POST RI represented at the International Institute on Peace Education

Mehves Beyidoglu and Loizos Loukaidis in an IIPE workshop representing POST RI and Cyprus

Mehves Beyidoglu and Loizos Loukaidis at IIPE representing POST RI and Cyprus

In July 2013, Mehves Beyidoglu and Loizos Loukaidis were off to Porto Rico to participate in the weeklong International Institute on Peace Education along with representatives from over twenty countries. A group of 70 persons comprising of educators, professional workers and activists in the field of peace education gathered in the Puerto Rico University in San Juan to exchange experiences and learn with and from each other based on the practices and principles of critical, participatory peace pedagogy.

International Institute of Peace Education has been an annual intensive international learning experience in peace education since 1982.

POST RI team made a presentation about peacebuilding efforts in Cyprus with special emphasis on POST RI’s “Tours for Peace” Project and shared their experience with other IIPE participants.

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About POST Research Institute

POST is a non-profit, non-political organization set up by a group of people to work for the cultural, social, and environmental betterment of Cyprus and established at 2002. Vision: To contribute towards achieving an alternative sustainable future, which comprises of an egalitarian Cypriot society, that recognizes the dignity of every living being. Mission: • On the basis of social equality/justice: o To contribute for creating an open dialogue on issues of peace education and reconciliation and working actively for the unification of the island. o To take action against gender discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression for achieving positive social transformation. o To advance, sensitize and advocate for a multicultural and diverse society in which all differences are recognized, understood and accepted. • To excel as an Institute in the execution of research and participatory action. • To strengthen research capacity in Cyprus. • To strive for ecological sustainability through the prevention of environmental degradation and destruction.
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