The implementation of Peace Education projects derives from the recognition, by the AHDR, of the necessity to respond to the educational needs of teachers, students and the society at large in relation to Education for a Culture of Peace as well as to the urgency to highlight the importance of peace and non-violence and increased inter-communal contact for constructing alternative futures for the generations to come. All the above prescribe the implementation of innovative programs and initiatives such as the ones described below. It is an imperative for the AHDR to assist educational stakeholders, mainly students and teachers, in redefining the use of terms such as social justice, compassion, solidarity, peace and conflict and deconstruct the ‘friend-enemy’ logic. After all, as Elise Boulding (2000) put it:

 

‘There can be no enemies, only strangers with whom a relationship needs to be developed.’

“Teaching for Peace” Award 2024 is an initiative by the AHDR, funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Republic of Germany. As in 2023, the award aims to encourage and recognise the commitment of teachers to peace education and their efforts to broaden educational opportunities offered to students, contribute to the sustainability of peace education projects implemented in schools and give visibility to local peace education efforts.

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Προγράμματα για μαθητές και μαθήτριες σε σχολικό χρόνο

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We are offering mono-communal and bicommunal workshops for teachers of pre-primary, primary and secondary education in topics related to Education for a Culture of Peace/ Antiracist Education. 

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For ages 9-11 starting from November 06, 2023. Register Now for activities in Nicosia / Famagusta / Ayia Napa.

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Crossroads Re-imagined Summer Camp 2022!  Open for Applications! 

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‘Imagine’ is an Educational Program on Anti-racism Education/ Education for a Culture of Peace launched in October 2017, after many months of efforts and with the agreement of the leaders of the two communities on the island.

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The Songbirds Intercommunal Children's Choir is implemented by the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation (H4C) in collaboration with Cyprus Turkish Teachers' Trade Union (KTÖS) and Cyprus Greek Teachers' Organisation (POED). It is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Republic of Germany.

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The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) in collaboration with the science education initiative GalileoMobile successfully ran the “Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace” intercommunal project in schools and at the Home for Cooperation with the support of the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development, the European Southern Observatory's Education and Public Outreach Department, Meade Instruments and Universe Awareness.

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