L a t e s t N e w s
Oct. 25 - Stelios Foundation Grant
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Cyprus Friendship Programme, through our hard-working Co-Coordinators Simge Kahvecioglu and Sotia Adamidou, was awarded a Stelios Foundation grant of €10.000 for its work in promoting bi-communalism in Cyprus. During the awards ceremony, held in Nicosia, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said that competition in this year’s bicommunal awards reached a new record of 215 applicants. President Nicos Anastasiades attended the event and stressed that the success of the awards is not surprising since Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots worked together for decades proving that their common denominator, which is their Cypriot identity and the desire to prosper together, is strong and durable.
Oct. 28 - EU Youth Parliament
Student representatives from 23 EU-member states came to the European Parliament under the umbrella of Euroscola to represent their schools and countries. For the third year, the Cyprus Friendship Programme was represented by a bi-communal team of 24 teens who worked with peers from all over the continent to discuss very important, yet controversial, EU-related topics. Team CFP addressed the role EU should play in the context of migration and integration.
It was a proud day for the CFP family when, at the end of the session, our cheer "in a country divided, people UNITED" echoed inside the Parliament. Congratulations CFP!
Jan . 10 - CFP Alumns Join Peace Rally
As peace negotiations between the two leaders of divided Cyprus take place in Geneva during the week of Jan. 9 - 12, Cypriots are gathering throughout the week to show their support for a reunified Cyprus. CFP alums joined with members of trade unions and peace organizations in a peace rally held on the evening of Jan. 10 at the Çetinkaya Stadium across from the Ledra Palace in the U.N. Buffer Zone.
Some of our alums shared their hopes for a solution with Al Jazeera, which were broadcast on Jan. 11. We are so proud of our alums who stay committed to bi-communal work and CFP.