Support facility to the Technical Committees
The Technical Committees were established by the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities under the auspices of the United Nations, to address issues that affect the day-to-day life of people, through encouraging and facilitating greater interaction and understanding between the two communities.
The overall objective of the ‘Support Facility to the Technical Committees’ is to support the work of the Technical Committees established by the two leaders in the context of the talks, with the provision of financial, conceptual, and operational support in the preparation and realization of small, ad-hoc activities as well as more substantive projects and interventions in support of confidence building measures.
Currently in its 2nd phase, the Support Facility’s objectives are to:
i) support and enable the Technical Committees to adopt island-wide solutions for issues of common concern and to implement these in a strategic manner;
ii) strengthen the capacity of the Technical Committees as effective mechanisms for identifying, planning and implementing projects/initiatives that foster mutual understanding and cooperation;
iii) seek ways to enhance the visibility of the impact of the work and successes of the Technical Committees through public outreach campaigns, including press releases, social media, awareness-raising and other audio-visual & written communication products.
THIS PROJECT IS FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION
Since 2012 approximately €19.9 million of European Union funds have been provided by the European Commission to implement the priorities of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, for the island wide preservation of Cyprus’ cultural heritage. This makes the EU the biggest contributor to the work of the Committee.
- Support and enable the Technical Committees to adopt island-wide and intercommunal solutions for issues of common concern and to implement these in a strategic manner;
- Strengthen the capacity of the Technical Committees as effective inter-communal mechanisms for identifying, planning and implementing projects/initiatives that foster mutual understanding and cooperation.
Current Partners: Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters, Technical Committee on Culture, Technical Committee on Humanitarian Affairs, Technical Committee on Health, Technical Committee on Environment, Technical Committee on Education, European Union, United Nations Office of the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General (OSASG-Cyprus)
LIST OF PROJECTS
Technical Committee on Environment
Cooperation for exchange of experience & information between environmental experts
Technical Committee on Education
Pilot Production of Educational Materials
Technical Committee on Health
Identification and distribution of vectors of medical importance in Cyprus (ID-Vec)
Technical Committee on Education & Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters
Prevalence, Correlates and prevention of conventional bullying in schools and cyberbullying
Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Matters
Workshop at the University of Cambridge on the Work of the Bi-Communal Joint Contact Room (JCR) in the Nicosia Buffer Zone
Technical Committee on Culture
In Culture We Trust
Technical Committee on Culture
Coronavirus inspired poetry recital from home
Technical Committee on Humanitarian Affairs
Angels of Peace
Technical Committee on Health – Sub Committee on Veterinary Matters
Meat Hygiene Practices - Study Visit to a Slaughterhouse
United Nations Development Programme
DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS
Getting to know our shared heritage from home: A 3D point cloud for the Othello Tower in Famagusta
Taking into account the current unprecedented opportunities provided by the digital age, the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) created a 3D point cl...
Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage completes conservation works and begins tender process for several new sites across the island
The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) is pleased to announce the completion of conservation works at several sites within the framework of the “Supp...
Getting to know our shared heritage from home: a virtual tour for the Othello Tower in Famagusta
Explore the wonders of this remarkable heritage site through an interactive tour from home.
Let’s Explore #OurSharedHeritage: Orounda Mosque
The bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage has launched designs for the preservation of the mosque of Orounda village in the Nicosia area.