Youth Building Peace
The European Commission supported a series of events organised by HASDER and the EU Infopoint as part of International Youth Day (12 August) celebrations. This year the focus was on the active role that youth can play in building peace. On 12 August, the representatives of the youth organisations discussed at a round table at the EU Infopoint, young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. The scale and challenges of sustaining peace requires partnerships between stakeholders, including youth organizations. Youth can play in deterring and resolving conflicts, and are key constituents in ensuring the success of both peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts. On 15 August "Akamas" Film Screening took place at HASDER Institute. The series of the events ended with the traditional "Bike Tour" in the Walled City of Nicosia on 19 August at Selimiye Square.