The Resources for Democracy project is organizing, on the 8th and 9th of May, a two-day workshop entitled “Social Movements in Europe and the Middle East - Interpreting the Anti-Austerity and Pro-Democracy Protests”.

The workshop will take place at the Home for Cooperation and will involve an open discussion on Friday the 8th between 17:30 - 20:00 hours. This will be followed by a series of sessions and seminars on Saturday, the 9th from 09:00 till 13:00.

In the workshop we will examine the social and protest movements we have witnessed in the Arab Region (focusing on Egypt), Greece and Turkey. Moreover the case of the social and protest movement mobilizations in both communities in Cyprus will be discussed.

The workshop will feature the following speakers:

Dr. Peristianis President of the Council of the University of Nicosia, Dr Ahmet Sozen Research Director of the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), Nelly Corbel, Executive Director of Lazord Foundation, Dr. Stefanos Vallianatos Coordinator of the Greek Network of  the Anna Lindh. Foundation and Dr. Tuğrul İlter, Chair of the Center of Research and Communication for Peace.

For more information about the workshop you may visit its facebook event or contact either Mr. Savvas Charalambous at [email protected]/22875099 οr Ms Meltem Ikinci at [email protected]

*Resources for Democracy is implemented by the NGO Support Centre in collaboration with the University of Nicosia and the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), with the support of UNDP-ACT.


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