CCMC's members represent a broad range of civil society organisations throughout Cyprus. Our members work on health, the environment, human rights, women, youth, reconciliation, education, culture and more. A group of representatives from these members form our management committee, which provides us with strategic direction, advice and support. More about joining CCMC including the membership form can be found here.
To learn more about our members, please check out their websites:
ADD-ADHD Support Cyprus provides support to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) sufferers and caregivers through meetings, emotional support, a hotline and an informative website.
The association aims to enhance the learning and the quality of the teaching of history emphasising the advancement of historical thinking Also seeks to ensure access and equal learning opportunities to individuals of every ability, ethnic and cultural background, to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest for individuals who are concerned with history and history teaching and learning and to promote understanding, respect and cooperation amongst the ethnic groups of Cyprus.
A civil society organization, active in environment and health issues. Researches Natural fauna and flora of Cyprus, explores the biological wealth of Cyprus, carries out research, and works towards ecological balance and preservation of the environment.
Cyprus Academic Dialogue
CAD’s principal objective is to promote dialogue, that is, greater understanding, mutual respect, and cooperation amongst Cypriot, Greek and Turkish academics, and intellectuals.
The Cyprus Family Planning Association promotes the development of a society where all people can enjoy the basic human right to make free and informed choices in their sexual, emotional and reproductive lives, and advocates for the means to exercise this right.
An environmental group established in 1988 who are active in the Turkish Cypriot community with projects and events aimed at environmental preservation and awareness.
Cyprus Space Exploration Organization
They are a non-profit NGO, established by key people in industry and academia, which aims to promote space research and develop the local space industry in Cyprus, leading to the advancement of high tech industry, collaboration with other space-faring nations and the incorporation of Cyprus into the European Space Agency (ESA) as a member state.
The Cyprus Youth Council (CYC) was founded in 1996 as a volunteer, non – governmental, non – profit organization. It aims at promoting dialogue and cooperation between youth in Cyprus and also connecting them with youth in Europe and Globally. CYC is in continuous cooperation with the European Youth Forum.
Formerly known as the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (CTNI). A non-profit NGO, active in programmes related to human brain-modern technology-social transformation and the repercussions of relevant research for humanity. Now named Future Worlds Center (FWC) in order to embrace all its diverse activities and its philosophical approaches.
The Association was founded in March 2001. The Association is a non-governmental, non-profit, active Association. The principal aim of Hands Across the Divide is to enable contact and co-operation between women for the purpose of contributing to a culture of peace and multiculturalism in Cyprus.
IKME (current member of CCMC's Governing Board)
IKME -Socio-political Studies Institute- was registered in 2002 in Cyprus as a Non Governmental Organisation aiming to contribute to the prevalence of freedom, democracy, socialism and the European values.
The International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus (ICFFCY) is an NGO based in Nicosia that aims to provide children with the opportunity to incorporate cinema and digital media as a tool for learning as well as expressing themselves. By offering screenings, events and workshops that complement their in-school curriculum, ICFFCY fosters critical thinking skills towards the media. Hosts an annual film festival every November throughout the island.
The Cyprus EU Association is committed to democracy and the international convention on human rights and respects freedom of entrepreneurship, belief and speech. Believes that sustainable peace in Cyprus can only be reached through a comprehensive settlement based on an EU member bi-communal, bi-zonal state, where political equality is safeguarded.
KAYAD is a women’s organization working in the field of community development in the north of Cyprus. Established in 1997, KAYAD Community Centre aims to strengthen grassroots through empowering women, strengthening families and providing skills to youthKAYAD is a volunteer women’s organization that began in Nicosia in 1997. It has a community based ‘walk in’ centre whose members include women, families, children and youth. The organization offers lectures seminars, workshops, support groups, guidance coaching and advocacy. Kayad’s objectives are to raise awareness in human rights, strengthen women’s position in society, understand and work for international peace and to establish ethical and moral values in society.
(KISA) Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism (current member of CCMC's Governing Board)
KISAis an NGO established in 1998 in Cyprus. KISA’s overall long-term objective is the creation of a multicultural society, where there is equality of all persons, irrespective of nationality, race or ethnic origin, colour, creed, gender, sexual or any other orientation, background or characteristic.
Management Centre of the Mediterranean (current member of CCMC's Governing Board)
The Management Centre was founded in November 2001 and became a non-profit organization named The Management Centre of the MEditerranean, in 2003. The MC was originally funded by the UNDP in Cyprus. UNDP continues to fund some of the programmes. It aims to contribute to the strengthening of Civil Society as a vital force engaged in policy making and reconciliation processes, to provide services for Management Systems and organizational development.
NGO Support Centre (current member of CCMC's Governing Board)
The NGO Support Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organization registered in December 1999. Its vision is of a strong civil society in Cyprus. In view of this, the centre supports initiatives that contribute to strengthening Cypriot civil society and to reinforcing links between Cypriot Civil Society Organisations, as well as links between these and foreign CSOs. It also seeks to raise awareness on issues related to the functioning and importance of civil society, thus encouraging initiatives in this field.
To engage in activities that will promote the ideal of peace in the world, with particular reference to Cyprus. To work for the following particular objectives, by introducing new concepts, ideas, communication skills, and right human attitudes and relations.
PeacePlayers – Cyprus (PPI – CY) is a locally led, independently registered charity in Cyprus that uses the game of basketball to allow 11-15 year-old Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot boys and girls to play together, learn together and build positive relationships that overcome generations of mistrust and formidable physical barriers to interaction.
POST Research Institute (current member of CCMC's Governing Board)
POST RI is a non-profit, non-political organisation established in 2002 by a group of individuals whose aim is to work for the social, cultural and environmental betterment of Cyprus. POST RI has conducted various projects and activities since its establishment, including three Education for Peace projects, Exploring Europe with partners European University of Cyprus, Divided Communities Project in Mostar, as well as various human rights seminars and film events.
Queer Cyprus Association
An organization dedicated to promoting and protecting LGBT rights in the north part of Cyprus
Refugee Rights Association
An organization dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and asylum seekers, implementing partner of UNHCR in the north part of Cyprus
The TCHRF started its activities in May 2005 in its headquarters in Nicosia, taking applications and processing them in accordance with its objectives. The TCHRF monitors and records daily news reports and articles in the fields of European Union law and human rights and follows the legal developments in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) making observations and interventions to ensure compliance with universal human rights norms.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.