Exchange 2010

The German-Cypriot Youth Exchange Program in 2010 took place from July 16 to July 28, 2010, in Germany, mainly in Hanover and Berlin.

Outcomes and Media Coverage

We worked out together a political declaration about the purpose of the German-Cypriot Exchange Programme, our activities during the meeting and our demands for a solution of the Cyprus problem, which you can download.

Furthermore, the programme was covered by the German newspaper 'Neue Presse' and by the Northern Cypriot newspaper 'Yenidüzen'.

Pictures

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

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Activities and Workshops

  • Political background and recent developments
    • workshop: Political history of Germany with focus on the German division, living conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany/German Democratic Republic, and Reunification by Alex and Kawsu
    • workshop: Political history of Cyprus with focus on progress of Cypriot division, living condition in Southern/Northern Cyprus and negociations for unification by Orestis and Dogukan
    • plenum discussion: Recent political developments in Germany and Cyprus
    • workshop: Creation and function of concept of the enemy 'the Jew' (with references to Nazi laws) by Maria
    • workshop: Recoding history of coexistence by Marianna
  • Sightseeing and excursions
    • guided city tour: Different political and historical places in Berlin by Günther Regnerie
    • round trip by ship on the Spree river in Berlin
    • alternative city tour in Berlin-Kreuzberg and Neuköln with lunch at Cottbusser Tor
    • visiting German federal parliament including guided tour and visiting the cupola
    • Hannover city tour in mixed small groups and joint evaluation
    • Visiting the Circus Roncalli
  • Exchange with Christian and Muslim from Mostar/Bosnia-Herzegovina and comparison to Bosnia conflict
    • meeting with student exchange group from Mostar at
      Leibniz University
    • common activities (e.g. trip to Bergen Belsen, Hanover city tour)
    • joint BBQ
  • Nationalism, identity, mass graves, cultures of rememberance and symbolics
    • Trip to concentration camp Bergen Belsen including guided tour in the new exhibition, visiting different war graves with John Cramer (war graves commission), joint reflection seminar and visiting the 'House of Silence'
    • workshop: Nazi period in Germany with focus on
      concentration camps and holocaust/shoa by Alex and Kawsu
    • workshop: mass graves and recent developments of symbols & culture of remembrance in the civil society of Cyprus
  • Media, perception and handling of information
    • workshop: Politics presented in the media by Dennis
    • workshop: Public participation and accessinfocyprus by Orestis
  • Immigration and Integration
    • guided tour at Kreuzberg-Museum (migration exihibition) in Berlin
    • workshop: immigration in three generations by Ruben
  • Future perspectives for Cyprus
    • workshop: idea of federalism/intercommunal talks in Cyprus
    • group discussions about important aspects for a future solution of the Cyprus conflict
    • finding consensus for a political declaration, which is available here
  • More
    • meeting with A. Altinisik (Terre de femme) and discussion about domestic violence
    • Meeting members of the International Commission of the Falcons
    • workshop: Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot dialects by Christianna
    • workshop: Bologna process by Roman