Our Projects

A big part of our work is supported through the implementation of various projects. Our projects are funded through local, European and International funders. You can find out more about our projects below. 

 Strengthening Asylum is a project funded by the UNHCR Representation in Cyprus. The project aims to advocate for the enhancement of rights of asylum seekers and refugees, as well as to support, and encourage their integration into the Cypriot society. 

This project gives us the responsibility to work towards strengthening the asylum system in the Republic of Cyprus, and assisting asylum seekers during the asylum procedure, as well as refugees, residing in Cyprus under international protection. The project offers free legal and social advice to asylum seekers and persons under international protection. Its main objective is to ensure that beneficiaries have access to a fair and efficient asylum procedure, while they can enjoy the rights they are entitled to according to national, European, and International law.

Pilot Implementation of Alternatives to Detention (AtDs) of TCN in Cyprus, is a 2-year project funded by  the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM).

The project aims to facilitate a holistic approach towards the adoption and implementation of AtDs in Cyprus, based on IDC’s Revised Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) Model. The project is designed around three main elements: Case Management, Capacity Building and Advocacy.

Supporting Victims of Torture is a project funded by the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. The project aims to support and promote the empowerment and rehabilitation of people who have been subjected to torture, inhumane, degrading treatment or punishment in their country of origin and/or in Cyprus. Victims are mainly refugees and asylum seekers, as well as and at times victims of trafficking and undocumented migrants.

The projects overall aim is to inform, support and encourage reporting of refugee women GBV victims by offering them access to specific support service. This project improves their access to support services and the capacity of professionals to assist these victims, by training, mutually learning and co-creating a new support service (a counseling method). 

 

The project “Co-creating a counseling method for refugee women gender-based violence victims” is an EU-funded project.

This project is an EU funded project with seven expert refugee rehabilitation centers across Europe.

It aims to design and test an empowerment method for survivors of torture and victims of trafficking.The method and results will be presented through a Final Conference to all expert centers in Europe.

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union. 

The project aims at developing and strengthening life and social skills of young asylum seekers and refugees (18-35 years old), in order to develop healthy ways of dealing with difficulties and deter them from developing addictive behaviours and habits, while supporting them with their integration.  

The project is based on the implementation of a series of 12 interactive workshops, planned to take place in Cyprus by the end of 2018.  Each workshop will follow a specific methodology, exploring identity and values,  ways for self-reliance and dealing with difficult situations as well as strengthening skills to support in their integration into the host society.

The project is funded by the National Betting Agency and the Cyprus Youth Board. 

ATTraCT+ (Transnational Cooperation and New Technologies to Train Social Workers on Trafficking in Human Beings) is a project funded by the European Union, under the Erasmus+ programme. 

The project aims to develop and improve skills and knowledge of social workers and other relevant actors, in the field of the protection and support of human trafficking victims, through transnational, joint staff trainings as well as through development and implementation of digital training tools and other materials that will be designed to train social workers on the issue of trafficking and other related matters.

Improved capacities and knowledge of the social workers will positively influence their daily practice related to human trafficking which will lead to victims’ enhanced access to rights and, subsequently, to their social inclusion.

The project aims to improve the practices regarding the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into the labour market from the chain cooperation perspective, by integrating the employers in chain cooperation existing of the different competent administrations and supportive organisations.

The Employer Tailored Chain Cooperation (‘ETCC’) project is primed for structural changes in the 7 Member States from which the organisations stem. This change will be achieved through the creation of EU-wide applicable guidelines focusing on the 4 components of the chain (screening, gap bridging, matching and sustainability).

The EU-wide applicable guidelines will be a driver for structural change in the different Member States involved in the project. The primary target groups are staff of public employment organisations, asylum seekers reception organisations, employers federations and supportive organisations. All changes have to benefit the final target group of the project, which are asylum seekers, refugees and employers.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. 

SAFE HOUSES  project aims to intervene to provide assistance and support for third-country national victims (TCNs) of trafficking in human beings arrived in Europe crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes. 

The General objective of the action is to support the  integration of women and girls who are third-country nationals and are victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual  exploitation in transit migration areas in Italy, Cyprus, France and Spain.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.