Multicultural Cyprus: Panel Discussion in Dassoupoli: 17 June, 2008

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Multicultural Cyprus
Multicultural Cyprus
Contract Title Building a Multi-Ethnic and Multi-National Cyprus to promote European Values and Regional and International Peace
Contract Number 47351_07_006
Funding Period 01/06/2007 to 30/06/2008
Funding Agency UNDP/UNOPS
Total Cost €84,000.66
Partners Human Rights and Education Network
Cyprus Adult Education Association
University of Cyprus – Department of Political Science
Young Cypriot Scientists Network

Panel Discussion in Dassoupoli: 17 June, 2008

Panelists: George Zikas (Human Rights and Education Network), Michalis Kefalonitis

The Panel Discussion was organized by the Cyprus Adult Education Association at the ‘Friendship’ hotel in Dasoupoli/ Nicosia on 17 June at 6.00 pm. Topic of the Discussion was intercultural dialogue and intercultural communication.

The Panel Discussion was chaired by Mr. Symeonides. 20 guests from Cape Town/ South Africa presented examples of intercultural communication and the challenges of intercultural dialogue in South Africa and engaged in a lively discussion with the Cypriot audience.

The main discussion was around the issue of the multi-community structure of the two countries and how especially teachers, parents, and the community can contribute to a constructive dialogue across ethnic boundaries and help strengthens trust and peace within the society.

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