Category Archives: History

Home for Cooperation opens today!


Today marks the launch of AHDR’s ‘Home for Cooperation’, the new shared space in the buffer zone. There will be a range of events going on over thee weekend, so don’t miss it! Highlights include Tat Tnabar and Gommalar playing live, the opening of Future Worlds Centre’s ‘Borderstories’ Photographic exhibition, (both today, Friday 6 May), Walks for Peace with POST Research Institute and EMAA and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts creating recycled sculptures with children (both on Saturday 7 May), Women’s Voices event by Hands Across the Divide and  the Peace Players basketball tournament, both on Saturday afternoon, ENGAGE Small Grants exhibition and screenings by CCMC on Sunday 8 May, and the premiere of the Documentary on Cyprus, History and the Home for Cooperation by Stefanos Evripidou and Stephen Nugent on Monday evening. Please download the flyer with full details in English, Greek and Turkish.

To read the full speech by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative at today’s launch click here.


Walks for Peace on 7 May 2011

On the occasion of the inauguration of Home for Cooperation, CCMC member POST Research Institute is inviting you to a walk to experience the multiculturalism of the fascinating city of Nicosia. The Walk for Peace is taking place on Saturday 7 May 2011, meeting at the Ledra Street and Lokmaci checkpoints at 10:30am.  Bi-communal groups will have the opportunity to experience the history and multiculturalism of Cyprus’ capital city and it will be a chance for all communities in Cyprus to meet each other and explore the history and culture of Nicosia in a multicultural atmosphere. You can choose between the “full day experience walk” with a chance to enjoy some of the festivities at the Home for Cooperation during the lunch stop (approx. 5 hours) or a “short” walk. Continue reading

Home for Cooperation opens this week!

h4cflyerCCMC member the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) are inaugurating their new shared Home for Cooperation in the buffer zone this week. Excitement is reaching fever pitch as we count down the days to the launch. There will be a range of events going on between 6 and 9 May 2011, so please check the attached flyer for the full schedule.

6 – 9 May 2011
Home for Cooperation, Nicosia Buffer Zone (opposite Ledra Palace Hotel)
Friday 6 May 18:00 – 21.30
Saturday 7 May 10:00 – 21.30
Sunday 8 May 11:00 – 21.30
Monday 9 May 09:00 – 20:30

The flyer is available for download in English, Greek and Turkish.

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Perceptions of borders influence our society, says Future Worlds Center

This week 25 young multipliers from Cyprus, France and Germany will be in Nicosia for a week-long seminar held at the Cyprus Community Media Centre to explore the stories of and behind borders through the lens of a photo camera. The seminar is one of a series of 3 seminars. The first was held in Berlin in September 2010.  Nicosia is the host city in May 2011 and the final seminar will take place in Marseille 2012. The cities chosen for this project all represent the contexts of different aspects of borders, lines and walls: Berlin as a symbol for the division and reunification of Germany and Europe; Nicosia as the last divided capital city in Europe; and Marseille, a port and immigration city, as a gateway between Europe and Africa. This particular seminar in Nicosia aims to build on the experiences of the first seminar in Berlin and will encourage participants to explore parallels and connections between the two cities, the way that walls influence social interactions, urban landscapes and narratives. Participants are encouraged to build on the photographic material created during the seminar in Berlin and take it a step further during the weeklong seminar in Nicosia. Furthermore, the seminar will act as a catalyst for the third seminar in Marseille. The seminar will conclude with a public photo exhibition on Friday 6th May at 18:00hrs, presenting the work produced by the participants. The exhibition will be part of the larger events around the inauguration of the Home for Cooperation in the Buffer Zone opposite Ledra Palace. Everyone is invited to attend.  The seminar receives funding from the German-French Youth Office and the German Embassy in Cyprus. Sponsors include the Cyprus Tourism Organization. For more information please visit the seminar’s blog at

Volunteers for the Home for Cooperation needed!

The Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) is looking for volunteers to assist both in the lead up to and during the inauguration of the Home for Cooperation from 6-9 May 2011. Located in the Nicosia, Cyprus, buffer zone, the Home for Cooperation (H4C) provides a shared space for inter-communal cooperation and dialogue. Continue reading

AHDR Newsletter and Call for Cooperation!


The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), a CCMC member, has just released its February newsletter (available here), packed full of updates on their activities. They are also announcing opportunities for people to get involved in their upcoming Home for Cooperation (H4C) which is opening in May 2011, in the in the Nicosia (Ledra Palace) buffer zone. The H4C will operate as an education, dialogue and research centre. AHDR are also inviting people to apply for resident-partnerships at the Home for Cooperation. Please see for more information about procedures and criteria or download the announcement here. The deadline is 11 March 2011.

Mirroring State Narratives: Educational Forum on 1 March

CCMC member POST Research Institute, in cooperation with the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot Teachers’ Platform “United Cyprus” (Greek Cypriot Section) is implementing a project entitled “Tours for Peace”. As a part of this project, they are organising an Educational Forum on Tuesday 1 March 2011 at 15:30 to 18:00. The title of the forum is Mirroring State Narratives: Struggle Museums Across the Divide.

The venue is the Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) Conference Room and the common language of this forum will be in English. Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to teachers, in particular to history teachers, as well as those participants who attended the previous events organised under this project. Please register by Friday, 25th February 2011 until 16:00, providing your full name, contact details and occupation, as well as stating if you require translation.

This project is being funded by the UNDP-ACT/ USAID through the “ENGAGE” project, which is being executed by the NGO Support Centre and The Management Centre.

For registration and more information please contact:

Mine Kanol Tel: 05338611592, email:

Loizos Loukaidis Tel: 99578067, email:

Download the flyer in English, Greek or Turkish.

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