Through our active projects we are working to support the efforts of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, Technical Committee on Crossings, and Committee on Missing Persons to build peace in Cyprus.
This fourth phase (2015-2018) of the EU funded programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus” aims to continue supporting the efforts of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage to contribute to the ongoing peace and reconciliation process by bringing communities closer to their shared heritage through conservation and emergency measures projects.
The programme “Support to cultural heritage monuments of great importance for Cyprus (Phase 1, 2 and 3)” aims to support the reconciliation process by increasing trust between the two communities through the implementation of confidence building measures agreed by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
This project aims at contributing to the confidence building process through the preservation of Cypriot cultural heritage and the implementation of emergency measures on a list of high importance monuments islandwide according to the strategy of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
The project aims at continue supporting confidence building measures through conservation and emergency measures for additional high importance cultural heritage sites according to the strategy of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in Cyprus.
The restoration of the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas intends to contribute to the reconciliation and confidence building efforts of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage by restoring a monument of high religious and historical importance.
The project for the new Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant (NWWTP) aims to promote and facilitate access to waste water services to both communities of Nicosia as a fundamental contribution to the on-going peace and confidence building process. The new plant will serve a population of 270,000 people from both communities and will be able to treat an average of 30,000 m3/day.
The EU funded and UNDP-PFF implemented Private Sector Development Programme has been completed in May 2011 after 8 years of project implementation. The project supported mainly Turkish Cypriot micro, small and medium enterpreneurs to adhere and comply with European Union regulations and standards. This included support in compliance with the Acquis Communautaire, meeting quality and environmental international and European standards, diversifying and increasing the added value of their products and services.
From 2004 to 2011 UNDP-PFF, thanks to the support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the support of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been working to reduce the number of landmines still remaining on the island thus facilitating safer intra-island movement and communication.
The project, implemented in partnership with the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, aimed to undertake a study on the condition and estimated costs of restoring immovable cultural heritage in Cyprus in order to contribute to its protection and preservation.
The EU funded “Upgrading of local and urban infrastructure Phase I and II” Project, is intended to support the economic and social development of the local communities by improving the living and environmental conditions of the residents.
The RENEWAL Project is focused on developing the economic and social potential of the Greater Famagusta Region (including Famagusta Walled City and Deryneia), striving to support the improvement of the climate for reconciliation. It aims to enhance collaboration among civil society stakeholders, facilitate youth entrepreneurship through empowerment and networking opportunities and lastly, lay the soft infrastructure for business development which will lead to the improvement of economic potential of the region.
The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index is the first and only existing tool that is not exclusive to a particular reconciliation context. SCORE is a UNDP-supported project and was developed through a partnership between the Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), a peacebuilding think tank, and the UNDP –Action for Cooperation and Trust programme in Cyprus.
Discussions on a new legal and regulatory framework affecting NGOs in the Republic of Cyprus have taken place the past few years, and although some progress has been made in the efforts to modernise the law on Public Benefit Organizations and the law on Associations, Foundations and Clubs, much remains to be done.
The Peace it Together project intended to capture and codify the wealth of knowledge generated over 12 years of peace building and reconciliation practices. These invaluable experiences could then be easily exported to other post-conflict settings within the Euro-Mediterranean region as best-practices.
The Economic Interdependence Project is being implemented in partnership between the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and aims to foster and nurture economic interdependence between the two communities through a variety of interventions.
The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index is an innovative approach for measuring the impact of peacebuilding efforts. It is a statistical tool that can measure and monitor over time, changes in communities’ capacities for Social Cohesion and Reconciliation.
The Future Together Project promotes citizen and community participation in the decision-making processes that affect their lives, and in doing so, helps to create the conditions for a more inclusive reconciliation process.
The MultiCommMedia project implemented by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) works to build the capacity of civil society organisations in communicating their work through the use of traditional and online media tools.
Through the comprehensive Multiperspectivity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education (MIDE) project, the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) aims to address the needs of educators, practitioners and others engaged in examining the linkages between education and intercultural dialogue, multiperspectivity and co-operation.
The project seeks to lay the groundwork for the creation of an established academic programme in Cyprus on the theme of Civic Participation that will provide students and CSO practitioners from Cyprus and the Euro-Mediterranean region with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge in the field.