Future Worlds Center
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Future Worlds NETWORK
Over the years, Future Worlds Center has engaged dozens of thousands of participants in its various activities, which were organized and supported by over 100 associates and interns. Find all at Future Worlds Center People.
Future Worlds Center (FWC) is a non-profit, non-Governmental independent organization active in programs with future orientation in areas related to positive social change, social entrepreneurship.
Future Worlds Center was founded in 1991 as Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute. In the late '90s, it expanded its operations, pioneering several humanitarian, multicultural, and peace-related projects, . At the end of 2005, with a new Constitution, it evolved into a larger organization with a pure international orientation integrating all humanitarian, peace, and multicultural activities under one umbrella. In 2010 the new name was legally registered. In 2018, the Board decided to spin off all stably funded operations into independent CSOs, giving the core the flexibility to continue on its entrepreneurial philosophy.
Future Worlds in a snapshot
Organizations incubated and/or created as spin-offs from FWC
Future Worlds Center is not only an incubator of ideas, projects, and of social entrepreneurs but also of organizations. The following were founded either directly as spin-offs or through the leading initiatives of FWC:
Notable Operationsand Achievements
Promoting regional peace
Future Worlds Center pioneers in envisioning, designing, and implementing projects that promote the culture of peace and reconciliation in Cyprus, the region and the globe. The Technology for Peace initiative in 1997, founded by Yiannis Laouris and Harry Anastasiou members of the Cyprus Conflict Resolution Trainers Group aimed to capitalize on the proliferation of the Internet as a means to bear the communication barriers between the northern and the southern parts of divided Cyprus. Other notable peace projects include the Civil Society Dialogue, the Act Beyond Borders and Everybody's song]].
Active promoter of the MDGs
Future Worlds Center is leading a number of pan-European efforts, which aim to promote the Millennium Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals within Europe and in Sub-Saharan countries. It was a founding member of the Cyprus Islandwide Development NGO Platform and the Cyprus Community Media Centre . The Accessing Development Education project  has collected teaching materials or guidance books on topics like Development Education, Global citizenship, Human Rights, Millennium Development Goals and many others from across Europe into one central depository. The Teach MDGs project  focuses on increasing awareness and public support for the Millennium Development Goals by actively engaging teacher training institutes, teachers and pupils in developing local oriented teaching resources promoting the MDGs with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and integrate these into the educational systems of countries across Europe.
Supporting vulnerable groups
Under its Humanitarian Affairs Unit, Future Worlds Center is implementing the project Strengthening Asylum which offers free legal and social advice to asylum seekers and persons under international protection.Its main objective is to ensure that beneficiaries have access to a fair and efficient asylum procedure and that they can enjoy their rights. This Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture has also operated under this Unit and aims to support and promote the empowerment and rehabilitation of torture victims and victims of trafficking who are asylum seekers or persons granted with international protection status in Cyprus and to assist them to integrate into the local society.
The organization also runs a number of projects that promote and implement research in the field of safer use of the Internet; Cyberethics, Cyprus’ Safer Internet Center, which includes a Hotline and a Helpline.
- Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Medal in 2007 to Aleco Christakis for his role in founding the science of Structured dialogic design.
- Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Award in 2008 to Yiannis Laouris for his peace work within Future Worlds Center.
- Civil Society Award for Social Inclusion to Future Worlds Center in 2008.
- Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center in 2011
- Global Education Innovation Award 2017
- Building A Multi-Ethnic and Multi-National Cyprus to Promote European Values and Regional and International Peace
- Extending EU Citizenship to the Eastern End of Europe
- List of national development platforms
- Cyprus Community Media Centre Page
- Accessing Development Education
- Development Education initiative in Europe
- Teach MDGs website
- http://www.cyberethics.info the Cyprus’ Safer Internet Center
- http://www.cyberethics.info/cyethics2/page.php?pageID=15 Cyprus’ Safer Internet Hotline
- http://www.helpline.cyberethics.info Cyprus’ Safer Internet Helpline