Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

January 2020 - To help people better understand animal agriculture and its impact on the environment, we will be screening the film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” on Friday, January 31st. The film will be shown at Cyprus University of Technology, Tassos Papadopoulos building at 19:15. This is a collaboration with the group ' Let's Make Cyprus Green' (www.letsmakecyprusgreen.com).

Social Enterprise Training Needs Questionnaire

January 2020 - The Third Way (T3W) is a project that requires universities with a focus on vocational education and business development to work with the social business sector to develop a curriculum for business undergraduates in partnership with the Third Sector. The project has the primary aim to create innovative and accessible learning programmes that support understanding and awareness of social enterprise. The curriculum devised will be available in digital form such as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) or through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as well as delivered as innovative Face-to-face programmes of study. The information obtained from this survey will hope to define the curriculum that is to be produced in this project.

Social Enterprises and their Ecosystems – Country Report Cyprus

October 2019 - This report is part of the study “Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe” and it provides an overview of the social enterprise landscape in Cyprus based on available information as of October 2019. It describes the roots and drivers of social enterprises in the country as well as their conceptual, fiscal and legal framework. It includes an estimate of the number of organisations and outlines the ecosystem as well as some perspectives for the future of social enterprises in the country. This publication is an outcome of an assignment financed entirely by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" (2014-2020). Our lab collaborated in the writing of this report. For further information please consult: EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Recommended citation: European Commission (2019) Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe. Updated country report: Cyprus. Author: George Isaias. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at https://europa.eu/!Qq64ny

Museum Affinity Spaces (MAS): Museum-School Partnerships for the 21st century through a Multiliteracies Lens

October 2018 - The MAS project promotes museum-school collaboration in Europe through the use of technology-enhanced learning such as support, tools and services for schools to utilize in order to implement their curriculum. MAS supports communities of teachers and educators seeking to establish museum-school partnerships as network communities by creating an online infrastructure. The intention is to offer opportunities for free and continuing online professional development for educators and museum staff. In particular, the intention is for school-teachers and museum educators and other museum staff as well students to be able to use a virtual platform themselves and in collaboration with other parties from around Cyprus and the world, either through synchronous or asynchronous learning to develop learning activities deriving from museums. There is specific focus on the development of the MAS project to accommodate for culturally and linguistically diverse students’ needs through the development of a particular innovative conceptual framework that will be implemented during all phases of the research. It is anticipated that students will deepen their knowledge of cultural heritage through participation in the partnership, while also become motivated to engage in museum learning, whether physically or online in the future. The project is funded by the Cyprus Research Foundation. Responsible for this project is Dr. Stefania Savva as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, and the rest of the team comprises of Dr. Nicos Souleles, Francesca Sella and Zoe Anastasiadou.