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Women’s Empowerment Group 2015

Eleven women joined their powers and for eleven weeks they met consistently and created the most powerful Women’s Empowerment Group by now. The purpose of the Group was to empower female refugees through  personal and social development. This was achieved through solid interactions among the members of the group, but also through the sharing of … Continue reading

Vacancy – Future Worlds Center – Legal Advisor

    Vacancy at Future Worlds Center   The Future Worlds Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that closely co-operates with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Cyprus, a humanitarian and non-political organization mandated by the United Nations to protect refugees and stateless persons and help them find lasting solutions to … Continue reading

18 Δεκέμβρη – Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Μετανάστη

  Υπολογίζεται ότι πάνω από το 5% του παγκόσμιου πληθυσμού είναι μετανάστες και ζούνε μακριά από τον τόπο καταγωγής τους με στόχο την αναζήτηση μιας καλύτερης ζωής. Η πόλεμοι, η οικονομική κρίση και η κλιματική αλλαγή έχουν συμβάλει στην αύξηση των ανθρώπων που αναζητούν ένα φιλόξενο τόπο να τους υποδεχτεί. Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, ο … Continue reading

Capacity Building Workshop (Saturday 05/12/2015- Sunday 06/12/2015)

  A two-day ‘Capacity Building’ workshop for refugees and asylum seekers was organized last weekend, Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, by Future Worlds Center. As part of our empowerment work with individuals and organised groups of asylum seekers we aim to promote the refugees’ participation in the public sphere and their participation in public decision-making procedures that affect them. … Continue reading

Greek Language Lessons!

We are very happy to announce the beginning of Greek Language Lessons in our offices! The lessons are aim to provide refugees with the confidence, skills and tools required to enable them to effectively communicate in Greek Language. Our two amazing teachers have the skills, dedication and patience to help them along the way. Lessons … Continue reading

Cypriot parliament passes historic Civil Partnerships Bill. / Η Βουλή των Αντιπροσώπων υπερψήφισε χθές την Πολιτική Συμβίωση

A significant day in the history of the island and a great victory for human rights in Cyprus. The Cypriot parliament has voted yesterday in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex couples in Cyprus will be legally recognised for the first time. The bill passed with 39 votes for, 12 against, while three … Continue reading

Teaching at Kofinou

Sahar is a resident of the Kofinou Reception Center for asylum seekers. She really missed her job as a teacher back in her country so she decided to help the children staying at Kofinou that don’t know how to read and to write to learn and develop their capabilities. Sahar was really proud to assist the children and … Continue reading

Conference of FWC: Refugee Crisis: Developments and the situation in Cyprus

The conference ”Refugee Crisis: Developments and the situation in Cyprus” took place on the 16th of November at the EU House in Nicosia. The conference was organized by Future Worlds Center under the auspices of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cyprus. There was a large and diverse attendance that stimulated the … Continue reading

New clothing storage room at the Kofinou Reception Center

***** It’s finally done!! Yesterday, after herculean efforts, we finished organising and setting up the clothing storage room at the Kofinou Reception Centre. The storage room, as you can see from the pictures below (before and after), will host all donations received in the previous months and all donations that will be made in the … Continue reading

Home Work Project

  Last week we started a new project. The Home Work Project was set up to help refugee children with their homework and also with extra Greek lessons. The project runs with the valuable help of Arab-Greek speaking volunteers that devote some of their time to assist the children and provide them with more opportunities … Continue reading

13 Powerful Films about Refugees You Need To See

  As recent global headlines attest, we’re in the middle of a global refugee crisis. Right now, there are some 60 million people displaced from their homes .We’re living in what many call “the age of the refugee.” So here are thirteen films and documentaries about the refugee and asylum seeker experience. Films and documentaries … Continue reading

ECRE Annual Conference 2015 – With winter approaching ECRE urgently calls on Europe to act

The Annual General Conference of the European Council for Refugees (ECRE) took place the past week in The Hague. Future Worlds Center (FWC) is an active member of ECRE and participated in the three days of the conference. Apart from workshops and discussions, the conference included the General Assembly of the Council, where members voted … Continue reading

SDDP Co-laboratory (Saturday 03/10/2015 – Sunday 04/10/2015 )

  Our two day co-laboratory using the effective method ‘Structured Democratic Dialogue Process’ (SDDP) took place at the FWC’s offices on Saturday, October 3rd  and Sunday, October 4th. The co-laboratory occurred under the project “Improvement of the Situation of Asylum Seekers in Cyprus” funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nicosia. The … Continue reading

’Look, this is my boat.’

  Mazen Bishtawe , a  26 year old  Syrian-Palestine  from Latakia, the principal port city of Syria, he is a resident  in Cyprus for almost one year now.  On the 25th of September 2014 he was one of the 324 passengers heading to Italy that were rescued at the coasts of Paphos.  Mazen still recalls … Continue reading

Launch of new project by FWC: Promotion of alternatives to detention

Since September 2015 Future Worlds Center through the Humanitarian Affairs Unit has started the implementation of a new project named “Promotion and implementation of alternatives to detention in Cyprus” hoping to bring about a positive change in the Cypriot society. This program is under the funding of the international organization EPIM (European Programme for Integration and … Continue reading

Solidarity by young Cypriots #refugeeswelcome

    On Saturday 12 of September, the Pan-European Day for Action for Refugees took place outside of the presidential palace. During this solidarity protest, Future Worlds Center approached the organizers and managed to interview Iro Katsantoni, an eighteen year old high school graduate. Iro together with George Demetriou, and Andrea Papakosta decided to organize … Continue reading

Αλληλεγγύη απο νεαρούς Κύπριους #refugeeswelcome

  Το Σάββατο 12 Σεπτεμβρίου, η Πανευρωπαϊκή Ημέρα Δράσης για τους Πρόσφυγες διεξήχθη έξω από το προεδρικό μέγαρο. Κατά τη διάρκεια αυτής της διαμαρτυρίας αλληλεγγύης, το Future Worlds Center  προσέγγισε  τους διοργανωτές και εξασφάλισε συνέντευξη από την  Ηρώ Κατσαντώνη, δεκαοκτώ ετών, απόφοιτος λυκείου. Η Ηρώ μαζί με τον Γιώργο Δημητρίου και την  Άνδρέα Παπακώστα αποφάσισαν … Continue reading

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