knowledge to propose new solutions or invent new tools for the progress of society. Knowledge is a pre-requisite to innovation and the ability to innovate and create new solutions is itself essential for the sustainable development of societies.

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Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE)

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:42 -- Florin Marin
The SCORE index is designed to assess two components of peace in society. The first of these is social cohesion which refers to the quality of coexistence between individuals within their own group and the institutions that surround them. The second component is reconciliation which refers to an on-going effort for establishing peace between groups that were previously engaged in an event of dispute or conflict.
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Build Peace 2015

Mon, 2015-06-08 10:35 -- Florin Marin
Build Peace explores how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other technology tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives. The conference and community bring together local peacebuilders and technologists to re-think approaches to early warning and crisis response, attitude and behavior change, collaboration, dialogue, and policy advocacy. The first conference took place in Boston, MA in 2014.
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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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Fri, 2015-06-05 17:30 -- Florin Marin
Yubiz is a novel web–based platform that offers a collection of tools and services designed to help young entrepreneurs to create their business, promote their ideas, find support and establish relationships. Its purpose is to offer these young entrepreneurs the basic building blocks required to run their business. The Yubiz platform is backed up by real people that will contribute into the platform by offering advice on multiple areas such as legal, accounting and financial, business and marketing, conflict resolution, IPR, technical etc.
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Fri, 2015-06-05 17:26 -- Florin Marin
The Womenpower (WE-ME) platform intends to link women mentors and mentees together to increase collaboration, support and solidarity between different generations of women. Through Womenpower, young women get the opportunity to receive support with regard to self-improvement, self-esteem, personal and social power and solidarity from experienced women in their field. In a nutshell, it is expected to provide women with practical advice on how to deal with difficulties in their personal and professional lives in order to promote their professional development.
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The Socialholic Typewriter

Fri, 2015-06-05 17:24 -- Florin Marin
The Socialholic Typewriter is a creative writing tool which enables users to collaboratively tell stories, connect with their readers, and raise inter-cultural awareness to support diversity of cultural expression. The idea was born in Cyprus after observing that literature, an influential cultural resource, has been developing separately in the two main communities and that, due to the language barrier, texts are not readily available to the members of the other community.
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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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Promoting Anti-Discrimination through Arts Education for the Local Community Point-Eleneio

Fri, 2015-06-05 12:13 -- Florin Marin
The project promotes democratic values and human rights—freedom of thought, expression and anti-discrimination—through the design and implementation of an arts educational programme addressing the needs and problems of the local community. It focuses on a multicultural area with families of diverse income, creating a link between Point Centre for Contemporary Art (, and the near-by Eleneio: a historic municipal primary school, battling poverty, xenophobia, and diminishing enrolments, in an area of increasing gentrification and social inequality.


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