The Youth Information Centres of the Youth Board of Cyprus are organizing an online photography workshop entitled “Symbols: Understanding them and photographing them”, on Thursday 19th May, from 18:30 to 19:30.

This workshop will be carried out by the renowned Italian journalist, author and expert in Symbology (the study of symbols), Furio Morroni.

Mr. Morroni is the author of the book “Divina Cypria” – Discovering the Symbols of Christianity in Cyprus.

During the workshop Mr. Morroni will talk about a historical and cultural treasure that few here in Cyprus know: the 100 symbols that have been depicted or carved in ancient royal and Byzantine churches by Christians living on this island since the beginning of Christianity. He will also explain some of them and what they stand for, so that we will understand their importance, and they become interesting topics for the video and photo camera.

The workshop will be coordinated by Dr. Joseph Hadjikyriakos, Director of the Phivos Stavrides Foundation – Larnaca Historical Archives

Participation is free. For registrations click HERE.

For more information call 24822580. Participation is FREE and will be accessible only to those who register in advance, to whom the link of the online platform will be sent.

The workshop will be carried out in English.

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming online ZOOM event on April 28th at 19:00 CY time, titled “The Way Forward: A white book of best practices on youth participation in Cyprus peace process.”

This is the fourth of a series of discussions between Cypriot youth across the island. 

Young people and women from both communities of Cyprus, are actively working to support Cyprus peace processes and are calling for a space in the peace talks, but continue to be unrepresented and excluded from participating in crucial decisions that will directly affect their future. Join us as we are planning to discuss where we are at, why is important to increase inclusion of women and youth in the peace processes and how we can achieve that.

Speakers: 

Pembe Mentesh: Pembe has worked on a variety of peacebuilding initiatives with a focus on media, gender, youth, and communications.  As a campaigner and supporter of women’s rights, Pembe is an active contributor to civil society – currently, she is the Co-President of Hands Across the Divide.

Dr. Sophia Papastavrou: Sophia has worked with the World Bank, UN, OSCE, and World Vision Middle East and Eastern Europe Region. She currently focuses on Global Affairs Canada grants and Canada’s feminist foreign policy as the Gender Technical Specialist on the Fragile & Humanitarian Team, Programs & Policy at World Vision Canada.

The event is co-organised by the Bi-communal Network of Cypriot Youth, Famagusta Avenue Garage, Youth Information Centers of Youth Board of Cyprus, Agros Youth Club, “To Steki” Cultural Club, GUKAD and European Union of Cypriot Students.

The event is supported by UNFICYP.

REGISTER here

We look forward to having you with us!

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming online ZOOM event on November 2nd at 19:00 CY time, titled “Youth discussion: Public perceptions on the Cyprus issue and the role of CSOs for Intercultural Dialogue.” 

This is the third of a series of discussions between Cypriot youth across the island. 

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, the University of Cyprus, the Centre for Cultural and General Studies (ZAK) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Center for Education, Research and Action FOTOESSA in Athens collected data for an Anna Lindh Foundation – funded project on how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, and Germany can practice intercultural dialogue and contribute to tackling the challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean area

The latest survey findings regarding the stance of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on the Cyprus issue, will also be presented for discussion, followed by a Q&A. 

Speakers: 

Dr. Charis Psaltis, Assoc. Professor at the Department of Psychology at The University of Cyprus  

Dr. Cihan Dizdaroğlu, Assist. Professor at the Department of Politics and IR at Baskent University in Ankara

The event is co-organised by the Bi-communal Network of Cypriot Youth, Famagusta Avenue Garage, Youth Information Centers of Youth Board of Cyprus, Agros Youth Club, “To Steki” Cultural Club, GUKAD and European Union of Cypriot Students. 

The event is supported by UNFICYP. 

You can find more information here

REGISTER here // JOIN the event here

The voices of young people calling for change and peace in Cyprus are often ignored or suppressed. In an attempt to highlight the significance of their role in bringing change, Dr. Cihan Dizdaroğlu will present insights from his research on youth perceptions regarding politics, peace, and inter-communal dialogue (supported by PRIO/FES). Additionally, he will share how, given the opportunity, young people can become powerful agents of change in their respective communities.

This event will be held online on Thursday the 20th of May 2021, at 19:00 EET, via Zoom and Facebook Live, and is co-organized by: Agros Youth Club, Famagusta Avenue Garage, Bi-communal Network of Cypriot Youth, Youth Information Centers – Youth Board of Cyprus and GUKAD (Morfou Improvement and Development Association).

The event is supported by UNFICYP.

To join the event via Zoom, click on the following link:

https://york-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/92416581008

A Q&A session will follow Dr Dizdaroğlu’s talk.

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr. Dizdaroğlu is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Baskent University. He previously worked as a Marie-Curie fellow (2018-2020) at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University and as a lecturer (2018-2021) at the Department of Political Science at Kadir Has University. He also served as the Director (2017-2018) of the Center for Turkish Studies at Kadir Has University and as the Project Coordinator (2009-2018) to the International Relations Council of Turkey. Dr. Dizdaroğlu holds Ph.D in International Relations from Kadir Has University. His academic interests include critical peace and conflict studies, youth and peacebuilding, critical security studies, Cyprus problem, Turkish foreign policy—particularly Turkish-EU relations and Turkish-Greek relations.

For any additional information, please contact us at [email protected]

  • Are more than one languages spoken in your family?
  • Does your child need to acquire more than one languages?
  • Do you want to find out how you can help your child acquire these languages?

The Youth Information Centres of the Youth Board of Cyprus and UCLan Cyprus University are co-organising an online workshop for bilingual/multilingual parents on Saturday, 5th of December, at 10:30a.m. via ZOOM.

Multilingualism is generally seen as a task and responsibility of the family.

In this process, parents are the prime educators, and their choices are therefore tremendously important.

During the online workshop, participants will be involved in a process of sensitization and reflection on the subject of early multilingual education, and have the opportunity to have access to tools that will enable them to develop and follow their own strategies on multilingual education.

Register your participation at here or 22877513 by the 3rd of December.

Instructor: Dr Antri Kanikli, Lecturer in Linguistics, UCLan Cyprus University

The workshop will be delivered in English.

Participation is free of charge.