The project aims to ensure the sustainability of the H4C. The expected outcome of the project is to strengthen the capacity of NGOs to promote an enabling environment for the sector. This will be achieved through the support of the operational expenses of the H4C, the development of an organized dialogue on history teaching by the AHDR and the facilitation by the H4C of outreach activities for civil society organisations. The project is organised around three 'pillars': - Pillar one focuses on the running of the building (room and office rental etc) - Pillar two on history teaching related activities (with the output of the Council of Europe) - Pillar three on sustainability and outreach activities. The target groups are the Cypriot civil society as a whole, history educators and researchers across the island.
Summary of project results
This project enhanced the sustainability of the Home for Cooperation (H4C), an institution in the UN controlled area in Nicosia, providing a space for all NGOs, accessible to everyone living on the island. I The project supported the everyday operations of the H4 and enabled it to extend its infrastructure. Furthermore, the H4C through this project managed to enrich its activities and to introduce new programs providing a wider range of opportunities of constructive interaction among people from across Cyprus. The H4C also managed to develop new communication channels and to become capable of reaching out more people in both communities. Through a number of educational activities with emphasis on history teaching and education for peace, implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, the project provided opportunities for professional development for teachers, made to them available new supplementary educational material. Through the implementation of the project the H4C improved its sustainability and to become a space of interaction among people from across Cyprus. The project enabled the H4C to increase its programs by 50% and the people participating in these programs by 75% and as result the H4C is now in a position to cover up to 75% of its operational costs out of its own activities and programs (while before the project couldn’t cover more than 50%). Thanks to the project the H4C has now a well experienced staff team while its visibility has been substantially increased among the people in both communities. Through the project more that 300 teachers and educators have received professional development while one printed publication and one online platform are now available for teachers to be used as supplementary educational material in schools in both communities.
Summary of bilateral results