[Event] Young people #shapeCyprus: The future of a unified Cyprus


If you are a young individual who believes in an inclusive society, has innovative ideas about our common future and wants to #ShapeCyprus, this event is for You!

Join the UN Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, Global Shapers Nicosia* and prominent speakers from the entrepreneurship, arts & culture and education sectors in the conference ‘Young people #ShapeCyprus’ on 28 November in the historical Ledra Palace hotel.

The conference aims to create a forum for young people to come together, exchange ideas about the future of unified Cyprus and place their recommendations on the agenda.

*Global Shapers Nicosia Hub is part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.


A. Panel Sessions (10.00-13.00)

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.40 Introduction
– Welcome Speech by the Curator of Global Shapers Nicosia Hub Andreas Hadjisofocleous

– Keynote Speech by UN SASG Espen Barth Eide
– Questions & Answers

10.40 – 11.20 Panel Session Entrepreneurship
A discussion about the Future of Entrepreneurship in a unified Cyprus, followed by Questions & Answers.

11.20 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.10 Panel Session Education
A discussion about the Future of Education in a unified Cyprus, followed by Questions & Answers.

12.10 – 12.20 Break

12.20 – 13.00 Panel Session Arts & Culture
A discussion about the Future of Arts & Culture in a unified Cyprus, followed by Questions & Answers.

13.00 -14.00 Lunch Break & Networking


B. Workshops (14.00-17.00)

1. Entrepreneurship: Facilitated by Andrea Solomonides – Co-founder Cypriot Enterprise Link, Global Shaper Athens.

2. Education: Facilitated by Tugberk Kaya – Faculty Member, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Near East University, Global Shaper Nicosia.

3. Arts & Culture: Facilitated by Christina Skarpari – Founder and art director at Xarkis NGO, Global Shaper Nicosia.

16.00 – 16.30 Break & Networking

16.30 – 17.00 Wrap-up & Conclusions

– The facilitators will collect the recommendations from each workshop and present them in a joint document that will be handed to the leaders of both sides.

– Closing Ceremony: closing remarks by organisers and invitation to the wine reception.

17.00 – 19.30 Wine & Music at CCMC


Global Shapers Nicosia Hub is part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Global Shapers is a worldwide network of more than 450 Hubs around the world which are led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

Global Shapers Nicosia is the first Global Shapers hub in Cyprus, established in 2014, which undertakes activities to empower young people, promote active citizenship and entrepreneurship.

Website: www.globalshapers.org/hubs/nicosia
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GlobalShapersNicosia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicosiashapers
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicosiashapers/

Event Facilitator:
Andrie Penta – Trainer & Consultant Marketing/Branding/Communications

Supporters: Youthopia, Laiko Cosmos Trading, Egg Design Studio, All in Bread, Zen Production Studios, CCMC

Attention: Due to the security measures at Ledra Palace venue all participants are required to register with their Full name and ID Card number through Eventbrite.

Find more and Register through Eventbrite here: http://bit.ly/1kARYg6


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