Final event of the Open Door Festival - Cyprus

11/02/2017

This week we are in Cyprus!

 

The Final Event of the 2nd Open Door Festival took place on the 31st October in the northern part of Nicosia. The event has gathered all CSO participants, representatives of the EU member states and the European Commission, and Turkish Cypriot administration who have experience the Festival through the projection of videos and a photos exhibition of the activities implemented throughout the month of October. Volunteers were thanked for their participation receiving certificates from Civic Space.

The Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus Mr George Markopouliotis has opened the event by thanking the civil society organizations for taking part at the Festival and highlighted that the European Commission remains a firm supporter of civil society. The CSO representative Sureyya Degler emphasized the importance of such an event which promotes the work and transparency of CSOs, and underlined the need for better policies to enable CSO development and further funding by private and public donors.

The “Civil Society on the Road” has reached its final destination being enriched with wide public support and stronger civic activism for the future.

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