“JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus Kicks Off an Island-wide Peace Bus Tour

You are invited to attend this fun and important event in Cyprus!

The “JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus will hold a Kick -Off event that will mark the starting point of an island-wide peace bus tour that will conduct a diverse set of activities both in the cities and villages of Cyprus until mid February 2011.

The Kick Off event will begin on Friday 21st January 2011 at 18:00 at Youth Center Union (can be reached by walking straight to the round-about from Ledra/ Locmaci checkpoint in northern part of Nicosia) It will include opening speeches from organizers, music performance, film screening and will finish with dinner. After that, the youth group will depart to Famagusta where they will engage in trainings and other activities until Sunday evening.

The “JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus Kick Off event is open to the public and the media.

“JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus is a European Commission funded joint action put forward by Youth Center Union (Genclik Merkezi Birligi), a Turkish Cypriot NGO, which is the leader of the project, and its partner Future Worlds Center,an NGO in the Greek Cypriot Community.

“JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus aims to:
• Increase confidence building between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot
youth 16-30 years
• Create opportunities for youth to actively engage in reconciliation activities
• Promote inter-cultural dialogue and its methods and language as a concept and as the means for envisioning a future Cyprus
• Enable Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth to challenge their own stereotypes and perceptions as well as to develop the capacity to challenge those of the community at large

Since March 2009 the “JUMPSTART” Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus has been focusing on creating a core group of youth aged 16-30 from both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and developing their leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills through trainings.

For more details contact Project Coordinators:
Huseyin Kursat :+90 533 830 0744 orhuseyin.kursat@gmail.com
Nicolina Markidou at +357 99 358 442 or nicolina.markidou@gmail.com

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