SDDP Peace Education Initiative 2017- Challenges

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SDDP Peace Education Initiative
SDDP Peace Education Initiative
Report Title Peace Education Initiative 2017
Triggering Question What are needed reforms designed and integrated into the existing educational systems so as to render education in the respective communities catalytic

and supportive of mutual understanding, cooperation and peaceful coexistence among the people of Cyprus?

Project Peace Education Initiative 2017
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Total Duration 2 days
Statistics Participants= 11
Number of ideas=36
Number of Clusters=10
Ideas received Votes=23
Ideas on MAP R=17
Spreathink ST=58.1%
Dates First Event: 29 Sept. to 1 Oct., 2017

Second Event: 7-8 Oct, 2017



Executive Summary

The Triggering Question (TQ) was

What are the challenges facing the respecting educational systems in light of the continuing reconciliation process so as to render education in the respective communities catalytic and supportive of mutual understanding, cooperation and peaceful coexistence among the people of Cyprus?

In response to the TQ, the 11 participants came up with 36 characteristics, which were categorized in 10 clusters. Following the voting process, 23 ideas received one or more votes and 17 were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.



MAP for MeDevNet Athens .
Sorted clusters from the Characteristics SDDP of the Peace Education Project 2017 TQ.
MAP for MeDevNet Athens .
Influence tree from the Characteristics SDDP of the Peace Education Project 2017 TQ.



According to the participants of this workshop, appear to be the most influential were:

  • Challenge 36: Political instability regarding reconciliation
  • Challenge 05: The involvement of motherlands
  • Challenge 32: The impact of religion
  • Challenge 34: Denial to interact with the other



The workshop was facilitated by Yiannis Laouris, Harry Anastasiou, Katerina Fotiou and Ngam Leslie Timngum. The workshop was attended by 11 participants. In sum, the participants of the dialogue reported their satisfaction that their voices have been heard and documented and communicated their expectations for follow-up activities to address the diagnosis of their needs.

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Participants

The participants were:

# Name and Surname Age Gender Occupation
1 Ulus Irkad 50+ Male Primary teacher (Phd student on Peace Education)
2 Sophia Arnaouti 31-40 Female Global Education Officer
3 Okan Bullici 18-30 Male Psychologist
4 Evie Grouta 18-30 Female Freelance Educator
5 Yeliz Osman 18-30 Female PhD candidate
6 Hazal Ozaktan 18-30 Female Freelancer
7 Maria Loizou- Theodosiou 50+ Female Teacher
8 Zehra Azizbeyli 31-40 Female Lecturer
9 Katerina Antoniou 18-30 Female Lecturer
10 Nasia Hadjigeorgiou 18-30 Female University Lecturer (School of Law)
11 Pantelis Makris 50+ Male Special Education Consultant


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