POST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (POST RI)

POST RI is a non-profit, non-political organization established in 2002 by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus. POST has carried out various human rights seminars and open discussion forums about current world issues; organized film festivals; worked on various projects about social and environmental matters; and organized a series of short trips in the island.

Their vision is to contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society that recognizes the dignity of every living being. On the basis of social equality and justice their mission is to contribute to open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and work actively for the unification of the island; to take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; to raise awareness about multiculturalism and strive for such a society where all the differences are recognized, understood and accepted; to work for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction; and to support activities regarding the preservation of the wild life and, animal rights and welfare.

POST has worked on a number of Peace Education projects in the past and published research on education material in Cyprus.

http://postresearchinstitute.wordpress.com/

 

ASSOCIATION FOR HISTORICAL DIALOGUE AND RESEARCH (AHDR)

Since its foundation in 2003, the AHDR has enlisted members from various ethnic, linguistic, and professional backgrounds working at various educational levels in Cyprus, making the first steps towards a greater effort: an effort to maintain a continuous, open dialogue about enhanced pedagogic practices that could encourage the values of the discipline of history. The AHDR envisions a society where dialogue on issues of history, historiography, history teaching and history learning is welcomed as an integral part of democracy and is considered as a means for the advancement of historical understanding and critical thinking. The AHDR contributes to the advancement of historical understanding amongst the public and more specifically amongst children, youth and educators by providing access to learning opportunities for individuals of every ability and every ethnic, religious, cultural and social background, based on the respect for diversity and the dialogue of ideas.

http://www.ahdr.info/about_ahdr.php