4.7 Youth work to foster social inclusion
On this page
On this page
The main inclusive youth-work programme in Cyprus is the “Youth Initiatives Project” of the Youth Board of Cyprus. The Youth Initiatives Project refers to grant activities established by young people and organised youth organisations. One of the programme’s priorities is called “Social interventions” and covers (among others) Prevention, Social Discrimination, Health and Well-Being, Youth and Sport, and Social Contribution Actions. This priority aims at empowering young people with fewer opportunities. At the same time, another priority of the programme is called “Bi-communal Youth Contacts” which aims at strengthening contacts between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriots, aiming at the joint reflection and setting common goals for the future of the place.
Given this, the “Youth Initiatives Project” target youth in general and specifically youth with fewer opportunities and Turkish Cypriot youth.Targeted young people may participate in the design and delivery of these main inclusive youth work programmes if they decide to apply for a funding through a non-governmental organization. The public funding allocated to “Youth Initiatives Project” for 2022 was €842.558, with 400 awarded projects including the implementation of 61 conferences and 29 educational excursions (Youth Board of Cyprus).
Youth work takes place in many different forms and setting by various organisations, the majority of which are NGOs. There are numerous NGOs active in Youth Work. Information could be found in the following websites: 1) Erasmus+ CY, and 2) Erasmus+ Project Results