Title: Your Voice in Europe: Community Media for Citizen Participation in Cyprus
Duration: August 2014 – August 2015
Supported by: European Commission Representation in Cyprus
Your Voice in Europe is a multi-component project that combines the elements of research, advocacy, capacity building, and media production with the overall objective of enhancing community media and supporting civil society and opinion formers from all communities in Cyprus to participate effectively in democratic life and engage in European issues.
It aims to enhance citizens’ awareness and direct involvement with EU affairs by providing access to information and media literacy training through an existing community media framework offered by CCMC and MYCYradio. At the same time, it aims to facilitate long-lasting policy change through research that will inform recommendations for the legal recognition of the sector, thus laying the foundations for a more structured engagement of citizens in media production in the future.
Moreover, the establishment of community media as an important vehicle of media literacy will also create the conditions for a more genuine debate that respects diversity and promotes inter-cultural and understanding across the diverse communities in Cyprus; a key aspect that lies at the heart of the future of the European project.
You can follow our tweets and posts through the #YViE_EU.