As part of the “Limassol, one city the whole world” program, an educational trip for Third Country Nationals was organized and held on 17/6/2018.
53 people, an escort and two social workers of the program participated in the activity. The initial meeting point was the church of Agia Aikaterini. Visits were made to Agios Sozaminos, the village of Potamia, and the Russian church in Episkopiion. During the trip the participants were informed about the villages of Pera Oreni.
On Monday, June 25, 2018, a special multicultural event for children took place by the Mesa Yitonia Community Volunteerism Council, in the framework of the Integration Program by Local Authorities ‘’Limassol, one city the whole world’’, which is co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
The event was attended by children from the Community Volunteerism Council Children’s Clubs.
The children presented songs, dances and the fairy tale “Polyxeni”, which talks about diversity.
The children were also entertained by a magician performing magic tricks, and by various others games and dances.
An impressive Intercultural Festival devoted to World Refugee Day
The Limassol Municipality, the Agios Athanasios Municipality and the Intercultural Council of the Limassol Municipality co-organize the Intercultural Festival “Musical Footprints 2018”, along with the Cultural Movement “Epilogi”
The Festival will take place on Sunday 17 June 2018, at Heroes Square, from 18:30 and will be dedicated to World Refugee Day.
The citizens of Limassol will have the opportunity to get to know, understand and accept the beauty of the cultural diversity that exists in our city, proving that the Lemesian society is characterized by the ideas of equality, mutual respect and fair treatment.
The “Musical Footprints 2018” event records a successful course of 11 years of Intercultural Dialogue and Cooperation between organizations and third country nationals living and working in Cyprus and the civil society of Limassol.
The successful integration program returns with a variety of new and innovative activities
The activities and services of the Third World Citizens’ Support and Social Inclusion Program for the year 2018 were presented on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Municipal Hall of Limassol, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day.
The Mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaidis, said that thanks to the co-financing of the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus, the project “Limassol, One City the Whole World” continues for the fifth year to offer to TCN’s a set of carefully designed services and activities.
The Head of the European Funds Unit of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Konstantinos Kyprianou, noted that the project, which is part of the “Local Government Integration Programs”, exploits the diversity and multicultural identity of the city and the province of Limassol, contributing decisively to ensuring the cohesion of society.
He also pointed out that the EU has raised over 30% of its funding to the Republic of Cyprus, with the available budget in the current programming period, amounting to €91 million for the implementation of actions dealing with the management of migratory flows.
Loyal to their meeting with the citizens of Yermasoyia and the wider Limassol area, the Anthestiria events have become a pole of attraction for all Cypriot and foreign tourists who visit Cyprus.
With the slogan “Different Colors, Different Shapes, One Bouquet – The Beauty of Diversity”, the multi-dimensional event of Anthestiria began on Saturday 19/5 and culminated on Sunday 20/5, with the parade of flowering chutes and hikers along the coastal road in the touristic area of Yermasoyia.
This event is incorporated in the broader activities of integration program “Limassol, one city the whole world” and was co-funded by the European Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
Consequently, the Anthestiria had a strong aroma of multiculturalism with the dynamic participation of organizations, associations and organizations of Third Country Nationals. The objective of the Yermasoyia Municipality was to transform the symbolism of Anthisteria into a resounding message for acceptance of diversity, social inclusion and obstruction of the marginalization of TCN’s, by directly promoting the interaction with the local population.