Exchange 2009

The third joint seminar of the German-Cypriot Youth Exchange Program took place from July 17 to July 28, 2009, in Cyprus, mainly in Larnaca and Lapitos/Lapta.

Outcomes and Media Coverage

There was an article in the Northern Cypriot newspaper 'Yenidüzen', which we will provide soon.

Activities and Workshops

  • Political background and recent developments
    • workshop: Recent developments in Cyprus by Murat
    • workshop: Settlers by Öncel
    • workshop: Reflection on the role of civil society
    • Historical and political sight-seeing tour: Visting Nicosia south and north
  • Sightseeing and excursions
    • Hala Sultan teke sight-seeing tour by Orestis
    • Commandaria festival at Korfi and visting the church Agios Mamas
    • Visting the Bufferzone and Ledra Palace Hotel
    • Historical and political sightseeing tour in Famagusta and the ghost city Varosha
    • Visiting the archeological site Salamis
    • UN Tour at International Airport Nicosia
    • Sightseeing tour in Kyrenia/Girne and Bellapais monastery
  • Nationalism, identity, mass graves, cultures of rememberance and symbolics
    • workshop: Nationalism and Identity by Dogukan
    • Meeting and discussion with Sevgül Uludag (Memorial Day)
    • workshop: Past, present and future: dealing with Mass Graves
    • Discussion with Tony Angastiniotis: Mass Graves
    • Meeting with Papadakis and discussion on nationalism in schoolbooks
    • Meeting and introduction of AHDR at Ledra Palace
  • More
    • workshop: Language Learning by Orestis and Dima
    • Meeting with Valentina Sofokleous
    • Meeting with YKP Executive Board
    • Meeting with partner IKME and BILBAN
    • Meeting and discussion with ALERT
    • Meeting the International Peace Players NGO at Ledra Palace
    • Alagadi (Carretta Carretta)