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5. Participation

5.8 Raising political awareness among young people

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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values
  3. Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people
  4. Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

Information providers / counselling structures

There are two public authorities responsible for disseminating information about democratic rights and democratic values for young people;

(a)    the Youth Board of Cyprus and

(b)    the Office of the Commissioner for Volunteerism and NGOs

Young people can have access to information via the Youth Information Centres and their social media pages, as well as the European Youth Portal of the European Commission which is powered by Eurodesk.

There is not a framework for youth information and counselling structures in Cyprus besides the standards set by the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) and the Eurodesk Brussels Link which is funded by the EU. These youth information and counselling services receive public financial support from the Republic of Cyprus and they are both operated by the Youth Board of Cyprus.

Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values

There are no large-scale, youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and/or democratic values.

Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people

The Youth Initiatives Project (see section 5.6 on Public Financial Support) dedicates a whole action for bi-communal activities which promote the dialogue between young people coming from the Turkish-Cypriot community and the Greek-Cypriot community.

Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

There are no policy frameworks or guidelines on transparent public communication targeting young people in Cyprus.

There are no national or large-scale programmes or initiatives on providing training for policy-makers at various levels on suitable and youth-tailored communication.