Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Green Line’ film festival

CCMC’s member the Cyprus Film Archives, along with Sidestreets, announces the launch of its ‘Festival of the Green Line’ running from 27 March to 4 April 2011. This festival features a host of interesting and award winning films, including Serif Goren’s ‘The Road’, Alain Resnai’s Night and Fog, Bujar Alimani’s ‘Amnesty’ (winner of the Jury Prize, Berlin Film Festival, 2011), and Seren Yuce’s ‘Majority’ (winner of Best Debut at the Venice Film Festival, 2010). Screenings will take place at the Peace Room on Nicosia’s Ledra/Lokmacı Street, the Pallas Cinema in Nicosia, and Sidestreets Cultural Center. For the full list of films, timings and more details, please click here for the flyer.

‘Cyprus De-Coloured’ documentary

Watch this short but emotionally-engaging documentary film entitled “Cyprus De-coloured”. It represents the work of a bi-communal group of young Cypriots who call themselves the “Fourteen Thinking-Hats”.

Education and Demonstration Activities for Water Saving

There will be a presentation on water saving and demonstrations of water saving good practises and technologies at the Fifth Elementary School of Lakatamia, Nicosia, on 23 March 2011 between 09:00-11:00. The event is aimed at school staff and children and is part of the broader “Awareness raising measures for water saving”, a confidence-building measure implemented on behalf of the Environment Technical Committee and supported by UNDP-ACT. For more information on this event, visit

Water-Saving Technology Exhibition launches 22 March 2011

Photo by Luis Argerich

An exhibition on Water-Saving Technology is being launched Tuesday 22 March 2011 at 16:00 on Ledra Street, Nicosia. Under the auspices of the Environment Technical committee, AKTI Project and Research Centre and The TC Chamber of Environmental Engineers, in co-operation with The Cyprus Environmental Stakeholder Forum and The Regional Network for Sustainable Future, the exhibition is part of the project ‘Awareness Raising Measures for Water-Saving’, a confidence building measure implemented on behalf of the Environment Technical Committee and supported by UNDP-ACT. The event will be open in the buffer zone at Ledra Street crossing until 25th March 2011 where water- saving technologies available for households and gardens will be exhibited to the general public.

Celebrating Diversity Festival on 19 March

On Saturday, 19th March from 11:00 till 18:00, a festival, full of music, photography and distribution of informative material about Diversity and Volunteerism at ‘Peace’ Hall, will be held at the end of Ledra street. At 15:00, there will be a walk across the historical centre of Nicosia. Participants will explore and take pictures of views of Nicosia across the divide and share stories. Main features of the day include the photo story tour starting at 15:00 from the Peace Hall, under the guidance of Dr. Peter Rutkoff, Chair of American Studies, Kenyon College. This event is implemented in collaboration with the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) & POST Research Institute. Don’t forget your cameras and your ID, since the tour will take place in both sides of Nicosia! The festival is part of the project ‘Celebrating Diversity and Volunteerism across Cyprus’, implemented by the Cyprus Turkish Association of Managers and the NGO Support Centre and funded by the European Commission.

Disability Initiative Event 19 March 2011

On Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 11:00am, CCMC member the Disability Initiative is organising a unique event and they are asking everybody to join them. Disabled people in the Turkish Cypriot community face challenges in accessing restaurants, cafes and banks. Many of them are forced to live an isolated life, unable to leave their homes and participate freely in daily life. This event has been organised in order to raise awareness of this reality and to give businesses on ‘Dereboyu Street’ the chance to make their spaces accessible to disabled people. By choosing this popular street as the first location for its action, the Disability Initiative aims to convey to businesses the importance of modifying their spaces. One month ago, members of the Disability Initiative distributed letters to the cafes, restaurants and shops on Dereboyu Street requesting the necessary changes to be made to their spaces by 19 March 2011. Please join the Disability Initiative at the start of ‘Dereboyu Street’ on Saturday the 19 March from 11am onwards.

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Donate a chair to the ‘Home for Cooperation’

ChairCCMC member the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), is opening its Home for | Cooperation (H4C) in May 2011 in the Nicosia (Ledra Palace) buffer zone. The H4C will operate as an education, dialogue and research centre. In order to enhance the Homes’ purpose and character, an experienced creative team are hard at work, planning the interior design of this multi-communal space. As well as a conference space, offices and library, the H4C will house a fully functional canteen. To make the canteen area that extra special, the H4C is asking for your contribution…… in the form of donating a chair! Contemporary, futuristic designed chairs, environmentally-inspired pieces, antique chairs, bright color chairs, rugged, gothic, Cypriot traditional rush seated chairs – anything you wish! The more eccentric the better. The idea being that people provide the H4C with a chair which they feel represents the Home and as such, join together AHDR in this historical initiative. If you feel that you would like to contribute, please state your willingness in an email to the following address, stating the type of chair that you wish to donate:

The deadline for emails of interest is Friday 25 March 2011. The inauguration of the H4C will take place from 6-9 May 2011!

CCMC’s fortnightly radio show today at 16:00

Tune in to 96.0 FM today at 16:00 or click on for our fortnightly live radio show ’45 minutes with Community Media’. Our guest today is CCMC member “Engelsiz Inisiyatifi” [‘Disability Initiative’] who will tell us about their upcoming event, which aims to raise awareness on the access of public spaces to the disabled.

Young Cypriots’ views on immigration and multiculturalism: documentary film “Cyprus De-coloured”.

A public event will take place at 5 pm on Saturday 12/03/2011 at the Goethe Institute in Nicosia to mark the release of a short but emotionally-engaging documentary film entitled “Cyprus De-coloured”. It represents the work of a bi-communal group of young Cypriots who call themselves the “Fourteen Thinking-Hats” (after Edward De Bono’s “six thinking-hats” – ways of finding different perspectives on an issue to see it more holistically). The public screening will be followed by an intercultural reception with live music.

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“Celebrating Diversity” event at University of Nicosia 12 March

Text in English, Greek and Turkish follows:

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Saturday, March 12, the Pool of Trainers of the Cyprus Youth Council invites you at the University of Nicosia to celebrate diversity for a series of day long activities. UNHCR is a participant in the event together with other organisations. You can join at any time you wish, from 11.00-22.00 hrs. Visitors can play the on line game taxidifygis in the computer lab of the university. Also, at the Theatre of the Oppressed (at 16.00-17.30), you can become an actor/actress and change the life of a refugee teenager… By participating in one activity you’ll get the chance to win a Samsung mobile phone ( participation in one activity allows participation in the lottery for two Samsung mobile phones)

The event is organised by the Pool of Trainers of the Cyprus Youth Council with the support of the European Commission’s campaign “For Diversity. Against Discrimination”.

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Η ομάδα εκπαιδευτών του Συμβουλίου Νεολαίας Κύπρου σας προσκαλεί στη ΓΙΟΡΤΗ ΔΙΑΦΟΡΕΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ. Μια δράση που θα λάβει χώρα στο Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας, το Σάββατο 12 Μαρτίου, μεταξύ των ωρών 11π.μ. – 10μ.μ.
Την ημέρα αυτή ο κάθε ένας θα μπορεί να έρχεται όποια στιγμή θέλει. Θα γίνουν πολλές δραστηριότητες που θα προσεγγίζουν το θέμα της διαφορετικότητας με διάφορους τρόπους π.χ. βιωματικά εργαστήρια, θέατρο των καταπιεσμένων, προβολή κινηματογραφικών ταινιών και ντοκιμαντέρ, παρουσιάσεις, παιγνίδια, graffiti, έκθεση αφίσας, φωτογραφική έκθεση κ.α.

Η Υπατη Αρμοστεία των Η.Ε. για τους πρόσφυγες συυμετ΄χει σ’αυτή τη διοργάνωση. Μπορεί ο κάθε
ενδιαφερόμενος να παίξει το διαδικτυακό παιγνίδι ταξίδιφυγής ( καθώς και να πάρει μέρος στο θέατρο των καταπιεσμένων, όπου μπορεί να συμβάλει στην αλλαγή της ζωής μιας εφήβου πρόσφυγα. Πρέπει να πούμε πάντως πως κάθε συμμετοχή σε μια από τις δραστηριότητες, ισοδυναμεί με μια συμμετοχή σε κλήρωση για δυο κινητά τηλέφωνα Samsung!

Πρόκειται για μια εκδήλωση που διοργανώνεται από την ομάδα εκπαιδευτών του Συμβουλίου Νεολαίας Κύπρου με την υποστήριξη του Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας και υπό την αιγίδα της καμπάνιας «Για τη Διαφορετικότητα. Κατά των Διακρίσεων.» της Ε.Ε. Εκτός από το γραφείο μας συμμετέχουν επίσης το Πολιτιστικό εργαστήρι Αγίων Ομολογητών, η Αρχή κατά του Ρατσισμού και η Αρχή Ισότητας.  Προωθείστε έτσι ώστε όσο το δυνατόν πιο πολλά άτομα να βιώσουν αυτή τη… μοναδικά διαφορετική εμπειρία!!.* * * * * * * * * * * * *

Yarın, 12 Mart Cumartesi, Kıbrıs Gençlik Konseyi Eğiticileri tüm gün boyunca bir dizi etkinlik aracılığıyla, “Farklılıkları” kutlamak için Lefkoşa Üniversitesi’e davet ediyor. BMMYK, diğer kuruluşlarla birlikte etkınlığe katılacaktır. 11.00-22.00 saatleri arasında, istediğiniz herhangi bir saatte katılabilirsiniz. Ekte Buluşma programını bulabilirsiniz.

Ekteki programda görüldüğü gibi, ziyaretçiler üniversitenin bilgisayar laboratuarında internet üzerinden taxidifygis (Against all odds) adlı oyununu oynayabilirler. Ayrıca, ezilen tiyatro da(saat 16.00-17.30) , sen oyuncu bir actor/aktris olabilirsin ve bir mülteci gencin hayatını değiştirebilirsin …

Bir etkinliğe katılarak bir Samsung cep telefonu kazanma şansı elde edersiniz (bir aktiviteye katılmanız iki samsung cep telefonları için çekilişe katılımanızı sağlar). “Ayrımcılığa Karşı için. Farklılık” Etkinliği Avrupa Komisyonu’nun kampanya desteği ile Kıbrıs Gençlik Konseyi Eğiticilerin tarafından organize edilmiştir.

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