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)
|Technical Committee||Project Title|
|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||Project Title|
|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|
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