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  • Young women from Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan came together in the online seminar “Building healthy relationships and enhancing gender equality”to discuss gender norms and explore tangible implications of human, gender, and health rights to women’s lives.“The whole journey [of the workshops] made my journey seem less lonely– having others with......

  • The Anna Lindh Foundation and the Heads of the ALF Networks of Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan, led by the Heads of the ALF Network Cyprus, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, are organising a second online......

  • Την Τρίτη 15/12 διενεργήθηκε διαδικτυακά η Γενική και Εκλογική Συνέλευση του Κέντρου Στήριξης ΜΚΟ (NGO Support Centre – Cyprus) για το 2020. Κατά τη διάρκεια της Συνέλευσης παρουσιάστηκε ο απολογισμός του 2019, τα προγραμμάτα και οι δράσεις του οργανισμού. Επίσης, παρουσιάστηκαν οι ελεγμένοι λογαριασμοί για......

  • Education, and especially Global Citizenship Education, is commonly viewed as a key factor to promote local-global change towards a dignified and just future for all beings on the planet. But do we address the right issues? Do we already live the transformative potential of education......

  • Are you a motivated individual who is interested in working in the civil society sector? Do you have experience in project proposal writing and management? We are currently looking for a Project Officer to join our team! For more information about the position, please click......

  • Η ενσωμάτωση της διάστασης του φύλου στην εξωτερική πολιτική της Κύπρου και ιδιαίτερα στην περιοχή της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου αποτελεί μεγάλη προτεραιότητα για το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών Κύπρου, δήλωσε ο Υπουργός Εξωτερικών Νίκος Χριστοδουλίδης, στην έναρξη του διαδικτυακού σεμιναρίου «Χτίζοντας υγιείς σχέσεις και ενισχύοντας την ισότητα των φύλων», το οποίο......

  • How can the creative arts help you explore your role as a global citizen?   What is the place of creativity when talking about education, participation and making change happen?  How does the pandemic affect the arts and how can we address that?  The NGO Support......

  • Το   NGO Support Centre – Cyprus και το   Υπουργείο Παιδείας, Πολιτισμού, Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας    συνδιοργάνωσαν την Τετάρτη 18/11 την διαδικτυακή ημερίδα με τίτλο “Παγκόσμια Εκπαίδευση και ενεργός πολιτότητα στην Κύπρο: Υφιστάμενες Πρακτικές και Νέες Προοπτικές” στο πλαίσιο της Εβδομάδας Παγκόσμιας Εκπαίδευσης (GEW 2020). Στόχος......

  • The CUBES consortium met virtually on the 9th of November to discuss the progress of the design of the training program on cultural administration and sustainability through the development of an inclusive, interactive and user-friendly digital platform. This platform is of utmost importance to ensure the sustainable administration of......

  • Το Κέντρο Στήριξης ΜΚΟ (NGO Support Centre) και το Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Cyprus συνδιοργανώνουν στις 7 Νοεμβρίου 2020 το διαδραστικό εργαστήρι για νέους: «Youth ReActs: προσεγγίζοντας την αγωγή του πολίτη και την εκπαίδευση για την παγκόσμια πολιτότητα μέσα από τους Στόχους Βιώσιμης Ανάπτυξης».......

  • The Cyprus Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation is hosting a Communication Workshop for network members only!  The workshop aims at giving members a good understanding of effective communication and possible tools. It will introduce you to the value of becoming proactive in telling your story and......

  • Οι Χρηματοδοτικοί Μηχανισμοί Ευρωπαϊκού Οικονομικού Χώρου και Νορβηγίας (EEA and Norway Grants) που έχουν συσταθεί με τη συνεισφορά της Ισλανδίας, του Λιχτενστάιν και της Νορβηγίας, υλοποιούν τον τρίτο μηχανισμό στήριξης στην Κύπρο μέσω ενός προγράμματος για την ενίσχυσή της Κοινωνίας των Πολιτών, με τίτλο «Πρόγραμμα του Ταμείου Ενεργών Πολιτών (Active Citizens Fund 2014-2021)».    H κοινοπραξία που......

  • We are happy to announce the launch of the internship programme for InterCap: Develop Capacities Together in collaboration with CARDET. InterCap addresses the emerging concern regarding public perceptions of (in)security and risk, and how it influences understanding of migration, sustainable development, roles, and responsibilities of EU citizens. ......

  • We recently took part in the newly launched podcast series of the Cyprus Parallel Parliament for Civil Society, initiated by the President of the Cyprus Parliament, Mr. Demetris Syllouris and the President of the Cyprus Parallel Parliament, Professor Constantinos Phellas. In this episode, our Project......

  • NGO Support Centre staff recently took part in the second Transnational Preparatory Meeting  (TPM) for Erasmus+ KA2 project CUBES, adapting to the circumstances and going online!   The project CUBES – ‘𝗖u𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀’ aims to develop a training programme through the design and development of an inclusive, interactive and user-friendly......

  • The NGO Support Centre and Rooftop Theatre, as co-heads of the Cyprus Network of Anna Lindh Foundation, are organising an online workshop for NGOs in Cyprus.  Did you know that members of the Anna Lindh Foundation Cyprus Network are part of the largest network of......

  • While our team is currently working from home and staying safe, it continues its work as energetically as ever and welcomes a new member. We are delighted to introduce our Centre & Project Manager, Natalia Kouhartsiouk. Natalia holds a BA in Classical Studies, an MA in Applied Theatre......

  • The reactivation of cooperation between the Cyprus Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) and its members was launched at a meeting in Nicosia, during which participants were encouraged to be more active and engaged in giving a much-needed new impetus. Future activities were shared......

  • We are hiring! Are you a motivated individual who is interested in working in the civil society sector? We are currently looking for a full time Trainee to work with us (paid position), which will support the implementation of the project Bridge 47 – Building......

  • Are you an educator passionate about social change?! Do you want to know more about how the UN Sustainable Development Goals can be integrated into your work? If so, join us for a 3-day experiential workshop up in the mountains (Platres village) on 6 – 8 September! The workshop will focus on......

  • We are very happy to announce, once again, the annual NGO Fair, which is taking place within the framework of the ‘Up to Youth’ Youth Festival 2019, organised by the Youth Board of Cyprus.   The NGO Fair 2019 is organised by the Youth Board of Cyprus, the NGO Support Centre and the......

  • Are you working in the area of Global Citizenship Education or educational  innovations? Do you think that education can change the world around you for the better?  If your answer is yes, Bridge 47 welcomes you to participate in a call for innovative educational projects. We believe education can help us reverse negative global trends.   In the current call for proposals we are looking for small scale (local, national) innovative projects which put Global Citizenship Education and other types of value-based education in practice.    The maximum project budget should not exceed €5000, with a maximum project grant from Bridge 47 of € 4.750 (5% co-financing is requested from the project applicant).    Successful applicants will be invited to a two day design thinking workshop in March 2019 to showcase their educational innovations.     The deadline for submitting project proposals is the 24th of January 2019.   Eligible entities are active non governmental, non profit organisations established in the Republic of Cyprus or one of the following countries: Bulgaria,......

  • Dear friends,   The, the NGO Support Centre, the Youth Board of Cyprus and the Cyprus Youth Council are co-organising the annual NGO Fair on Saturday 29th of September 2018.   The NGO Fair is taking place as part of the Youth Festival ‘Up to You(th)’ organised for the fourth consecutive year by the Youth Board of......

  • Workshop: The EU Aid Volunteers Initiative    Info session and Practical Assistance workshop for organisations  Dates: Friday, 14th September Hours: 9:00-16:30 Venue: Semeli Hotel, Nicosia   As part of its More and Better EU Aid Volunteers project, NGO Support Centre invites organisations to a day-long event that will cover: –  ......

  • We are hiring! Are you a motivated individual who is interested in working in the civil society sector? We are currently looking for a part time Project Administrator that will help with the day-to-day operation of the NGO Support Centre and support the implementation of......

  • We are particularly happy to announce the annual NGO Fair, which is taking place within the framework of the Youth Festival 2017, organised by the Youth Board of Cyprus. The NGO Fair 2017, organised by the Youth Board of Cyprus, the NGO Support Centre and......

  • On the 8th of April the NGO Support Centre with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation – Cyprus Network organised a day long training on intercultural dialogue in a gallery space in the old town of Nicosia. The training was attend by participants from......

  • The NGO Support Centre is partner in a new technical assistance project led by the Italian organisation Gruppo di Volontariato Civile. The project ‘More and Better EU Aid Volunteers’ aims at strengthening the capacities of national organisations willing to participate in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative by training and......

  • The NGO Support Centre, in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation National Network in Cyprus, is organising a training on Intercultural Dialogue based on the ‘Toolkit for Conducting Intercultural Dialogue’ (2012), developed by the Conference of International NGOs of the Council of Europe. The training......

  • The NGO Support Centre organised on the 15th of February a conference entitled ‘Citizen Involvement in the EU’ that took place as part of the EU project ‘ECoSMS- Empowering Citizens of Small Member States that is implemented by the NGO Support Centre in cooperation with......

  • Το Κέντρο Στήριξης ΜΚΟ διοργανώνει συνέδριο με θέμα «Youth Engaging the State» από τις 21-23 Οκτωβρίου 2016 στο ξενοδοχείο Classic στη Λευκωσία. Ο κύριος σκοπός του συνεδρίου είναι η ενημέρωση και ευαισθητοποίηση των νέων για θέματα που αφορούν τους δημόσιους φορείς της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας όπως επίσης......

  • The NGO Support Centre participated in a panel discussion entitled ‘Awareness raising and mobilising community interest’, on 21 June 2016 as part of the closing event of the EEA Grants NGO Fund programme for the period 2009-2014. The event also included another panel discussion on ‘Challenges......

  • We are particularly happy to announce the annual NGO Fair, which is taking place within the framework of the Youth Festival 2016, organised by the Cyprus Youth Board.   The NGO Fair 2016, organised by the NGO Support Centre in co-operation with the Cyprus Youth......

  • On June 14th, the NGO Support Centre will be taking part in an information session about the EU competitive programme ‘Europe for Citizens’ at the EU House (30 Lord Byron Avenue) in Nicosia. Join us to find out more about funding opportunities through the ‘Europe......

  • The NGO Support Centre has completed its project ‘Cypriot Civil Society Mapping and Capacity Building Project’. The project was implemented in collaboration with the Management Centre of the Mediterranean and with the financial support of the EEA Grants and the Republic of Cyprus. The project......

  • ‘Gender as a missing lens – How to introduce gender into history teaching’ is a 6 month project, funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation and initiated in Cyprus. The project is implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR), in partnership with the Mediterranean Institute......

  • The NGO Support Centre through the ‘Cypriot Civil Society Mapping and Capacity Building Project’ has drafted an NGO Code of Ethics and Practices. The document has been prepared with the active input of around 100 representatives from NGOs through an island-wide and online series of......

  • The NGO Support Centre, in collaboration with the Management Centre of the Mediterranean has conducted an island-wide research on the capacities of CSOs in Cyprus. The research was part of the ‘Cypriot Civil Society Mapping and Capacity Building Project’ funded by the EEA Grants and......

  • The NGO Support Centre, through the project UNIDEV, is organising on Monday, 22nd February 2016, at 17:30 a public event on Sustainable Development Goals and Education. The event will take place at the, Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia and will involve a panel discussion featuring as speakers, Rilli Lappalainen, Secretary General,Finnish NGDO Platform to the......

  • The NGO Support Centre calls for expressions of interest by young people (16-30) who wish to participate as Youth Ambassadors in its new project ‘Stories of Europe’. ‘Stories of Europe’ is a project implemented by the NGO Support Centre, in collaboration with IMH, and the support of the......

  • The UNIDEV publication ‘’Development Education in Theory and Practice – An  educator’s resource’’ is now ready and available here.   The idea for this resource arose out of a desire to develop specific development education materials that would target the new EU member states, and which would bring......

  • The NGO Support Centre, through its project U-Impact, is organizing a public debate entitled “Civil Society and the EU” on the 6th of November, at 09:30.  The debate will take place at the EU House in Nicosia and will explore the ways citizens and Civil......

  • The NGO Support Centre hosted on the 10th and 11th of September the preparatory, kick-off meeting of its new project ‘Empowering Citizens of Small Member States’ (ECoSMS). ECoSMS is an 18-month project funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission being implemented by the......

  • As the summer kicks in, we are certain that a fun day at the park sounds quite appealing. Especially, if that involves good music, food and drinks and loads of interactive activities such as treasure hunting, Pecha Kucha presentations and flash mobs. We will certainly......

  • 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......

  • By Louiza Hadjivasiliou On the 19th February, a team from Cyprus, consisting of two academics and myself, departed for Lusaka, Zambia, for a field visit which proved to be an unforgettable and unique experience on both personal and professional levels. In Zambia, we were joined by......

  • The NGO Support Centre, successfully organized, on Thursday 29th of January, an information session for NGOs, as part of the ‘Cypriot Civil Society Mapping & Capacity Building project’. During the session, which took place at Classic Hotel in Nicosia, key parameters, information and outputs of the......

  • Following the success of its first course on ‘State, Civil Society and Citizenship‘ the NGO Support Centre is pleased to announce the launch the second accredited course of its project Resources for Democracy* (www.resourcesfordemocracy.com). The course, entitled ‘An Introduction to the Politics of Citizenship’, will be delivered online through the......

  • The NGO Support Centre, the University of Nicosia and the Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), announce the launch, for the first time in Cyprus, of an academically accredited course on civic participation. The course is part of the ‘Resources for Democracy’ project which......

  • The 4th annual NGO Fair that was organized on Saturday 20th September by the NGO Support Centre, through its Youth in Action project YEAH (Young Europeans at The event was a great opportunity for the participating organizations to present their mission, projects and action to......