Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Cyberethics Carnival Party!

The Cyprus Safer Internet Center – Cyberethics, invites you to a Carnival Party which has as a general theme “the Internet” (the costumes need to be related to the Internet, i.e. antivirus – doctor etc).

The best costumes will be awarded prizes!

See you all on Saturday 5/3/2011 at 11:30pm at Down Town Retro Club, Limassol.
Entrance fee: 35 euro with Open Bar!!

For more information and reservations, please call at 22873820 (office hours) or at 99806388 (Iliada).

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Great Opportunity: Call for Participants from Cyprus for an International Training called "Human Rights Creative"

Future Worlds Center is a partner in the international multipliers’ training course "Human Rights CREATIVE" from April 4th to 11th 2011 and we are looking for participants from Cyprus! Other participants coming are from England, Netherlands, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Malta and Germany. The deadline is 28 February so act now to be included!

Please find the detailed description below.

If you know anybody (teachers, trainers, social workers, students etc.) who might be interested in participating, please pass this information on and promote the course. It will be a very exciting and very international event.

Training Course "Human Rights CREATIVE“ at International House Sonnenberg / Germany

April 4th to 11th, 2011

About the project

The Training Course ”Human Rights CREATIVE” is organized by the International House Sonnenberg in cooperation with the DARE-network ( and nine partner organizations from different European countries that are active in the field of Human Rights education, and it is mainly financed by the “Youth in Action” Programme of the EU.

During the training course between 30 and 40 multipliers from the nine partner countries that are United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Germany will firstly get a short general introduction into the topic of Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE), in order to then get to know a wide range of methods with a creative approach (such as theatre, film, arts etc.) that can be used to work with (international) young people on the topic of Human Rights.

About us

The International House Sonnenberg is an education center offering many different kinds of conferences, seminars and other educational activities for youth, children, adults and families. A huge focus lies on international encounters, political issues and training courses for multipliers.

More information:

In April 2009 we facilitated the course “Methods of Human Rights Education in Youth Work” in cooperation with the DARE-network. You can find the documentation at

Target group

The Course addresses young multipliers, aged between 18 and 35, such as youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers, students of educational subjects but also volunteers and all other people working with youth and interested in the topic of Human Rights.

Topics that will be covered in our training course “Human Rights CREATIVE”:

? What are Human Rights and where do they come from?

? The importance and aims of Human Rights Education (HRE)

? A simulation game on a current topic related to Human Rights

? Individual Workshops, held by different international experts, teaching a variety of creative approaches for teaching Human Rights, e.g. theatre methods, artistic methods, video/films, photography, …

? Exchange of experiences and best-practice examples in the field of HRE

? One-day-excursion to visit projects/organizations active in Human Rights Education

? Developing ideas for (joint) practical projects, using creative methods of HRE


- to equip international multipliers with a range of creative methods for teaching Human Rights

- to stimulate participants to take an active role in promoting Human Rights

- to arise young people's awareness of topics related to Human Rights

The methodology of the training course

The project is designed as an open learning process based on participants’ exchange of experiences and opinions. The training course follows the approach of non-formal and social education. In addition we will invite international experts to hold workshops on creative methods and to give presentations on the theoretical background of Human Rights (Education).

Working language

English – all participants must be able to actively communicate in English


We are expecting from participants in our training course “Human Rights CREATIVE” to have:

? previous experiences and knowledge of working with young people

? great interest in the field of Human Rights

? good English communication skills

? willingness to contribute to the program with a presentation on either your organization, a certain project you have been involved with or a good practice example. It should be practical information that the other participants will benefit from!

? willingness to develop a project within the Youth in Action Programme as an outcome of the training course

? willingness to participate throughout the full duration of the Training Course

Financial conditions

The participation fee for each participant will be: 130,- Euros

There is a reduced fee for participants from Eastern European countries: 80,- Euros

The fee includes food and lodging at our beautiful education center as well as program costs during the entire training course.

70% of your travel costs will be reimbursed, if you hand in or show us the original tickets at the training course. Example: If the ticket costs you 200 Euro, then 140 Euro will be reimbursed after the event. (Using the cheapest transport is required: 2nd class train, economy airfare, etc.)


Jochen Dallmer, Berlin/Germany, “Young Friends of the Earth Germany”

Samuel Antonio Mejias, London/United Kingdom, Researcher (writing PhD) “Institute of Education, University of London”

Speakers / Workshop facilitators

“Human Rights – origin, vision, reality” – Frank Elbers, Netherlands, Stichting Human Rights Education Associates

“Theatre of Human Rights” – Borislava Daskalova, Bulgaria, Trainer of Forum Theatre

“Children Rights – seen creatively” – Massimo di Rienzo & team, Rome/Italy, Menougualepiu

“Making Human Rights Videos” – Samuel A. Mejias, London/United Kingdom, University of London

“Drumming for Human Rights” – Christine Holtkamp, Trainer of Samba and political action

“Murals – colorful reminders of Human Rights” – Cathy Bird, United Kingdom

“Human Rights in film and sound” – N.N.

Partners involved

? “Partners Bulgaria Foundation”, Bulgaria,

? “Future Worlds Center”, Cyprus,

? “European Safer Schools Partnership”, United Kingdom,

? “Active Citizenship Foundation”, Hungary,

? “MenougualepiĆ¹ s.r.l.”, Italy,

? Informal group of multipliers, Malta

? “Human Rights Education Associates”, Netherlands,

? “Education for the Future”, Poland

Application Procedure

Participation is only possible upon accepted application as the number of places is limited. Please fill the application form that is available to download at > conferences > Human Rights CREATIVE.

Application deadline is 28th of February 2011. Please use the application form only, don’t send additional documents. Selection of participants will be upon their experience and commitment. We seek active people who can use creative methods of Human Rights Education in their youth work. Participation is only possible for the whole programme, not for single days or sessions.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the attached application form and send it to us by Feb 28th.

Further details on program, location, travel reimbursement and all other technicalities will be given to confirmed participants in March.

For more information about the Training Course, please contact Katja Pƶtzsch-Martin by e-mail:
or call +49-(0)5582-944-148 / -0

Internationales Haus Sonnenberg
Sonnenberg-Kreis e.V.
Clausthaler Str. 11
37444 St. Andreasberg
Tel.: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 -148
Fax: +49 (0) 5582/ 944 -100

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign celebrates its achievements

Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign came to a closure on 15th February 2011 in the magical atmosphere of Chateau Status venue in Nicosia.

People who had participated in the campaign at different stages of its implementation gathered together and had the chance to catch up with each other and renew contacts.

Project coordinators Huseyin Kursat from Youth Center and Nicolina Markidou from Future Worlds Center thanked all participants for their support and involvement in the project and gave out certificates to everyone involved.

Special guests were the music band Babamad who performed live music by combining both electronic and traditional instruments.

Jumpstart participants formed a network of people who act as multipliers for further mobilization of young people in the reconciliation process and the strengthening of collaboration between Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot community.

The EU-funded project Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign in Cyprus increased confidence building between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth 16-30 years and created opportunities for youth to actively engage in reconciliation activities.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

"Jumpstart the Peace" Youth Campaign Intercutural Learning

On February 11-13, as part of the EU-funded project "Jumpstart the Peace" Youth Campaign, participants traveled to Omodhos and Limassol for a weekend on intercultural learning. The evening kicked off on Friday night with a wine tasting at the Linos Winery. Participants then moved on to a local tavern in Omodhos for dinner, dancing, and music.

The weekend continued with workshops on intercultural learning, film screenings, and discussions. To conclude, participants painted a large canvas with their ideas of what is multiculturalism. Jumpstart the Peace Youth Campaign will finish with a live music event and closing ceremony featuring the group Babamad at Chateau Status on 15 February beginning at 8:30.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign bus tour

On 4-6 February 2011 as part of the Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign bus tour, which is funded by the EU, 25 participants from across the island traveled to Kritou Terra and Akamas. Throughout the weekend participants attended workshops to understand what is meant by a sustainable environment and to learn about the ecosystem and geology of the Akamas peninsula.

Participants hiked through the Avakas Gorge, visited Toxeftra beach, sea caves, and ate lunch in the Latchi harbor. The weekend concluded with a drive through the Limnitis checkpoint. New friendships were formed and participants exchanged e-mails and facebook accounts to stay in touch.

Jumpstart aims to increase confidence building between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth, and create new opportunities for youth to jointly engage. This upcoming weekend Jumpstart will offer workshops on intercultural learning in Limassol. During the weekend participants will explore different interpretations of culture through site visits, media trainings and a fun creative art workshop.

For more information please contact Nicolina Markidou,, or Adira Zwelling,

Community Cinema Nights

Community Cinema Nights

Your Choice To Act Community Cinema Nights are a series of six movies, which aims to create a social environment and a forum for discussion where people can interact and socialize while watching thought provoking movies with such subjects as fair trade, humanitarian issues and global imbalances.

Each Community Cinema Night also features a panel discussion about the topics and issues addressed in the film.

Your Choice to Act“ is a local initiative which aims to raise awareness about how our choices affect global issues.

All Community Cinema Nights take place at the Cyprus Community Media Center.

Reception starts at 18:00, Viewing starts at 18:30

The first chosen movie on the 17th February is "The Dark Side of Chocolate" by the award winning Danish Journalist Miki Mistrati

Is the chocolate we eat produced with the use of child labour trafficked children? Does your favourite chocolate have a bitter taste?

Miki Mistrati investigates the rumours!

Everybody is invited to come to the Cyprus Community Media Center, watch the movie and participate in the following panel discussion!

Free admission!

The movie will be in English without Greek or Turkish subtitles.

It is your choice to act!!