social policy and action organization

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The Social Policy and Action Organization, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization (reg. no. 4146) was established in Cyprus in August 2014. The primary cause of the Organization is to work towards the enhancement of quality of life of citizens and human welfare, covering all social policy related areas in Cyprus.
The Organization through its work actively supports and promotes the five principles of quality of life, for all people, primarily those with fewer opportunities, thus being Human Well Being, Health, Financial Independence, Family Status, Socialization and Social Protection.

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The Project STAND UP TOGETHER! was coordinated by the Social Policy and Action Organization, in Cyprus, under the framework of its educational programme Chance2Learning and was funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. In the project, 13 voluntary organizations from 11 EU countries, participated as partners. The project in general aimed to empower volunteers and staff working for youth organizations supporting children and young people with fewer opportunities, originating from vulnerable and/or poor families. Specifically, the projects aims were a) to strengthen, improve and develop the skills, abilities and competencies of NGO volunteers/staff on a personal level and b) to provide training on new innovative non-formal educational tools and methods, which could be adopted and included in their daily work, to increase the standards of services provided and achieve quality of effectiveness and impact. More information
 IMPORTANT RESULTS


Text Box: The goal of the Chance2Learning Educational Programme is to provide new opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities, to attend educational seminars, workshops or conferences organized either by the Social Policy and Action Organization in Cyprus, or by partner organizations in other EU countries. More information. 
IMPORTANT RESULTS FROM PROJECTS
Press Release: Youth Exchange  Movie it! in Poland! What a week!
The Social Policy and Action Organization has participated as a partner organization, with 5 energetic youth volunteers, in the Youth Exchange MOVIE IT! funded by Erasmus +.   Communication skills are essential part of our lives. Each day we are using thousands of words in order to pass the statement about what we think, how we feel, what we want to other people. But in the world ruled by social media without proper preparation, sometimes it is hard to communicate. That is why this youth exchange was created. 
Movie it was a multilateral 8-day long project which aimed to enhance youngsters communication skills as well as to show the effective way to communicate using video as a tool within the frame of Erasmus+ Programme. It gathered 42 youngsters including 6 youth leaders from Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Spain, Poland and Slovakia and it was held in Hermanów near Poznań in Poland from 16 to 23 of November 2016. This project was an opportunity for young people to understand what are communication skills, why do we need it and how to get to people through a video. Participants have not only straightened out their cultural competences, by working in an intercultural environment, but also  grasped the concept of tolerance and mutual understanding. Each day we were using the methodology of non-formal education such as, simulations, brainstorming, role-playing and open space discussions in order to introduce to participants the issue of communication skills and social media.  Also one of the key point of this youth exchange was promotion of Youthpass certificate as a tool to recognize gained competences throughout the learning process of this project. As a final result participants created videos, which present to recipients what is communication and why it is so important. All videos are uploaded on different types of social networks in order to reach the largest audience and to spread the knowledge gained during these 8 days. 
Videos produced by participants during the Youth Exchange:
Movie It! - Communication 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWsdk8OhZNo&t=104s 
Movie It! - Communication 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSbAh6MC510 
Movie It! - Communication 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69_REcSPgsg&t=41s 
Movie It! - Communication 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b6xsWit3kk 
Movie It! - Communication 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtaeTEPp3cY&t=3s 
Movies from Tomek about project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sru1jWEGIGc

STAND UP TOGETHER!

Project funded by ERASMUS+ Programme of the EU

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STAND UP TOGETHER!

CARE PACKAGES CY

Social Welfare Programme

SOCIAL POLICY NETWORK

GUIDE ON SOCIAL POLICY IN CYPRUS

Text Box: The goal of the CarePackagesCY Welfare Programme is to support people with fewer opportunities, vulnerable and most deprived families in Cyprus. More information
CHARITY CONCERTS ORGANISED UNDER THE PROGRAMME

Text Box: The Social Policy and Action Organization is coordinating an ongoing project to establish a Social Policy Network with national and international key actors, including organizations, government authorities and public entities. Activities include organization of seminars, conferences, round table discussions and also participation in events organized by other governmental or non-governmental organizations. 
RECENT ACTIVITIES
Meeting of the Network of Cooperation of Immigrant Organisations, NGOs and Local Authorities, under the framework of the EU funded Programme New Channels for the Integration of third country nationals in the local community  
The Social Policy and Action Organization was represented by its Director at the Meeting of the Network of Cooperation of Immigrant Organisations, NGOs and Local Authorities entitled " Combating stereotypes and bias at work and social life of immigrants: the role of Immigrant Organisations and NGOs", organized on 13th December 2016. The Director of the Organization presented the programme Guide on Social Policy in Cyprus and stated the organizations actions and measures proposed to contribute towards effective integration and social inclusion of third country nationals. Read more for the specific programme and the organizations actions and measures proposed. 

Text Box: The Social Policy and Action Organization is coordinating a project on developing a Guide on Social Policy in Cyprus, covering all sectors for all target groups with fewer opportunities. More information.

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