One year of information and awareness for refugees and immigrants
One year “AWARE”! A year full of childish smiles, joy, optimism, full of messages of acceptance of diversity, and messages condemning racism. Our campaign, co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus, was the biggest information and awareness-raising project for refugees and immigrants that took place in our country.
As part of our action, we have been constantly informing people about the refugee and immigration issue through the social media of our campaign and through our website www.cyprusaware.eu/. We’ve also created 3 short movies with messages of acceptance and respect for diversity, as well as two documentaries with real protagonists’ refugees and immigrants.
We visited 19 schools and 6 departments of Pancyprian Universities, implementing seminars with informative and experiential character to young people.
We’ve also participated at the Film Festival of the Ministry of the Interior with the 3 short films created within our program. We organized a Festival for the “World Refugee Day” in cooperation with UNHCR and the FWC at Faneromeni Square with the participation of various humanitarian organizations, with the presence of asylum seekers from in Cyprus.
We participated at the Youth Festival of the Youth Board of Cyprus with our own actions and an info table of the campaign, and we peaked our action with the Pancyprian Student Conference of the AWARE Campaign with the participation of students attending our informative and experiential seminars.
The AWARE campaign completes today its first successful circle of actions, and this significant effort continues as the program is to be renewed for another year with more actions and new stations!
From the “AWARE” team