75, Limassol Avenue
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
The “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is an International Humanitarian and Independent Institution based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Our institution is established on standards and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and European Union Law.
It works on humanitarian and development policy relevant to the defense and promotion of children’s rights. It does so through research, grassroots program design and implementation and advisory services offered to governments and international organizations.
The operation of the organization is founded on the principle of promoting and protecting the rights of children. We aim to do this through the implementation of a variety of projects on a National, European and Global level.
"Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center employs today more than 110 professionals in Cyprus. Further to the operations in Cyprus, the organisation operates field offices in Hungary and the USA, while it also has representation through the Chairs of the CRC Policy Center in Denmark, UK, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Nigeria, as well as the United States.
The vision of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is to contribute to the protection and promotion of rights of the child and to support the active participation of youth in society. "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center aims to advocate and to protect children’s rights based on the standards and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and European Union Law.
Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center works together with national, regional and an international advocacy institutions working to reform child welfare systems on behalf of children who depend on them for protection and care. We aim to bring together judges, lawyers, psychologists, medical practitioners, mediators, counselors, mental health workers, media representatives, child cares, teachers & allied professionals to contribute their specialized expertise in a practical manner through education, legal and other advocacy to promote and protect the interests of the most vulnerable amongst us, our children and youth.
The main programmes and services offered are:
Homes for Hope
Foster Care Program
Beat Bullying Program
Service for Missing Children
One in Five Campaign
“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center has a longstanding experience in the protection and promotion of children’s rights and in the field of human rights, integration of young migrants, children on the move, gender-equality and migration. It also enjoys partnerships and collaborations with a wide range of national, european and international partners as its work has a strong European dimension. In this way, HFC can support in the coordination, consultation and mobilisation of the Heads of Network in Cyprus through its vast network and multileveled partnerships in Cyprus and Europe. The large and multidisciplinary team of the Organisation (lawyers, social workers, psychologists, child supporters and liaison officers) is available to share its expertise and knowledge in the seminars/trainings organised by the National Network of ALF in Cyprus and abroad. HFC is ready to assist and support the National Network in Cyprus with the provision of experts, trainers, educators that may be needed for seminars/trainings in Cyprus and abroad.
“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is a strong advocate for joining large networks that shares common values with, such as the Anna Lindh Foundation network, which brings together an important number of over 4000 civil society organizations for the promotion of dialogue between cultures across Europe and the Mediterranean. HFC wishes to build partnerships based on shared interests and mutual respect with the member organizations that share common interests and values. The rich diversity of the ALF Network opens up a path of infinite possibilities and collaborations where organizations of diverse nature can share expertise, good practices and valuable knowledge in many fields. In this manner, accessing this network is very important for the HFC. Additionally, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center strongly adheres with the ALF’s aim which is to contribute to the development of an Intercultural Strategy for the Euro-Mediterranean Region and promoting diversity and coexistence. It is important for the Organisation to have an open channel of communication and build bridges with NGOs, public institutions, foundations, local and regional authorities, individuals and private organisations that work in the fields of research, gender, community development, human rights and youth and education. Being cognizant of the fact that ALF has launched and supported action across these fields, HFC is keen in collaborating and developing projects that can further foster the impact on these fields with organisations that share common values with.