2013

Exchange 2013

The 2013 German-Cypriot Youth Exchange Program took place September 13th to 24th in both parts of Cyprus.

Outcomes and Media Coverage

There was as well some news coverage about our activities during the exchange.

Article from Yenidüzen 2013 (Turkish)

Article from Yenidüzen 2013 by Sevgül Uludag (Turkish)

MYCYradio show Downtown Choris Bakira (English)

Currently, we cannot provide a English translation of these articles. We hope we can change that soon. If you are interested to support us, please contact us
(info@german-cypriot-exchange.org).

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: historical and political background of the Cyprus conflict
    • workshop: recent political developments in Cyprus with Hubert Faustmann (Friedrich Ebert foundation)
    • workshop: recent political developments in Germany with focus on the federal elections
    • workshop: division and unification of Germany by Simon and Sebastian
    • quiz workshop: (un-)important things to know about Germany by Lisa, David, Stefan and Alex
    • talk: A remarkable triangle in the Cold war - Cyprus and the two German states from 1960 until 1972' by Dr. Kruse (Goethe Institute)
  • Treatment of minorities, migration, inlcusion and exclusion
    • workshop: migration, asylum and discrimination in Germany and Cyprus by Jule
    • meeting Doros Polykarpou (KISA) and discussion about migration and asylum in Cyprus
    • meeting AcceptCY and dicussing the situation of LGBT's in Cyprus and recent developments
  • Future perspectives for Cyprus
    • workshop: economic reunification of Cyprus: structural problems and policy recommodations by Burak Erkut
    • meeting Serdar Atai (Famagusta Initiative) at Palm beach
    • meeting with former president of Northern Cyprus Mehmet A. Talat and discussion about Cyprus conflict, negociations and future options
  • Youth education and media in Cyprus
    • workshop: perspectives on history education in Cyprus and the role of AHDR by Loizos
    • meeting youth from Famagusta Youth Club: discussion about the situation of youth and public youth work in Northern Cyprus
    • introduction of the media platform for civil society (CCMC) by Orestis
  • Sightseeing and excursions
    • historical city tour Nicosia by Marios (AHDR)
    • city tour Keyrinia/Girne: Visiting the habor, castle and old town
    • city tour old town Famagusta by Emre
    • visiting excavation site Salamis
  • More
    • workshop: Missing persons and mass graves in Cyprus by Sevgül Uludag
    • workshop: old Nicosia revealed - beyond just a 'divided' captial by Orestis
    • interview guests at MYCYradio 'Downtown Choris Bakira' with Orestis and Giorgos
    • participation at the international peace day celebrations from AHDR: presentation of the German-Cypriot youth Exchange Programme and discussion about politics in Germany/federal elections held that day
    • meeting Biologists from Bio-Der and discussion about oil pollution near Famagusta and other environmental problems in Cyprus