Successful Activism & the Cypriot Issue – Structure Dialogue Conference

Ledra Palace Hotel (Markou Drakou Str, Nicosia)
5th – 7th of April

Structure Dialogue Conference

Negotiations about Cyprus Issue go on for decades, while lately there is clearly a lot of effort been put in order to achieve a solution. Yet, the ones who will actually live the solution in the island, the young people, are never considered as stakeholders or been asked about their opinion

YEU Cyprus, with the support of the Youth Council of Cyprus, is organizing a three-days Structured Dialogue conference on the topic of successful activism in the field of the Cyprus Issue and not only! This conference aims to bring 30 youth together with the aim to motivate them to participate in the decision making process on political level during the discussions on the Cypriot problem and promote successful ways of activism through existing and previous examples.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To empower participants with skills to fight the apathy of youth and the ignorance which comes from politicians against youth
  • To increase youngsters awareness on the possibilities they have to get involved in the negotiation of the problem
  • To increase their critical thinking and opinion making by examining previous movements happened in Cyprus
  • To create ideas on how youth can raise their voice on a national level related to the Cypriot problem
  • To raise awareness on how previous European movement can contribute to the Cypriot problem.

Non-formal methodologies will be used to reach the objectives of the programme. By the end of the conference, we aim to come up with recommendations on how youth can be more motivated and engaged in the decision making process regarding the Cyprus issue.

The two trainers of the activity are: Iliana Petridou and Miranda Zavrou

The conference will be held in English and it will take place in Ledra Palace Hotel (Markou Drakou Str, Nicosia) between 5th and 7th of April. The time table is:

Friday: 17:00-20:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

The participation on the programme is for free and it will provide coffee breaks and two meals for Saturday and Sunday. We can provide accommodation or traveling budget upon request for participants who are coming from other cities of Cyprus.

If you are interested to join this opportunity, fill in the participation form no later than 1st of April:

The project is funded by Europe for Citizens and it is under the scope of the long term project #GetUpStandUp which surrounds itself with influential European protests in order to raise awareness of their significance, use them as examples to stimulate debate and finally utilize them as means of reflection and comparison on their nature and their influence on our society and contemporary protests as well.

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