Resources for Democracy was implemented by the NGO Support Centre in
collaboration with the University of Nicosia and the Center for Sustainable
Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). The project was funded by UNDP-ACT and
run through August 2014 to October 2015.
Aims and Purposes
The project sought to draw from the expertise and academic excellence of the
organizations that comprise the implementing consortium and lay the grounds for
the creation of an established, academically accredited programme on Civic
Participation in Cyprus. A programme that would provide students and CSO
practitioners both from Cyprus and the Euro-Mediterranean region with the
theoretical understanding and practical knowledge in the field, contributing
towards a vibrant civic society.
Main Activities and Products
The consortium developed a face-to-face course and two online modules, which were
academically accredited by the University of Nicosia, along with original
academic material on the field. These courses were available to students and
CSO activists, from Cyprus and the region, without any restrictions in terms of
ethnicity, gender or age.
Additionally, and as part of the project, a regional workshop/conference was
held in Cyprus with the participation of academics and CSO practitioners from the
the project developed a series of audio and audio-visual learning tools
exploring various issues in the fields of democratic governance, active citizenship
and civic participation. These tools along with information about the courses
developed and delivered through the project can be found in the Resources for
Democracy’s platform. You may access the platform here.