Tuesday 9 May 2017

The Role of Cypriot Civil Society in Promoting Economic Development for Reconciliation

Home for Cooperation (UN buffer zone)*

The Civil Society Programme will take place on 9-11 May and will provide an opportunity for dialogue between civil society and EBRD staff, senior management, the President and Board Directors.

This will be an occasion for civil society stakeholders to learn more about the Bank and discuss issues of mutual interest regarding the EBRD’s policies and investment projects. The Programme will also feature multi-stakeholder roundtable sessions on supporting reconciliation processes through civil society engagement, as well as the role of civil society in promoting transition resilience and the Green Economy Transition (GET).

Supporting Reconciliation Processes Through Civil Society Engagement

The first panel of the 2017 Civil Society Programme will be organised and led by civil society organisations (CSOs) themselves. It will be focused on the importance of economic development for long-term sustainable reconciliation, and will be hosted at the symbolic Home for Cooperation (H4C)*, a unique bi-communal site for civil society dialogue located within Cyprus’ UN buffer zone. The panel will discuss the ways of encouraging separated communities in the EBRD region – including Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots – to build bridges and cooperate with each other beyond constraints and dividing lines.

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Further information about EBRD's funded transport service is available here

* Events in the Home for Cooperation are organised and funded by the EBRD.

The event is open to all Annual Meeting participants. However due to capacity restrictions at the event venue, please e-mail Luiz Loures at louresl@ebrd.com to express your interest in attending. The Home for Cooperation venue has limited capacity and access to the event will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

You must have your passport and EBRD Annual Meeting badge to enter the venue. Annual Meeting guests who have not received their badges in the post should note the location and time for collecting their EBRD Annual Meeting badges on Tuesday 9 May:

  • 7:00 – 16:00: Filoxenia Conference Centre, Thrakis 17, 2112 Aglantzia-Nicosia
  • **13:00 – 17:30: Home for Cooperation Markou Drakou 28, Nicosia

** Collection at the Home for Cooperation will only be available for guests who registered after 26 April, 2017.