Les enfants sont les futurs acteurs de la zone euro-méditerranéenne et ils représentent environ 20 à 40 pour cent de la population de la région. Alors que c'est pendant l'enfance que les compétences interculturelles doivent être acquises et répétées, les...
لا يُسهم تعلّم التاريخ بما فيه الكفاية في اكتساب كفاءات المواطنة المتعددة الثقافات. فبدلاً من ذلك، حرّفت القوالب النمطية المتعلقة بالاختلافات الثقافية والتقاليدية والدينية من النظرة إلى العالم العربي والإسلامي. بناءً على هذه الملاحظات، صمّم منظمو المشروع على مساعدة الشباب...
75, Limassol Avenue
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
Our Institution has a consistent and dedicated approach to protecting and promoting the rights of the child and to support the active participation of children and youth in society. The aim is 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, regardless of their background. In this direction, “Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center has become the first Cypriot international organisation to have been granted participatory status at the Council of Europe. In addition, we also enjoy the observatory status in the Lanzarote Committee of the Council of Europe.
The operation of the Institution is founded on the principle of promoting and protecting the rights of children and we aim to do this through the implementation of a variety of projects on a national, european and global level. That is why "Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center has initiated and established close cooperation with institutions and actors on an international and european level, inclusive legislative, executive and judicial instruments, while at the same time is a member of significant networks to further promote the rights of the child on a global scale.
"Hope For Children" CRC Policy Center is an affiliated member of the following:
Cooperating partner of the Council of Europe for the ONE in FIVE Campaign
Coordinator for the Observatory for Returned Children
National focal point for the Separated Children in Europe Programme
Focal point for the European Network of Guardian Institutions
National Focal Point for the European Juvenile Justice Observatory
Member of the European Federation Missing Children Europe
Member of the European Network of Child Friendly Cities
Member of the Destination Unknown Campaign
Member of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
In general, HFC aims to provide guidance and support for the development of more effective and comprehensive child protection systems across the EU. In this direction, campaigns/projects at a grassroots level undertaken by HFC include: Non-formal Human Rights Education (HRE) for teachers and children, ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children (2014 - ongoing), the operation of the European Helpline for the Support of Children and Adolescents 116111 (ongoing), the Missing Children Hotline 116000 (ongoing), the implementation and enforcement of the “Beat Bullying” Campaign (2013-ongoing), the opening and coordination of the Children’s House (2017), the Training of the Professionals involved in the Juvenile Judicial Procedures (2017), the Foster Care program for unaccompanied minors (2016-2017) and the Social Skills Workshops for third country nationals (2016-2017).
Additionally, HFC contributes significantly in the area of Children on the Move, following EU laws on asylum and family reunification through Dublin procedures. It directly provides rehabilitation, integration and durable solution services to migrant children primarily through the operation of a children’s shelter for unaccompanied minors, called “Home for Hope”. The two “Home for hope” shelters, accommodate around 40 minors between the ages of 13 -18, who have suffered abuse and/or exploitation. The shelter provides interdisciplinary and holistic services based on models that are considered good practices in other European countries, after they are first adapted to the needs and special circumstances of Cyprus. Such activities are complemented by research and policy-making together with solid collaboration with national authorities in the social welfare, migration and asylum sectors.
HFC leads and takes part in several european projects in the field of gender equality, social inclusion and integration of young migrants. For example, the Organisation coordinates a european project called INTEGRA which aims to provide multidisciplinary mentorship programme to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care-leavers. Furthermore, HFC takes part in various european projects such as MEDIS – Mediterranean Inclusive Schools, CREUS: Developing & Nurturing the Vocational transversal skills of Disadvantaged Young People through Creative, Non-Formal Learning in Unconventional Spaces, and CONVEY: Counteracting sexual violence and harassment.
“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.
13 Riga Fereos Street
ACK CREATIVE LTD is a Private Company that supports the arts, social sciences and humanities. Found and established in 2020 by Anna-Christina Kattou, the organization has an online archive and website accessible worldwide. We have a keen interest in international artistic collaboration and in organizing competitions while hosting artists in residency whose projects requires to be enriched by joined support system across the field of humanities. ACK CREATIVE is also interested to create events,cultural conversations, artistic projects, launch courses and collaborate with individual artists, organisation and educational institutes. At the moment the creative director Anna-Christina Kattou is working full time and there is another two people working part- time related with particular projects with the potential to be employed full time in the future based on the needs of the NGO and their increase. Our budget at the moment is as low as 1500 euros per year and we are trying hard to find sources of funding in order to increase our funds and be able to do more projects and activities.
Our mission and our objectives are: 1) Support of the arts, social sciences and humanities in relation with different projects that involved the public. 2) Enrichment of education and change of perception through the arts and social sciences 3) Support of local and international artists in order to offer financial support and employment 4) Support of research related with the arts and social sciences (support of PhD students).
1) Arts competition with cash prize for the winner. Includes an event for the nomination. 2) Theater and music performances. 3) Networking events with cultural dialogue and projections.
ACK CREATIVE LTD can contribute in my country in relation with the following aspects: 1) Offer opportunities for cultural conversation for young people and people of different ages. 2) Establish a more stable and professional network for independent or group research related with cultural, arts and humanities projects. 3) Create and share a common developed perception for the arts in relation with the needs of our society in my country. 4) Empower young people to create a policy for the arts and humanities in my country. 5) Create a movement for culture in relation with citizens of my country in order to enrich their theoretical knowledge and expand their practical skills.
I want to join the ALF Network for the following reasons: 1) To have access on a great network as such in order to meet new people and organisations and collaborate with them. 2) I want to learn new things and expand my knowledge and understanding on cultural projects. 3) I am interested to exchange ideas and collaborate under the spirit of team work within a professional spectrum. 4) I want to learn how to be more creative and use my creative ideas in order to produce something important in collaboration with others. 5) I want to have my voice heard as a woman while being a creative director and promote my NGO which is very creative and unique while helping other artists as well.
John Kennedy Str., Iris House, 8th Floor, Office 840A
- Human rights
- Youth and education
AEQUITAS is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which is dedicated to the promotion of Human Rights Education, Citizenship Education and Intercultural Education in Cyprus. More particularly, AEQUITAS holds that these three interrelated areas are necessary ingredients for a democratic, tolerant and just society. Our wesbite is an educational tool for human rights and our newsletter, circulated every two months, is dedicated to a particular human rights issue so as to serve as an educational tool for the reader. We also seek to carry out awareness raising campaigns on a variety of human rights issues as well as promote human rights debate.
We have carried out a series of seminars for several local youth groups on the topic of human rights education, using activities from COMPASS. We are in the process of organizing several more such seminars. We have applied for two projects under the Youth in Action Programme on the topics of human rights education and environmental education. We are also developing a project on the training for teachers on issues of anti-bullying within the human rights perspective in cooperation with a Greek educational institution. We are also in the process of preparing another project in conjunction with a local and international NGO on the issue of LGBTI and human rights. Two other developing projects include a workshop for adult learners and a learning partnership project.
Human Righs Educaiton and Intercultural Education are paramount for any social dialogue. As the first organization in Cyprus dedicated to these objectives we hope to be an advantage to the Network in our country. We will actively participate in the activities of the network, promote the network and the opportunities offered therefrom as well as develop new fruitful ideas of cooperation with networks in other countries.
At the core of the ALF lies the promotion of intercultural dialogue which constitutes one of our three main objectives. In this light, it would be a significant development for us to be part of such a network. By joining the ALF Network, our NGO, we will gain from the support offered therefrom and also will provide us with the opportunity to network with like minded organizations as well as benefit from activities and grant schemes of the Network. These points are paramount for any NGO, especially one that is newly incorporated. Further, the size and diversity of the network are very attractive for us and will serve as a coherent framework through which we can advance our aims and missions vis-à-vis solidarity, tolerance and respect. We also hope to benefit from the training seminars which, once again, will greatly benefit us as a newly incorporated NGO.
The NGO Support Centre and Rooftop Theatre, as co-heads of the Cyprus Network of Anna Lindh Foundation, organised an online workshop for NGOs in Cyprus which was attended by 30 participants, representing various NGOs based in Cyprus.
The workshop aimed at informing members of the Cyprus Network and other NGOs in undestanding how the ALF can financially support their initiatives and encourage intercultural collaboration.
Specifically it aimed at presenting the following:
a) the Anna Lindh Foundation and the work of its Cyprus Network.
b) the upcoming opportunity for funding available through the ALF Call for Proposals 2020, for projects on Arts and Culture for Intercultural Dialogue:
- What is the key to understanding the guidelines of ALF Call for Proposals?
- How can the Cyprus Network support you in finding project partners?
- Are there any simple strategies to help prepare for the Call for Proposals?
Thursday, 30th of April, 16:00 - 18:00
This online workshop was hosted on Zoom.
64, AY. Omologites Ave
- Environment/Sustainable development
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
ARTos Foundation is a contemporary arts – science-innovation & social impact center dedicated to research and creativity. Its objectives is to stimulate creativity and create sustainable models for supporting citizens and the society in general
Main directives and priorities
- Cultural technology
- Cultural heritage
- Protection of the environment
- European Union issues
- Research and Sciences
Kids University ( in Science, Robotics, Archaeology)
Local & International Exhibitions and Presentations
Scientific and technological research with social impact
Home for Cooperation
28 Marcou Dracou Street
- Democracy and community development
- Human rights
- Youth and education
The Association’s overall mission is to contribute to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators, by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity as reflected in Recommendation (2011) 6 on “Intercultural Dialogue and the Image of the Other in teaching history” adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in June 2011. More specifically the AHDR aims: - To create opportunities for educators, youth and children to be benefited by the latest developments in history teaching and learning - To advance knowledge on the issues of history, historiography, history teaching and history learning - To collect and share resources on history and history teaching - To nurture a critical understanding of the linkages between perceptions of history, attitudes and behaviors towards the “other” and history education - To gather and make available archival materials on certain aspects of Cyprus history. - To develop educational materials for educators and students. - To increase public awareness on the importance of dialogue and multiperspectivity on the issues of history, historiography, history teaching and learning
Since its formation, the AHDR’s efforts have centred on providing opportunities for educators, historians and researchers to become better equipped to handle the complexities of history in Cyprus, including the training of educators and the development of supplementary educational materials. Such activities have involved dedicated members of the AHDR, as well as co-operation with international and local partners, such as the Council of Europe, EUROCLIO and teacher trade unions across the divide. In co-operation with the Council of Europe (CoE), a new project on “Developing a culture of co-operation” was launched on 22nd and 23rd June 2012. This project was built on the results achieved within the activities which have been organised by the AHDR in co-operation with the CoE since 2004 and resulted in the preparation of the first trilingual (English, Greek and Turkish) pedagogical set of materials on history of Cyprus. This publication was introduced in May 2011 at the inauguration of the H4Cand reached Cypriot schools across the divide. Through the phase I of the Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE I) project supported by UNDP-ACT from July 2008 – November 2011, the AHDR has successfully expanded its programmatic scope to include extensive research, diverse public outreach, and has also diversified the range of materials and trainings it offers to its core target groups. In November 2011, the AHDR has commenced the second phase of the MIDE project, which run for a period of two years and concluded in the summer of 2013. This second phase sought to leverage the valuable resources that the AHDR created within the first phase of the MIDE project and to allow the AHDR to continue in its pursuit of exciting and comprehensive initiatives that focus on promoting innovative approaches to history education, with the focus on the following areas: • To further develop efforts to engage the general public on issues related to history and history education in Cyprus as a means to promoting greater sensitivity to the importance of multi-perceptivity. It is the aim of AHDR to promote critical thinking and historical understanding and thus contribute to the development of a culture of cooperation in Cyprus. • To extend educational and research programmes to ensure that key actors – educators, young people, researchers and policy makers – have sustained opportunities to engage with AHDR’s specialized focus. • To Continue working in partnership with organizations such as the Council of Europe, teacher trade unions across the divide, EUROCLIO, PRIO, CCMC, the International Centre for Transitional Justice and the Elders, as well as developing new relations with other institutions both locally and internationally. In addition to the aforementioned projects, the AHDR has undertaken a grand initiative of renovating a derelict building in the UN controlled Nicosia buffer zone into a “Home for Cooperation”. This forms an integral part of its wider vision of transforming what is currently referred to as the Buffer Zone or Dead Zone into a zone of cooperation. The H4C aims to break the common perception of the buffer zone through: • Enabling young people, educators, historians, researchers and activists and other agents of change, to develop knowledge and critical thinking through hosting programmes on education, training and research; • Providing opportunities for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals to design and implement innovative projects for the empowerment of civil society and the enhancement of intercultural dialogue; • Encouraging Cypriots to demonstrate the benefits of cooperation across the existing divide; • Enhancing awareness of the complexity and diversity of history and support the conservation of the cultural heritage of Cyprus. Since its opening on 6 May 2011, the H4C has been providing a shared space aiming to foster intercultural cooperation and dialogue. Due to its location in the ‘dead’ zone, the H4C is accessible from both sides of the divide without having to cross the checkpoint of the other community and thus provides a neutral and shared space that can be used by all communities in Cyprus. A number of conferences, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and film screenings have been hosted at the H4C. These have been organized by the AHDR, as well as other NGOs across the island. The H4C currently hosts a number of non-governmental organizations, as well as a library and archive, conference and exhibition spaces. As such, it is the first centre in Cyprus to promote collective efforts of civil society in engaging in historical inquiry, contemporary understanding and peace building. Since the opening of the H4C, the AHDR has been effectively running the Home, maintaining the building, offering office space, as well as promoting the usage of its spaces amongst NGOs and individuals across the island. The H4Cwas made possible by the major donors Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA and Norway Grants; by Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands and also by the Government of Cyprus, as well as individuals, organizations and authorities in Cyprus and abroad. United Nations Development Programme –Action for Cooperation and Trust through funding from the United States Agency for International Development is providing support through the Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) initiative. The support of the Council of Europe also played an important role.
The AHDR can contribute in the following ways: • The design, implementation of Research and dissemination of research findings • Organization of Teacher training seminars, discussions, conferences • Development of Supplementary educational materials • Organization of on-site visits and walls • Development of tools for outreaching campaigns (video blogs, announcements, public events, etc) • Establishment of Synergies between individuals and organizations at a local, European and international level.
The purpose of the Anna Lindh Foundation is very much in line with the mission and aims of the AHDR, in regards to the bringing together of people and providing platforms for intercultural dialogue, dialogue and critical thinking. The Association is keep to maximise its efforts and the Network seems like a perfect platform in which to do so. The AHDR strongly believe that being part of the Network will be invaluable in regards to the sharing of knowledge and experience, as well identifying potential partnerships for the undertaking of future project initiatives.
9, Ikaron Street
- Human rights
- Youth and education
The Association aims to offer young people and adults opportunities for personal development in the areas of Emotional Intelligence (eg. selfaAwareness, self-control, self-esteem), Interpersonal Skills (Communication Skills, Respect for Diversity, Empathy, Acceptance, Cooperation, Love) and Learning/Teaching Skills (Learning to Learn, Thinking, Brain Functioning).
- Organizing seminars, lectures and Life Skills development workshops for adults.
- Organizing events and team-building workshops to develop skills in children and young persons.
- Training teachers, parents and other stakeholders to use non-formal and active learning methods in the development of Life Skills
- Collaboration with schools, local bodies, organizations and associations of Cyprus.
- Cooperation with educational institutions and institutions abroad.
- Participation in international conferences and seminars.
The Association organized and offered in Cyprus two separate weekly In-Service Lifelong Learning Seminars within the framework of the European Lifelong Learning Program: "Improving Life Skills through Adult Education" “Social and Emotional Learning: Experience the Power of Education!". The Association was also approved for collaboration with other organizations under the Grundtvig Learning Partnerships program for the implementation of the "Social Integration through Education" activity in 2011-2013.
In the period 2010-2015, the Association organized experiential workshops within the framework of the HIPP (Help Increase the Peace and Positive) program, an educational program created for implementation in youth groups and aimed at creating peaceful relationships among people , to provide them with life skills and to inspire them to live with understanding, acceptance and love.
The Association organized three Pancyprian Educational Conferences:
a) in January 2010 (title: "We are creating a more democratic and humane school - We prevent social exclusion"),
b) in January 2012 (title: "Social and Emotional Education - The Challenge in New Analytical Programs") with academic speakers from Cyprus and Greece and Cypriot trainers of experiential workshops
(c) in February 2016 ("Peace Education: Antidote to Racism")
Additionally, Lifeskills Publications published a children's book written by a member of the Association titled "The Teacher and the Seagull" on issues diversity and acceptance in the school context.
The Association has been a member of the Cyprus Youth Council, the European Adult Education Association (EAEA) and the Grundtvig International Network of Course Organizers (GINCO).
14 Naxos street
it is a not for profit organisation active in all the forms of the arts
to promote the arts and the artists in Cyprus and abroad
to be open and inclusive of all artists and audience irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion, political affiliations, etc
the organisation works on project to project basis.
Currently we are partners in a RACEA project (with another 5 countries / literary organisations) aiming to submit an application in early 2021
through the arts to bring marginalised groups into the mainstream life of the island
through the arts help dispense feelings of hostility and anxiety of the unknown / other
to be part of a bigger family