Cyprus

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Cyprus

The Cyprus Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation is a forum promoting intercultural dialogue both within the island and in the region, simultaneously creating synergies and building bridges among citizens. It also seeks to spread awareness of the ALF’s activities aiming to bring people together and create understanding, as well as the opportunities the Foundation offers.

The Cyprus Network of the ALF has now 45 member organisations. It isactive in Euro-Mediterranean dialogue through meetings, debates, trainings, events and funding of projects.

NGO Support Centre

27 Ezekia Papaioannou Street,
1075 Nicosia
Cyprus

+357 22875099
info@ngo-sc.org
Rooftop Theatre

8 Georgiou Christoforou Street, Flat 31
2012 Nicosia
Cyprus

+357 22875099
rooftoptheatre@outlook.com
Historical Background of your Network

The Anna Lindh Cyprus Network, an association of Cyprus-based civil society organisations, was established and registered in 2005.

Since 2017 the NGO Support Centre and Rooftop Theatre are appointed co-heads of the Cyprus Network. Both organisations have a long history of activity in civil society locally, regionally and internationally.

The previous Head of the Cyprus Network of the ALF was the University of Nicosia.

Intercultural Dialogue in your country

Cyprus has historically and geographically been at the crossroads of various cultures. Situated on the eastern corner of the Mediterranean sea, it is a multicultural island. The establishment of bridges of communication between the multiple ethnic, cultural and religious groups on this island is highly important for the enrichment of society and the development of new opportunities for prosperity. There are important steps taken, both in academia and in practice, towards enhancing our understanding of the forms intercultural dialogue and education can take on the island. However, there is still a long road ahead in supporting an environment for negotiating co-existence and nourishing collaboration in the growing diversity of Cyprus.