asylum seekers

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AIDA Update: Wrong counts and closing doors

The reception of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe Cyprus update drafted by Corina Drousiotou and Manos Mathioudakis of Future Worlds Center (Read full report here) Europe’s ongoing failure to find humane responses to the plight of refugees has led to severe difficulties in ensuring reception for those seeking asylum, according to the latest report … 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

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

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

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

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

Δωρεά σχολικών ειδών για τα παιδιά στο Κέντρο Υποδοχής Προσφύγων στην Κοφίνου απο την Παγκύπρια Ενιαία Οργάνωση Μαθητών

  English text follows Δωρεά σχολικών ειδών για τα παιδιά στο Κέντρο Υποδοχής Προσφύγων στην  Κοφίνου απο την Παγκύπρια Ενιαία Οργάνωση Μαθητών Την Παρασκευή 11 Σεπτεμβρίου στις 14:00, η Παγκύπρια Ενιαία Οργάνωση Μαθητών (ΠΕΟΜ) μαζί με το Future Worlds Center επισκέφθηκε το Κέντρο Υποδοχής  Προσφύγων στην Κοφίνου όπου εκει μέλη της ΠΕΟΜ δώρισαν σχολικά είδη … Continue reading

What can you do to help refugees in Cyprus and beyond?

  We are all witnessing the dramatic situations that refugees face in the worst refugee crisis since World War II. We have noticed that many people are wondering and asking how they can help. We might not be in the entry point of tens of thousands of refugees but ιn Cyprus too, we have refugees that … Continue reading

Workshop on reproductive health at the asylum Reception Center

  Workshop on reproductive health at the asylum Reception Center Continuing our work on the social support and the efforts for better integration, Alexia, Tonia, Maryann, Petra as well as other volunteers visited the Kofinou Reception Center for Asylum Seekers last week to conduct a women’s workshop on reproductive health. Asylum-seeking and refugee women are … Continue reading