Young British Cypriots Campaign for Island's Peace
Young people need to campaign in an innovative and fresh style to get their voices heard - that
was the resounding message at a NEPOMAK.uk Seminar on the Cyprus Issue.
Speaking to young British Cypriots in North London, Anna Averkiou (above) explained how innovative and fresh thinking is critical in any campaign -to ensure that the media take an interest. She argued that the traditional method of letter writing and lobbying is important and effective, but more needs to be done to raise public awareness of the issues around Cyprus. She said relevance is crucial toachieve engagement and they should take a broader view of who might be affected by developments - such as the 60,000 plus British ex-pats living on the island.
Anna was part of a panel featuring (L-R) Dr Klearchos Kyriakides, Law Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, George Georgiou, Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus, Jason Theo-George, NEPOMAK.uk Vice President, and Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP.
NEPOMAK (The World Organisation of Young Overseas Cypriots) is an organisation dedicated to the needs of young overseas Cypriots around the world with member branches in eight regions including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Greece, Zimbabwe and Continental Europe.Contact us
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