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World Refugee Day Street Festival 2017

On June 21st, the Future Worlds Center, together with the UNHCR Country Office in Cyprus and the ‘Cyprus Aware’ campaign, held the fourth annual World Refugee Day Street Festival at Faneromeni Square in Old Nicosia.

Besides poetry and book readings, arts and crafts stands, live music, children’s activities and dancing, attendants could enjoy different cuisines from around the world. Continue reading


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

”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

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

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

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

Field trip to Kakopetria with the women’s empowerment group

  Last week, Alexia and Georgia, social worker and psychologist of Future Worlds Center, organized an excursion to the mountain village of Kakopetria with the participants of the women’s group*. The excursion aimed to bring together the women from different nationalities and cultures, and meet the culture of Cyprus away from the urban network, through … Continue reading

Faneromeni Street Festival – World Refugee Day 2015 (Photo Gallery)

  The 2nd annual STREET FESTIVAL organised by the Future Worlds Center and UNHCR in celebration of the World Refugee Day, took place yesterday with memorable success. Faneromeni square was crowded with cheerful people from the very start of the Festival and reached its maximum capacity a few moments before sunrise while a joyful group … Continue reading

Cleaning Cyprus in a day!

  Yesterday on Sunday we participated together with UNHCR Cyprus and asylum seekers from Kofinou Reception Centre in the ”Let’s do it Cyprus – Cleaning Cyprus in a day campaign”. We wore our gloves, grabbed our garbage bags and picked up garbage on Mackenzie beach in Larnaka on a bright sunny day, managing to gather around 10 … Continue reading

Torture, the great shame of the 21st century

26 June 2012, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  The 26th of June marks the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and provides us with an opportunity to honour the victims and survivors of torture, and for us all, survivors of torture and their allies, to stand in solidarity. Despite … Continue reading

Διεθνης Μερα Προσφυγων- Οι προσφυγες αναμεσα μας

H δεκαεξάχρονη Αμίνα δεν θα ξεχάσει ποτέ την ημέρα που αναγκάστηκε να φύγει από το σπίτι της στο Μογκαντίσου στη νότια Σομαλία, όπου έμενε με τη μητέρα και τις αδελφές της. Το όμορφο πρωινό εκείνης της ανοιξιάτικης μέρας του 2007 γέμισε σύντομα με φόβο και δάκρυα. Η κατάσταση στο Μογκαντίσου επιδεινωνόταν για χρόνια και  η  πόλη … Continue reading

World Refugee Day – The refugees amongst us

Sixteen-year-old Amina will never forget the day that she had to flee from her home in Mogadishu in southern Somalia, where she was staying with her mother and sisters.  There was a beautiful dawn, but the rest of that March day in 2007 was filled with fear and tears. The security situation in Mogadishu had been … Continue reading

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