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World Refugee Day Street Festival 2016

Ακολουθεί Ελληνικό κείμενο For the 3rd consecutive year, Future Worlds Center and the UNHCR Representation in Cyprus are organising a STREET FESTIVAL in celebration of the World Refugee Day. The Festival takes place in order to honour refugees’ contribution to the host society, to raise awareness on refugee issues, and to strengthen solidarity between the … Continue reading

Πέρα από την Κράτηση – Beyond Detention

Ακολουθεί κείμενο στα ελληνικά Beyond detention: Development and implementation of alternatives to detention – May 20th 2016 The UNHCR Representation in Cyprus organized a seminar on alternatives to detention of third country nationals in Filoxenia Conference Center, Nicosia on Friday, May 20th.  The UNHCR seminar aimed at providing key government and civil society stakeholders with … Continue reading

The Justice Project and FWC

We would like express our heartfelt thanks to The Justice Project for organizing the fundraising event ‘Scoring for Change: The Futsal Tournament’ in order to support the Homework Club for the refugee children run by our organisation. Our team was very pleased to meet Iasonas Pafitis and Orla Hadjisophocleous, the representatives of The Justice Project, … Continue reading

Cyprus should enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights

Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, following his visit to Cyprus (7 to 11 December 2015) “Despite some progress made in immigration law and policy, Cyprus’ asylum system still suffers from a number of shortcomings that need to be urgently redressed”, said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human … Continue reading

Οικογενειακή επανένωση 8χρονου κοριτσιού – Family reunification for 8 year old girl

Οικογενειακή επανένωση 8χρονου κοριτσιού – Family reunification for 8 year old girl English text follows Μετά από δύο χρόνια ένα μικρό κοριτσάκι από τη Συρία βρήκε καταφύγιο στο πιο ασφαλές και ζεστό μέρος του κόσμου, μακριά από τους βομβαρδισμούς, τα αίματα και τη φρίκη του πολέμου, στην αγκαλιά της μάνας του… Είμαστε πολύ χαρούμενοι να … Continue reading


1st February 2016     UNITED NATIONS EXPERTS URGE CYPRUS TO ADDRESS MIGRANT DETENTION CONDITIONS, IMPROVE OVERALL MONITORING GENEVA/NICOSIA (1 February 2016) – Cyprus has seen many positive developments concerning the treatment of people in detention, but still faces several challenges, particularly regarding the independent monitoring of places of detention and the treatment of migrants, the … Continue reading

”Come together” – Concert for peace and solidarity

– English text follows — ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ «Come Together» Συναυλία αφιερωμένη στην Eιρήνη και την Αλληλεγγύη Παρασκευή 29/1/16 Μουσική Σκηνή Red, Λευκωσία Δύο κορυφαίες κυπριακές μπάντες και DJ Ώρα έναρξης: 9 μ.μ Σε μια μοναδική συναυλία αφιερωμένη στην ειρήνη και την αλληλεγγύη προς τους πρόσφυγες της Συρίας, για πρώτη φορά μαζί, στο ‘Red’ στη Λευκωσία … Continue reading

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

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

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