Exchange 2012

The 2012 German-Cypriot Youth Exchange Program took place August 4th to 15th in Germany, in particular in Berlin and Hanover.

Outcomes and Media Coverage

Article from Yenidüzen 2012

Pictures

Here, you can find some pictures to get an impression of our activities.


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Activities and Workshops

  • Politcal background and current developments
    • workshop: recent political developments in Cyprus
    • workshop: historical and political background of the Cyprus conflict
    • workshop: recent political developments in Germany
    • workshop: Nazi past, division and reunification of Germany by Janna
  • Sightseeing and excursions
    • city tour Berlin: division and reunification
    • visiting German federal parliament including presentation in the parliament hall and visit of Reichstag cupola
    • Round trip by ship on the Spree river
    • tour through a bunker from WII in Berlin-Gesundbrunnen
    • discovering the city of Hanover in small groups
    • using the curved lift to the viewing point of the New Town Hall Hanover
  • Living with the border
    • workshop: The inner German border from the perspective of cooperation by Jule
    • little hike and visit to the open air museum in Sorge/Harz (green belt and former demarcation line of the inner German border)
    • How it is to be a soldier on the dividing line in Cyprus
  • Nazi concentration and mass graves
    • workshop: Different types of Nazi concentration camps and Mittelbau Dora by Nico
    • visit of Mittelbau Dora (concentration camp and V2 rocket base) guided tour
    • visit to the memorial cemetery at Maschsee/Hanover and meeting of the war graves commission
    • workshop: missing people and mass graves in Cyprus
  • More
    • workshop: old Nicosia revealed - beyond just a 'divided' captial by Orestis
    • meeting with Beate Martin (Friedrich Ebert foundation)
    • meeting with Fabio Reinhardt (member of Berlin federal state parliament and pirate party) and discussion about transparancy and gender roles in politics
    • meeting with Emrah Günen (German-Cypriot forum)
    • participation at the international summer camp from Falcons in Berlin-Heiligensee and workshop about the Cyprus conflict
    • meeting Klaus-Dieter Scholz (deputy mayor of Hanover) in the New Town Hall
    • team and trustbilding during ropes course
    • workshop: perspectives on history education in Cyprus and the role of AHDR by Devrim
    • workshop: archaeology excavations and hertigae political problems by Elisavet
    • workshop: Euro crisis - myths and facts by Roman
    • workshop: European Union, Cyprus and Turkey by Cos