CCMC currently has around 30 organisations as its members and we are expanding all the time. They 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. 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 and advice.
Akova tackles the needs of rural people in order to empower women. They also give citizens of rural areas the opportunity to participate in educational, cultural and sport activities.
The association aims to enhance the learning and the quality of the teaching of history emphasising the advancement of historical thinking. It also provides a forum for the discussion of matters concerned with history and to promote understanding, respect and cooperation amongst the ethnic groups of Cyprus.
A civil society organization, active in environment and health issues. It 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.
An organisation working on sustainable rural development using ecotourism as a model.
Cyprus Academic Forum
The Cyprus Academic Forum (CAF) aims to bring together academics from both sides of the divide to meet each other, exchange views and opinions on their areas of expertise and on general educational matters.
Cyprus EU Association (KAB) [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
Cyprus EU Association is a think tank which strives to ensure correct information flow with regards to the international developments especially within the EU for Turkish Cypriots. The association follows these developments and communicates them together with its analysis and recommendations to local and International governments, NGOs and to International Organisations. The Association is committed to democracy and human rights and undertakes projects and activities with that purpose.
Cyprus Film Archives
A bi-communal film archive that has managed to rescue and curate archival footage from Cyprus’ filmmaking history. The Cyprus Film Archives also aims to conserve film related material from Cyprus other than the films themselves, such as magazine clippings, reviews, books, stage costumes and posters.
A voluntary initiative working to increase awareness of the problems faced by people with disabilities in the Turkish Cypriot community. The group also campaigns for legislative changes to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities.
An association of Turkish Cypriot artists working to combat the isolation of artists in the northern part of the island, through the arts and creativity.
Environmental Society of Lefke (Lefke Cerve)
The Environmental Society of Lefke works on a variety of local and bi-communal environmental projects and activities. Past work includes an environmental educational programme for primary schools and raising awareness of environmental issues.
ENAR is an EU-wide network of more than 600 organisations working to combat racism in all the EU member states. ENAR fights racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, to promote equality of treatment between EU citizens and third country nationals.
Friends of Nature
An environmental NGO whose mission is to develop an appreciation and awareness of the island's natural and cultural wealth. Friends of Nature works on projects, events and education to achieve its goal. The organisation works in cooperation with Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
FWC aims to explore and utilize the evolution of information and communication technologies to strengthen the process of peace-building and civic education, and to disseminate and promote principles of Human Rights, Tolerance and Diversity. FWC’s New Media Lab implements projects at the interface of children, the Internet and new media; the Global Education Unit aims to promote and support active global citizenship through local, European and global initiatives; and the Humanitarian Affairs Unit supports asylum seekers and refugees and promotes their integration into the Cypriot society.
Green Action Group works on environmental issues and social issues within the principles of nature and peace. All activities the organisation engage with our structured around the idea of respect for nature and life. The group organises seminars, exhibitions, competitions, concerts, documentary films, research surveys and theatrical performances to raise awareness of the environment.
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. HAD aspires to help create a united and democratic society, in which there is equality, including equal access to resources and gender equality, and respect for all regardless of differences. HAD also stresses the urgency of a resolution of the Cyprus conflict.
IKME - Socio-political Studies Institute - aims to contribute to the prevalence of freedom, democracy, socialism and European values through education, training, and research activities.
International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus (ICFFCY) [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
ICFFCY is based in Nicosia and aims to provide children with the opportunity to incorporate cinema and digital media as a tool for learning as well as expressing themselves. ICFFCY hosts an annual film festival every November throughout the island.
KAYAD [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
KAYAD is a women’s organization working in the field of community development in the Turkish Cypriot community. It aims to strengthen grassroots through empowering women, strengthening families and providing skills to youth.
KISA Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
KISA’s overall long-term objective is the creation of a multicultural society, where there is equality of all persons. Activities include campaigning on racism issues and the operation of support centres providing free legal and social services, guidance and advice to migrants.
Management Centre of the Mediterranean [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
The Management Centre aims to contribute to the strengthening of civil society engaged in policy making and reconciliation processes, to provide services for Management Systems vocational training, work-based learning and professional development for a more effective workforce, support economic development by research, analysis and policy recommendations, establish and improve systems to effectively utilize international and local projects.
NGO Support Centre [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
The NGO Support Centre supports initiatives that contribute to strengthening Cypriot civil society and to reinforcing links between Cypriot Civil Society Organisations. It also seeks to raise awareness on issues related to the functioning and importance of civil society and to increase the capacity of NGOs by providing consulting and training on organizational and management issues.
Peace Centre [current member of CCMC's Management Committee]
The Peace Centre is committed to working for the human development by the creation of a Social Learning Environment where the attributes of a Peace Culture are identified, analysed, adopted by the society and enshrined in legislation. The Centre believes such a socio-political environment will help create the conditions for the resolution of the conflict in Cyprus and help manage any future social or political conflict that can normally be expected in conditions of a healthy democracy. The actions of the Centre concentrate on the scientific methodologies of Experiential Learning.
PeacePlayers International - 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-Cypriot 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 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. Click here for the POST Research Institute blog.
Rooftop Theatre Group is made up of theatre professionals and enthusiasts, from both major ethnic groups - Greek and Turkish Cypriots - in Cyprus. The members of the Rooftop Theatre Group want to uncover themselves and their culture through theatre.
Society for International Development (SID)
An organisation managing environmental projects and working on sustainable development. SID has managed a number of bicommunal projects in Cyprus including Cleaning of the Pedaios River, and Oaks for the Future.
Soma Akriton aims to offer knowledge and new ideas to youth, reinforce the ideals of good citizenship, and raise awareness of environmental issues. Since 2002 Soma Akriton has been involved in peace-building activities.
The overall aim of the Foundation is to promote environmental awareness within Cypriot society through educational and sensitisation programmes, thereby working towards the sustainable development of Cyprus, protecting the island's natural resources and heritage, and facilitating the island's harmonisation with European environmental legislation and standards
A charity working for people with diabetes. It funds diabetes surveys, campaign and helps people to live with the condition, through quality care and services, education, self-management and empowerment.
The TCHRF started its activities in May 2005 in its headquarters in Nicosia. It monitors lega developments and makes observations and interventions to ensure compliance with universal human rights norms.