Announcement of the Kick – off Meeting of the European Project “AGORA – Democratic Values & Culture in Europe”, in the framework of the EUROPE FOR CITIZENS Invitation, of the “Cities Networks” axis.
The Municipality of Athienou announces the realization of the kick – off meeting in Athienou of the European Project “AGORA – Democratic Values & Culture in Europe”, in the framework of the Invitation EUROPE FOR CITIZENS, which will take place on September 9 and 10, 2021, at the Kallinikeio Municipal Hall of Athienou.
The Municipality of Athienou, as a lead partner, will host 30 participants from four participating countries as partners, which are the municipalities of Smolyan in Bulgaria, Cinicello Balsamo in Lombardy – Italy, Santa Maria Da Feira in Portugal and the «Institute of Research & Training on European Affairs» Athens in Greece.
The AGORA progject concerns the open dialogue in public space, through the experimental method of dialogue and participation, as in Ancient Athens. At the same time, it promotes the concept of the European Union and the democratic participation of citizens. It helps participants in facilitating the emotional part of knowledge, while strengthening interpersonal relationships. In addition, it creates communication and discussion skills within the group and promotes the creation of a broader communication framework from a sociological point of view.
The Budget of the Program is €143.640 and is covered 100% by European funding.
The scheduled two-day meeting of the partners has a rich and varied Agenda, with speech by a Representative of the European Commission Delegation in Cyprus, presentations by participants from all participating countries, speakers with interesting topics, interactive knowledge games and interaction between them. All are promoting the open dialogue, as this is the key element of the project. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to tour the rich in history and culture Municipality of Athienou, to taste the Cypriot cuisine and to be informed about the semi-occupation and the peculiarities of the Municipality of Athienou.