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.
Faces of Limassol: Capturing diversity
With a rich photographic material and with faces and activities of immigrant and refugee communities living in Limassol, the photo exhibition “Faces of Limassol: Capturing diversity” opened its doors yesterday at the Limassol City Hall. The exhibition presents 50 photos that were distinguished at competition of the same name, organized by Limassol Municipality in cooperation with the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol Department), as part of the “Limassol, one city the whole world” Integration Program.
The opening of the exhibition was made by the mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaides, who honored the three prized photographs and praised the other five who stood out. In his brief greeting the mayor stressed that the participants record with their photos the history of the city and promote “the city of Limassol as a place of harmonious coexistence of people and cultures”.
The exhibition coincides with the International Immigrant Day, which is celebrated every December, and aims to highlight the social, cultural, and economic contribution of immigrants to the local community. The photo competition “Faces of Limassol: Capturing diversity” started last April, with 16 participations and more than 130 photos.
With an event devoted to the peaceful coexistence of citizens
The messages of mutual respect and harmonious coexistence of all citizens, Europeans and Third-Country Nationals living in Limassol have been promoted by the Municipality of Limassol through the established celebrations for peace and unity in Europe.
Countless artistic and musical activities were presented and people of diverse ethnic groups celebrated Europe Day together on the 13th of May at the Limassol Seafront Park (Molos).
The rich artistic program of this year’s event included music from the Limassol Philharmonic Orchestra, musical ensembles, traditional dances from local and foreign groups of countries inside and outside the EU, and much more.
Additionally, the producers of the Channel 6 (Kanali 6) radio station communicated the celebrations to the public and at the same time highlighted the activities and services of the ‘’Limassol, one city the whole world’’ program, which aims at the smooth integration of third-country nationals in the city of Limassol.
Both, the Europe Day event and the radio live link took place in the framework of the Integration Program by local authorities “Limassol, one city the whole world”, co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (95%) and the Republic of Cyprus (5%).
Renewed and longer this year’s
Photographic Competition of the Limassol Municipality
The promotion of Limassol, as a multicultural coastal metropolis, is the aim of the new Photographic Competition, organized for the second consecutive year by the Limassol Municipality and the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol dpt). The Contest is entitled “Faces of Limassol: Capturing Diversity ” and the participants are invited to highlight the social, financial and cultural contribution of immigrants and third country nationals to the local community, through the photographs they submit.
This year’s Competition will be extended from April to November 2018, so that the participants will be able to cover, inter alia, major artistic/cultural events organized by the Limassol Municipality and its Partners.
The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers and those interested can register until Saturday, November 17th 2018. The best photos of the competition will be included in an exhibition to be held at the end of the year and the first three photographs will be awarded with cash prizes of € 300, € 200 and € 100 respectively.
The Photo Competition is conducted within the framework of the integration project by local authorities ” Limassol, one city the whole world ” and is financed by the Asylum, Immigration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
For more information, you can contact the Cyprus Photographic Society (Limassol dpt) at tel .: 25384381