On November 16th, at 16:30, at the Home for Cooperation, a wide range of people trained in participatory planning will receive their certificates from the Presidents of ETEK and KTMMOB at an awards ceremony organized by the Future Together project. Equipped with these new participatory approaches, these pioneers of democratic governance will go back to their local communities, with a new vision of putting the public at the heart of decision-making processes.
The objective of the Future Together Project is to engage Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots further and ensure their participation in the planning of shared spaces, with a particular emphasis on cultural heritage and environmental initiatives.
Using findings from research into Cypriot examples of participatory planning, Future Together organized a series of workshops in order to equip participants with unique skills in public participation.
These trainings also contributed to creating a network of individuals interested in actively advocating for Participatory Development as a mechanism for social inclusion and peace-building.
During this ceremony, a new Call for Proposals will also be announced, aimed at supporting civil society organizations interested in implementing participatory, bi-communal projects focusing on shared spaces.