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Home for Cooperation: Educational Centre in the Buffer Zone of Nicosia

Home for Cooperation: Educational Centre in the Buffer Zone of Nicosia

Location of the initiative:

 CYPRUS


Relation to Strategy 21 Recommendations:

S4 - Promote heritage as a meeting place and vehicle for intercultural dialogue, peace and tolerance


Brief description of the initiative:

This building was erected in the early 1950s and attached to the Nicosia renaissance fortifications. Like most of the architecture in the UN Buffer Zone it was suffering from daily disintegration, until having the good fortune to be included in the project implemented by the inter-communal organisation Association of Historical Dialogue and Research. Now functioning as an educational centre, and called Home for Cooperation, the building has become a unique peace project in Cyprus, because, whereas other buildings in the area still by their condition and neglect portray conflict and division, this one now clearly stands for cooperation and unity.


Objectives of the initiative:

Its new purpose is the launching of projects involving education and training, the advancement of research and dialogue and, its promoters say, ‘the empowerment of our competence as critical thinkers and citizens of Cyprus, Europe and the world’. Accessible from both sides of the divide without having to cross checkpoints, it provides a shared space that can be used by all. It thus symbolizes the philosophy of the Cypriot communities working together, in collaboration with the international community.


Brief assessment of the initiative’s results:

The Home for Cooperation was something to be really proud of. It constitutes a substantial contribution to the revitalization of Nicosia’s United Nations Dead Zone as well as to the wider peacemaking procedure. Furthermore it represents a typical example of the 1950s architecture of Cyprus, which finds few supporters but which we are again starting to see as a brave and distinctive statement of the character of its period.


Online resources:


Contact:

Mr Kyriakos Pachouli
desk.pachoulides@gmail.com


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