CARDET newsletter – August


The urgency of Climate Change destruction and our active response to this emergency were discussed in this year’s Walk the Global Walk‘s 4-day long summer school that was held in Troodos from the 28th to the 31st of August 2020.
The summer school, benefiting also from last year’s educational and awareness actions, provided an excellent opportunity for team building and to enhance the capacity to collaborate between the Youth student leaders and teachers from Paralimni and Solea High schools, environmental and elected officers from Strovolos Municipality and CARDET’s educational staff.
The results from the deliberations of the participants, through the adherence to active learning, active listening and active collaboration will be presented, in a Manifesto of actions based at large on the Sustainable Development Goal 13 of the United Nations.
Cypriot students at the international summer school in Lisbon, Portugal between 29 and 4 of July 2019.


What is the importance of leadership and wellbeing at work? Why is it important to make sure about our employees’ wellbeing? Such topics were discussed at the online conference we organised, with the support of the CyHRMA on August 27, titled “Leadership and wellbeing at work; Examples and practical approaches“. The conference was organised as part of our project Mindful Managers.
Mindful Managers Webinar Invitation


Our project Geia Xara has provided summer lessons for the Greek language to children with migrant background. The lessons took place in 5 schools in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, and Paphos from the end of July until the end of August.


Our own Elena Xeni took part in the EPALE Community Stories Initiative, sharing her thoughts and ideas with the EPALE community on taking breaks in webinars, from her experience during the quarantine period. Check out the blog post and find out Elena’s suggestions on holding online meetings and webinars.


As part of our project Ed.G.E, we have conducted a field research on the gaps and needs of children, parents/ carers, and teachers regarding Gender Equality in Cyprus. The research revealed needs and gaps in Gender Equality at home, in school, and in the wider society, especially on the level of awareness and training.


The Wires-Crossed Consortium, with the support of its local Action Groups, has completed its community audit that sought to evaluate the media capacity of citizens in seven European countries as well as their willingness and capacity to support the development of a Community media in their local area. 
This audit was conducted to assess the digital competence and educational assets present within each community. It was also an important tool to identify areas where additional support or training would be useful. Consecutively, the insights drawn from the research are being utilized by the project team to develop a community media framework for each participating area. This will equip each community with all the knowledge, skills, and competences to develop, manage and maintain a comprehensive media service.
The findings of the research, documented in the Audit Report found here.


Sat, SEP 12 2020, 10:30 AM @CVAR/Severis Foundation
CARDET, in collaboration with the Cyprus Youth Council, is organising a forum discussion on “The path and challenges towards the integration of young people in the labour market“. The event will take place on Saturday, September 12,  2020 at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) in Nicosia, as part of the SELF-E project.
The forum will discuss innovative methods for integrating young people into the labour market as well as a round-table discussion focusing on highlighting and addressing the challenges young people face in accessing the labour market.
The event will be in Greek. 
You can register to the event HERE. For more information you can contact us at 22002103 or via email at

The young people fighting the worst smog in Europe

Jessica Bateman

“We always knew there was a problem with pollution because we can see it,” says Kosta Barsov, who lives in Skopje, North Macedonia. “In winter it stinks – if I open my bedroom window while I’m studying it feels like I’m suffocating. If I go walk my dog, I have to change my clothes when I get back because they smell.
Every day in winter, 16-year-old Barsov opens the AirCare app on his phone and checks the pollution levels around him. “There are two sensors close to my house and it’s always really polluted in winter,” Barsov tells me. If he sees a green circle, the air around him is reasonably clean. If it’s yellow, there’s some pollution but it doesn’t break EU limits. If it’s red or darker, pollution is over the limit, and hazardous to health.
The app has become an essential tool to Barsov, and many others in the city, for understanding where the pollution is and exactly how bad it is. As a result, it has sparked growing awareness, and concern, about the city’s air.
Read the rest of the article here.