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.