Tuesday, 27 January 2009

FWC brings Cyprus Teachers together from 36 Schools to discuss the Challenges of Global Education

On Wednesday, 21 January 2009, teachers from 36 schools across Cyprus came together in a structured dialogue workshop at the Pedagogical Institute to discuss the challenges they face in integrating Global Education to their schools.
The workshop was organised by Future Worlds Center, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and CyprusAid, within the wider context of the annual Global Education Week.
Throughout the structured dialogue workshop, the teachers (including nursery, primary, secondary and technical teachers) identified a total of 96 challenges, which they categorised in five groups: Educators; School Culture; Official Side; Community Culture; and Learners. The workshop participants structured the 16 most important challenges into a tree of influence. A report of the workshop with detailed results will be uploaded shortly.
For more information please contact Kerstin Wittig.

Invitation to Contact Making and Project Development Workshop - 07 February 2009

Future Worlds Center is organising a workshop on Contact Making and Project Development for representatives and members of Youth NGOs from Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The workshop will take place within the context of the European Youth project 'Strengthening of youth civil society initiatives through EU and neighbouring countries' networking'.

The main aims of the workshop are:
* to meet Youth NGO representatives from Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan;
* to identify common areas of interest;
* to develop joint project ideas, and
* to learn more about the European Youth Programme and its funding procedures.

For more more information and to register for the workshop, please contact Kerstin Wittig by email or telephone (+357 22873820).

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

FWC hosts Kyrgyzstan and Kazahstan Study Visit to Cyprus

In the context of the EU-funded project ‘Strengthening of youth civil society initiatives through EU and neighbouring countries' networking’, a group of 10 youth representatives from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will participate in a 2-week study visit to Cyprus. The project aims to provide opportunities for young people in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to build their leadership knowledge skills and attitudes for participation in community life and decision making, and to bring EU democratic principles and values closer to the Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan youth through various capacity building, share of experience and partnership building and networking activities with Greek and Cyprus youth.

Aim of Study Visit
The aim of this study visit is for the Kyrgyz and Kazakh youth to get new ideas and understanding about local youth work in Cyprus and the EU and also to create links and partnerships for developing joint youth projects in the future. The study visit will include leadership training, meetings with Cypriot youth organizations and volunteers, the Nicosia Municipality, representatives of the European Commission, as well as cultural institutions.

Three of the participants are members of the youth committee coordinated by Association for Societies “Baspana’, based in Almaty/ Kazakhstan, and seven participants are members of the youth committee coordinated by Development Cooperation in Central Asia (DCCA). All of the participants have participated in local trainings on volunteerism, project management, public relations/ communications and youth activism. One of their follow-up activities will be to set up their own youth NGO to promote democratic principles and youth activism among their own communities.

For further information contact Kerstin Wittig.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Helpline Training Conference

Helpline Training Conference: Thursday, Friday, 22nd and 23rd

Press Conference: Saturday 24th

The Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children, in collaboration with the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute invite you to a Helpline Training Conference on Thursday and Friday 22nd and 23rd of February 2009, and on a Press Conference Saturday 24th that will take place in Classic Hotel in Nicosia.

Experts representing Helplines from Cyprus and Europe as well as expert psychologists will offer training on how to set-up Helplines and deal with Helpline calls regarding the use of new technologies, mainly the Internet, and their dangers.

Joining us will be representatives of Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Coordinator of the CyberEthics project in Cyprus), from the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children, a representative from the Polish Helpline and from the Youth Board of Cyprus. The Conference is free and open to the public but registration needs to be made beforehand. On the 24th of January there will be a Press Conference that will announce the launching of Cyprus Helpline which will be operated by the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children and present pan-European findings regarding Safer
Internet issues.

For registration please call Mrs. Georgina Shitta at 22-873820 or send an email to georgina@cnti.org.cy.

For further information please check our website at www.CyberEthics.info or call us at 22-873820.

The project is co-funded by European Union.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Invitation to “Make it Happen”: Millennium Development Goals Media Competitions

Cypriot NGO Future Worlds Center (FWC) invites all young people between 18 and 30 to compete in four different media competitions entitled ‘Make it Happen’. These are being held in conjunction with the EU funded ‘Youth Ambassadors for MDG’s’ (Millenium Development Goals) coordianted by FWC. The aim of the competitions is to extend the knowledge about the Millennium Development Goals to Cyprus and to involve Cypriot participants of the competition in support for developing countries. The first deadline is 31st January, 2009.

Competitions are divided into two levels; national and international. The top 3 winners of the Cyprus national competitions will receive cash prizes for their works and then compete against international competitors from the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary for trips to Argentina, Cambodia and the Republic of Congo.

Make it Happen Categories

Create a SHORT FILM.
Films which enter the second round will be presented at the Festival ‘Afrykamera’ 2009, in Krakow, Poland and be eligible for cash prizes.

Create a COMPUTER GAME connected with the theme of MDGs.
The top prize is a trip to Cambodia.

Create a CARTOON with the theme of the MDGs.
The top prize is a trip to Argentina.

Write an ESSAY about promoting the MDGs.
The top prize is a trip to the Republic of Congo.

Fore more information, please contact:

Larry Fergeson
Future Worlds Center
(legal reg: Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute)
Tel.: +357 22873820
Email: larry.fergeson.cyprus@gmail.com