Youth for Exchange and Understanding Cyprus
Νεολάια για Ανταλλαγή και Κατανοήση
Acronym: YEU Cyprus
YEU Cyprus stands for Youth for Exchange and Understanding Cyprus and it is a non-political, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Cyprus. It was established in 1995 with the aim to foster closer co-operation and better understanding among the young people of the world through the exchange of information, experiences and ideas. YEU Cyprus is one of the biggest youth organizations in Cyprus numbering more than 800 members. It is considered to be one of the most active organizations of the island realizing several activities both on international and local level.
YEU Cyprus is a full member of the Cyprus Youth Council and is represented in the CYC Board. It is also a member of the Advisory Body of the Cyprus Youth Board, the semi -governmental organization responsible for youth issues in Cyprus. YEU Cyprus is affiliated with the YEU International platform which is under the European Youth Forum umbrella. YEU Cyprus is represented in the CYC Board and the YEU International Board.
YEU Cyprus organises and participates as a partner in various international and local activities. On international level, YEU Cyprus organizes and delivers training courses or exchanges on different topics, focusing always on the youth’s development, awareness raising and capacity building. The methodology of the activities is based on non-formal education and experiential learning. YEU Cyprus, also gives its members the opportunity to participate in international activities abroad such as in partner’s training courses, youth exchanges, seminars, SALTO events and the YEU International Youth Convention
On local level, YEU Cyprus organizes Theatre of the Oppressed events, Human Libraries, workshops on different topics, street festivals field trips and other activities.
In what we aim to YEU Cyprus works to establish mutual understanding, acceptance and support among countries, communities and people on cultural, educational and social issues. It also focuses on improving the relationships among youngsters coming from countries with different political systems, religious beliefs and traditions, thus fostering tolerance and mutual respect. More specifically, through its activities YEU Cyprus aims: To promote co-operation and mutual understanding between young people for cultural, educational and social purposes To work towards resolving conflicts and promote a peaceful society through the recognition and respect for others To improve the relationships and promote tolerance among young people of different cultural or political realities To work together on issues related to protection of the environment and sustainability To support and promote the health and well-being of young people in order to advance their quality of life. To encourage the active involvement and participation of all young people in society without distinction because of race, social status, educational levels or any other disadvantage.
Address: 27 Ezekia Papaioannou, P.C. 1075 Nicosia, Cyprus