EC Cypriot Civil Society in Action Programme 2010-11
Developing Trust and Cooperation: Research to Improve Civil Society Practice
INTRAC's research project examined how civil society in the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities has worked, and is working, to promote trust, cooperation and reconciliation across the island.
This two-year research project aimed to develop and disseminate a greater understanding of the role played by civil society in promoting reconciliation in Cyprus, so that concerned actors (civil society organisations, civil society support organisations, government and donors) can carry out that role more effectively in the future.
This research incorporated three methods: contextual literature reviews, semi-structured interviews with civil society representatives, and case studies of individual organisations, projects or groups.
- Research Briefing Paper - Cyprus civil society: developing trust and cooperation (available in English, Greek and Turkish)
- Building Trust Across the Cyprus Divide: Stories of cooperation (available in English, Greek and Turkish)
- Building Trust: civil society, trade and cooperation event report. This event was in partnership with UWE, UK.
- Building Trust and Reconciliation in Cyprus: a civil society toolkit
- Full case studies
- Case Study 1 – The Management Centre of the Mediterranean (MC-Med)
- Case Study 2 – NGO Support Centre (NGO SC)
- Case Study 3 – Akova Women's Association (AWA)
- Case Study 4 – Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR)
- Case Study 5 – Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC)
- Case Study 6 – The Kontea Cultural Heritage Circle Project
- Case Study 7 – Working with Young People (HASDER and Soma Akriton)
The research outcomes were also be disseminated by:
- involvement of key CSO actors and supporters in the research
- publishing in an internationally recognised academic journal
- accessible CSO publications
- short, targeted policy recommendations backed up by a general policy context document