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Experiences from Palestine by Katerina Antoniou

I recently had the opportunity to visit Palestine, through an exchange program organized by Youth Power. Although I had visited Palestine before, my visit was once again unique and full of new information, both for the Palestinian territory, as well as its people. I had always been interested in the study of the Palestinian conflict, particularly with regards to human rights. Nonetheless, it is much different to visit than study about it: many factors that you can see on the ... more...

Welcome to Palestine by Juana Hafi

When I met my Cypriot friends, after many hours of waiting for them to get out from the Israeli check point then to reach Ramallah, it was such a nice feeling to see them arrive, and in the same time I was so sad because they had to wait for many hours in the border . We were then starting our culture exchange program, on the 2th of November . During our program in Palestine with the Cypriot group I ... more...

Visiting Palestine by Nuri Silay

Visiting Palestine was a good opportunity in terms of field work, as we experienced the daily life in Palestine with a group of Palestinians. It was interesting to encounter the social and economical problems of Palestine in reality rather than through following mainstream media. In order to reach the West Bank after landing in Amman's airport we had to pass through three checkpoints: the Jordanian, the Israeli and the Palestinian. Going from checkpoint to checkpoint by bus and being interrogated ... more...

AEL- Fenerbahce: A Match Against Racism

Some football games are more exciting than others: the teams' performance, the points at stake, the implications of winning. All this becomes even more important when the game is not simply part of the local championship, but instead at the Europa League level. In the case of AEL and Fenerbahce, most of the excitement had nothing to do with football itself, but more with what the two teams were representing. The draw of a Turkish team and a Cypriot team ... more...

A report on the Youth Power Entrepreneurship Workshops - by Louiza Mallouri

A multicultural group of young people residing in Cyprus came recently together at the buffer zone for a 5-day series of workshops on entrepreneurship. The workshops, which took place in June at the CCMC and H4C in the buffer zone, were jointly organised by Youth Power and Second Project, aiming to offer young participants training on business and communications skills, as well as guidance on the route to establish and develop an innovative idea in a sustainable and profitable manner. ... more...

Graffiti for a New Chapter in Cypriot History - by Giannis Hadjigeorgiou

I have never had the opportunity to be engaged in bicommunal activities despite the fact that I' am 26 years old and I have been living in Nicosia for all my life. Fortunately, this changed the last month since I participated to the Youth Power Small Grants project, Graffiti for Peace.   The prevailing atmosphere throughout the project was unique since for three weeks, youths coming from two communities participated to the project in order to send message for peace. ... more...

One Day In Cyprus

One Day On Earth is a documentary feature created from over 3000 hours of footage that volunteer filmmakers shot, literally, in every country of the world, on 10 October, 2010. As a media maker, I am fascinated by this concept where volunteers documented their own reality as they perceived it, all on the same day, and the mind-boggling feat of reducing this massive amount of human experience into a single consumable film product! As a media professional working for the ... more...

Giving Young People A Chance

Hello! My name is Mari Hulkko. I’ve come to Cyprus from Finland to do my internship in Youth Work and Civic Action with HASDER. I think it is funny how good the terms Youth Work and Civic Action sound together. Many organisations and associations which work in the field of Civic Activity usually have a lot of young people as their members. At least this is how I see the situation in Finland. So these two things, Civic Action and ... more...

How to Write a Successful Blog Post

The following comes straight from our March 2012 Newsletter!   Just one aspect of digital activism, Blogging (web logging) has been all the rage for the past several years of our digital age, influencing opinions, feeding revolutions, making a difference through the combined use of words and images, all around the world. In line with other subcategories such as Vlogging (video logging), Podcast creation (audio production), Tweeting and Sharing, which also owe their existence to the social media aspect of ... more...

Beat the Deadline! Get your Youth Power Small Grants!

As 15 March 2012, the deadline for submitting for the Expression of Interest regarding the Youth Power Small Grants approaching, Youth Power is holding a 2-day Open House in their Nicosia office, hosted by CCMC, on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March, 2012, to assist the applicants with their proposals and to inform newly interested parties! From 9 a.p. to 5 p.m. the Youth Power team will be happy to meet face to face with members of organizations and informal ... more...

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