New online course for civil society allows remote learning

Feb 16, 2015

The courses offered in the Buffer Zone attracted high interest and participation from Cypriots

Following the success of the first ‘face-to-face’ course on ‘State, Civil Society and Citizenship’, the Resources for Democracy project has launched a second course accredited by the University of Nicosia. The course, titled ‘An Introduction to the Politics of Citizenship’ is delivered online through the University’s online platform and is available to participants for free.

The course explores key questions such as, What does it mean to be a citizen of a particular country? What rights and responsibilities are associated with citizenship? Throughout the lectures of the course, participants will be encouraged to re-evaluate their perceptions of citizenship using personal experiences, age, gender, ethnicity or religion in understanding their relationship to the primary concepts of the course.

The course aims to provide the basis upon which participants can grasp the nature of citizenship and why it is at the heart of any understanding of what the relationship between state and civil society is.

The online course includes lectures from a diverse academic team and will make available audio and audio-visual interviews and discussions with academics, civil society practitioners and activists that bring their perspective on the issues touched upon at the course.

Resources for Democracy is a project implemented by the NGO Support Centre in collaboration with the University of Nicosia and the Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) with the support of UNDP-Action for Cooperation and Trust.