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European Commission organises civil society action week

The European Commission is organising α Civil Society in Action Week from February 24 to 27, 2015 to highlight the work and the role played by Cypriot organisations, it was announced on Friday.

The week will begin with an event on Tuesday at the Home for Cooperation (between 4.30pm to 7pm) introducing the 10 civil society associations and their partners that have been awarded EU funding in 2014 for their projects under the Civil Society in Action IV grant scheme.

The organisations will present their projects and it will be an opportunity for the public and civil society organisations to find out how they can get involved in the various projects.

On Wednesday and Thursday there will be documentary screenings and debates on key areas of environment and human rights at the Goethe Institute from between 3.30pm and 6.30pm and 4.30pm and 7pm respectively.

“Cyprus benefits from a very unique and diverse natural heritage that needs to be protected and promoted; and that sustainable peace, development and prosperity are only possible when grounded upon respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law,” a Commission statement said.

The week will culminate with the presentation on Friday of the new call for proposals “Cypriot Civil Society in Action V”.

This will include information about the call, the type of projects that can be funded, as well as shadow theatre and folkdance performance.

This will take place at Bedestan in the northern part of Nicosia from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Watch out for a detailed programme about the events, documentary screenings, debates and performances during the CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION WEEK on and “Be Aware – Give Back – Raise Your Voice”.

The initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.

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