Be the Green Change: How to adopt a greener, eco-friendlier, and more sustainable lifestyle!

Course Description

This course is designed to help anyone and any organisation to adopt a greener and eco-friendlier lifestyle, as well as motivate their coworkers, family, and students to do so. This course aims to explore the current lifestyle individually and give the opportunity to find alternatives and eco-swaps to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainable living is crucial for both personal growth and sustainable development. Moving to a sustainable lifestyle includes caring for the environment and your neighbors. Just some small changes in the behavior patterns can lead to healthy living, reducing also the individual carbon footprint. How can we reduce energy, water and paper consumption?

Unfortunately, resources are running out, so the time is! It’s time for everyone to make small changes that will lead to a big difference. There are many simple things and everyday actions that people are not aware of how harmful to the environment can be. From the life cycle of a detergent, we use to the significant effects on water quality.

Topics Include
  • Greenwashing
  • Composting
  • Reducing consumption
  • Making personal care products like dish soap bars
  • Tips to reduce water waste at home or organisation
  • Becoming zero wasters!
  • Microplastics
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Participants will be informed about more sustainable ways of living.
  • Participants will learn ways to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle.
  • Participants will be able to apply the knowledge to their organisation with the aim to reduce energy, water, and paper usage.

Be the Green Change: How to adopt a greener, eco-friendlier, and more sustainable lifestyle!

Course Description

This course is designed to help anyone and any organisation to adopt a greener and eco-friendlier lifestyle, as well as motivate their coworkers, family, and students to do so. This course aims to explore the current lifestyle individually and give the opportunity to find alternatives and eco-swaps to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainable living is crucial for both personal growth and sustainable development. Moving to a sustainable lifestyle includes caring for the environment and your neighbors. Just some small changes in the behavior patterns can lead to healthy living, reducing also the individual carbon footprint. How can we reduce energy, water and paper consumption?

Unfortunately, resources are running out, so the time is! It’s time for everyone to make small changes that will lead to a big difference. There are many simple things and everyday actions that people are not aware of how harmful to the environment can be. From the life cycle of a detergent, we use to the significant effects on water quality.

Topics Include
  • Greenwashing
  • Composting
  • Reducing consumption
  • Making personal care products like dish soap bars
  • Tips to reduce water waste at home or organisation
  • Becoming zero wasters!
  • Microplastics
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Participants will be informed about more sustainable ways of living.
  • Participants will learn ways to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle.
  • Participants will be able to apply the knowledge to their organisation with the aim to reduce energy, water, and paper usage.

Be the Green Change: How to adopt a greener, eco-friendlier, and more sustainable lifestyle!

Course Description

This course is designed to help anyone and any organisation to adopt a greener and eco-friendlier lifestyle, as well as motivate their coworkers, family, and students to do so. This course aims to explore the current lifestyle individually and give the opportunity to find alternatives and eco-swaps to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainable living is crucial for both personal growth and sustainable development. Moving to a sustainable lifestyle includes caring for the environment and your neighbors. Just some small changes in the behavior patterns can lead to healthy living, reducing also the individual carbon footprint. How can we reduce energy, water and paper consumption?

Unfortunately, resources are running out, so the time is! It’s time for everyone to make small changes that will lead to a big difference. There are many simple things and everyday actions that people are not aware of how harmful to the environment can be. From the life cycle of a detergent, we use to the significant effects on water quality.

Topics Include
  • Greenwashing
  • Composting
  • Reducing consumption
  • Making personal care products like dish soap bars
  • Tips to reduce water waste at home or organisation
  • Becoming zero wasters!
  • Microplastics
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Participants will be informed about more sustainable ways of living.
  • Participants will learn ways to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle.
  • Participants will be able to apply the knowledge to their organisation with the aim to reduce energy, water, and paper usage.

Be the Green Change: How to adopt a greener, eco-friendlier, and more sustainable lifestyle!

Course Description

This course is designed to help anyone and any organisation to adopt a greener and eco-friendlier lifestyle, as well as motivate their coworkers, family, and students to do so. This course aims to explore the current lifestyle individually and give the opportunity to find alternatives and eco-swaps to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainable living is crucial for both personal growth and sustainable development. Moving to a sustainable lifestyle includes caring for the environment and your neighbors. Just some small changes in the behavior patterns can lead to healthy living, reducing also the individual carbon footprint. How can we reduce energy, water and paper consumption?

Unfortunately, resources are running out, so the time is! It’s time for everyone to make small changes that will lead to a big difference. There are many simple things and everyday actions that people are not aware of how harmful to the environment can be. From the life cycle of a detergent, we use to the significant effects on water quality.

Topics Include
  • Greenwashing
  • Composting
  • Reducing consumption
  • Making personal care products like dish soap bars
  • Tips to reduce water waste at home or organisation
  • Becoming zero wasters!
  • Microplastics
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Participants will be informed about more sustainable ways of living.
  • Participants will learn ways to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle.
  • Participants will be able to apply the knowledge to their organisation with the aim to reduce energy, water, and paper usage.

Youth and Environment in Europe: Becoming an ECO – YOUTH LEADER

Course Description

The energetic passion for fighting climate crisis are among the accomplishments of the 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who proves that young people can bring the change we want to see! Her passion and determination motivated millions of young people in more than 125 countries who walked out of schools, colleges, and universities in the biggest student climate action #FridaysforFuture. Nowadays, young people in Europe need to be more and more aware, of environmental issues, and on ways to bring change starting from their daily habits to organizing actions in their communities.

Europe faces multiple challenges in terms of securing ecological sustainability and addressing climate change. The high percentage of greenhouses emissions, plastic and food waste, pesticide use, and other threats to biodiversity demands people, and especially young people, to make caring for the environment, part of their lives.

This course aims to equip youth workers, working with young people with the key skills and knowledge required, in order to be better prepared in educating young people on environmental issues, inspire them in adopting an ecological lifestyle/thinking, and encourage them in becoming youth activists in specific environmental actions.

Topics Include
  • Environmental issues in Europe and Climate Crisis
  • Going green by adopting an eco-friendlier lifestyle and greenwashing
  • Leadership attitudes/ skills and tools for leading green projects and skills for motivating young people to adopt an eco-lifestyle
  • Raising awareness of the community on global environmental challenges and sustainable development by designing concrete green actions (by youth workers that can motivate young people to get actively involved on a local level).
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation

To equip youth workers with knowledge and skills related to:

  •  Environmental issues in Europe and Climate Change.
  • Their lifestyles-habits (to critically analyze them), and become more responsible toward the environment by changing their habits.
  • Greenwashing and on how to distinguish good, green solutions, products and services from greenwashing.
  • Development Leadership attitudes/ skills and tools for leading campaigns/actions with young people.
  • Fostering youth participation in environmental initiatives.
  • Development of environmental actions aiming to raise awareness of the public and policymakers on environmental challenges in Europe (or on a specific environmental problem their facing in a community).
  • Tools and methods for engaging young people and promoting active citizenship.

3D Design camp: Calling all future designers and engineers!

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to 3D Design and 3D printing and will help students and educators prepare for future breakthroughs in the Art of Design.
How can 3D design prepare students for the real world? 3D modelling has changed the way we design for the better. Not only does 3D modelling help the designers and end-users visualize space requirements, but also improves drawing efficiency and accuracy. It also enables designers/engineers to “play around” with different ideas and identify potential design problems before they become actual issues.

In this course, you will learn about the future of 3D printing and manufacturing, the process of creating a digital model and then sending that file to be manufactured as a physical, three-dimensional object. In terms of their capabilities, 3D printers are able to create amazing projects such as prototyping new designs, replacing parts for machines or automobiles, building toys and trinkets, creating prosthetic limbs and organs, manufacturing housing and many more!

Topics Include
  • Introduction to 3D design & 3D printing
  • Creating 3D designs with Tinkercad
  • Creating 3D designs with Fusion 360
  • File preparation for 3D printing
  • 3D Printing
  • Slicing Software and Gcode
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • The School will gain expert teachers in the fields of 3D Design and 3D printing. Tinkercad is a great tool for beginners and Fusion 360 is ideal for more advanced classes/students.
  • The School will Incorporate new methods of teaching 3D Design digitally.

Technology Tools for Educators: How to be a Modern and Innovative Digital Online Teacher!

Course Description

This course is designed to give teachers and educators an inside look and instructions surrounding the latest education technologies and innovations. This course’s aims will be to explore the best practices of using technology in the classroom, and discuss ways to increase student achievement by utilizing different freely available applications.

We will be creating a digital notebook to enhance our productivity and classroom organisation. Give tips on designing better assignments and friendly worksheets students. Dive into various social networks which can help classroom management and collaboration between students and teachers, learn how to create quickly a classroom website, help manage classroom assignments, grading and much more.

Additionally, the introduction of remote and online teaching which has become a reality in today’s pandemic condition has disrupted traditional classroom education. New tools and methods have surfaced and we will be looking some of the most successful one’s together with helpful tips to have an engaging online classroom with elements of gamification and interaction.

Topics Include

• Social Media Tools (Edmodo.com, Classroom dojo, Schoology)
• Creating a student-friendly worksheet
• Creating notes
• Managing a Virtual classroom
• Useful Applications for gamification and online teaching
• Using Google Classroom tools
• Creating a quick class website
• Creating interactive video lessons

Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • The school will utilise in new interactive ways tablets and computers.
  • The teachers will gain knowledge of classroom management applications which will save time and effort.
  • Teachers will learn tools that will support efficient online teaching.

 

Το Κυπριακό Συμβούλιο για τους Πρόσφυγες και το Εκπαιδευτικό και Ερευνητικό Κέντρο Emphasys σας προσκαλούν στο διαδικτυακό σεμινάριο με θέμα ‘Ευαισθητοποίηση και ενημέρωση για τα έμφυλα στερεότυπα στον τομέα εργασίας, που θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 15 Ιουνίου 2022, μεταξύ 15:00 – 18:00.

 

Το σεμινάριο αποτελεί μέρος μιας σειράς σεμιναρίων με θέμα ‘Γυναίκες Πρόσφυγες στο Χώρο Εργασίας’ που απευθύνονται σε εργοδότες αλλά και επαγγελματίες Διεύθυνσης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού (HR), και θα πραγματοποιηθεί στα ελληνικά, σε συνεργασία με την Παναγιώτα Πολυκάρκπου.

 

Η Παναγιώτα Πολυκάρπου είναι πτυχιούχος Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης από το Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου. Το 2019, μετά την αποφοίτησή της, βραβεύτηκε ως μια από τις Ευρωπαίες ηγέτιδες που αντιπροσώπευαν την Κύπρο στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες στα πλαίσια της υποτροφίας S.U.S.I η οποία επικεντρώνεται στην Κοινωνική Επιχειρηματικότητα και Ηγεσία. Τα ενδιαφέροντά της επικεντρώνονται στο φύλο και την ισότητα και την διαφορετικότητα – το 2020 συν-ίδρυσε την πρώτη ψηφιακή εκστρατεία ευαισθητοποίησης για την ισότητα των φύλων στην Κύπρο «Θκυο Λόγια» και το 2021 την πρωτοβουλία «Girls in STEAM Academy». Η Παναγιώτα εργάζεται ως Ερευνήτρια/Εμπειρογνώμονας για θέματα φύλου στο Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου και είναι υπεύθυνη για την εφαρμογή του Σχεδίου Ισότητας των Φύλων και τη διαχείριση του πανευρωπαϊκού έργου Gender-SMART που στοχεύει να μετατρέψει το πανεπιστήμιο σε οργανισμό φιλικό προς τα θέματα φύλου και ισότητας. Είναι ένα από τα μέλη της Βουλής των Νέων στην Επιτροπή Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων και Ισότητας των Φύλων και μέλος Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της AIPFE-Women of Europe.

 

Η εγγραφή είναι απαραίτητη και μπορείτε να την πραγματοποιήσετε εδώ: https://bit.ly/3HUWRun

 

Σειρά Σεμιναρίων:

  • 1ο Σεμινάριο: Προκλήσεις, Προοπτικές και Πρακτικές Συμβουλές
  • 2ο Σεμινάριο: Χαρακτηριστικά Γυναικών Προσφύγων
  • 3ο Σεμινάριο: Διαχείριση της Πολυμορφίας στο χώρο εργασίας
  • 4ο Σεμινάριο: Πρακτικές Συμβουλές Πρακτικής άσκησης
  • 5ο Σεμινάριο: Ισότητα των φύλων στο χώρο εργασίας

 

 

Τα σεμινάρια διοργανώνονται στα πλαίσια του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος ENGAGE (Development of Inclusive Integration Paths 4 Migrant Women), έργο συγχρηματοδοτούμενο από τα Ευρωπαϊκά Ταμεία Ένταξης και Μετανάστευσης (Project No: AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-957673)

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Emphasys Center and the Cyprus Refugee Council are inviting you to an online seminar with title Gender Equality in the Workplace’ which will take place on the 15th of June between 15:00 – 18:00.

 

This seminar is part of a series of workshops directed to Labor Market Stakeholders/ HR professionals with theme ‘Integration of Refugee Women in the Labor Market and Society’, and will be delivered in Greek, in collaboration with the experienced speaker in topics of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Panayiota Polykarpou.

 

Panagiota Polykarpou holds a degree in Business Administration and Public Administration from the University of Cyprus. In 2019, after her graduation, she was awarded as one of the European leaders representing Cyprus in the United States under the S.U.S.I Fellowship which focuses on Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership.  Her interests focus on gender and equality and diversity – in 2020 she co-founded the first digital gender equality awareness campaign in Cyprus “Thkyo Loya” and in 2021 the “Girls in STEAM Academy” initiative.  Panagiota works as a Gender Researcher/Expert at the Cyprus University of Technology and is responsible for the implementation of the Gender Equality Plan and the management of the pan-European Gender-SMART project which aims to transform the university into a gender and equality friendly organization.  She is one of the members of the Youth Parliament’s Committee on Human Rights and Gender Equality and a member of the Board of Directors of AIPFE-Women of Europe.

 

Registration is necessary and you can register here: https://bit.ly/3HUWRun 

Topics:

  • 1st Workshop: Key Challenges in the Integration of TCN Women
  • 2nd Workshop: Characteristics of Migrant Women
  • 3rd Workshop: Diversity Management and Intercultural Communication
  • 4th Workshop: Job Shadowing Scheme: Practical Guidelines and Set Up of Job Shadowing Scheme
  • 5th Workshop: Gender Equality in the Workplace

 

The workshops are implemented in the context of the project ENGAGE – Development of Inclusive Integration Paths 4 Migrant Women (Project no: 957673) and are co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union.

The Connected Educator: Media Literacy Skills for Educators

Course Description

In the digital era, the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media has become a key skill for everyone. However, digital advancements have brought new challenges to both youth and adults. The Connected Educator: Media Literacy Skills for Educators course aims to equip educators/ teachers/ youth workers with key skills and knowledge required, in order to be better prepared in promoting digital citizenship, critical thinking and democratic values both in their professional and also their personal lives as well.

At the end of the course, participants will also gain access to an educational game designed to support them in their role to transfer this knowledge to their learners and also to a series of online webinars to further develop their own media literacy skills anytime, anywhere.

Topics Include
  • Introduction to Media Literacy and the Network Society.
  • Information Literacy: Fake News and Critical Thinking.
  • Managing Online Identity and Personal Threads: Digital footprint and Online Grooming.
  • Methods and tools/ games for teaching media literacy to children and youth.
  • How to create engaging lesson plans and activities/materials regarding media literacy for children and youth.
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Your organisation will develop key skills, competences and attitudes to become a responsible, critical and global citizen in the digital world.
  • Your organisation will be able to create learning opportunities for young students/ youth to acquire digital and media literacy skills.
  • Your organisation will be able to offer support and guidance in issues and threads related to the internet.

Our cultural identity: Experience the culture and heritage of Cyprus

Course Description

Culture has the power to transform entire societies, strengthen local communities and forge a sense of identity and belonging for people of all ages. Youth can act as a bridge between cultures and serve as key agents in promoting peace and intercultural understanding.

Culture is defined as the language, beliefs, values, heritage etc. for any society/country and also identifies the people of each country.

This course is addressed to young people and youth workers who want to discover and explore the cultural heritage of Cyprus and its hidden gems that make it a unique part of Europe. During the course you will discover Cyprus’ rich history and culture, explore the traditions and customs of the island and meet the most popular ancient jobs and local products thus offering a magnificent transnational experience. Whatever the season is, Cyprus offers the opportunity to everyone to experience something new, interesting and exciting such as wine making as Cyprus has been a vine-growing and wine-producing country for millennia, or maybe experience the traditional use of ‘roses’ for making a plethora of rose products, or explore the national part of Akamas following one of the many nature trails reaching the turtles, or even getting to know the locals’ habits at the well-known ‘kafenio’ for an intercultural debate.

Come to Cyprus explore and enjoy the weather, sandy beaches, mountains, traditional food, culture, people, hospitality and many more!

 

Topics Include
  • The importance of cultural-awareness for promoting European values
  • The Cultural Heritage of Cyprus
  • Getting to know the ancient wine-growing and wine-producing through the years
  • Meet the popular wine routes of Cyprus
  • The green heart of Cyprus – From Troodos mountains to the national part of Akamas
  • Reflect on urbanisation and re-visit rural life
  • Gastronomy: taste the local products
  • Learn the basics of the Greek Language
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Promoting cultural awareness and historical heritage of a European country
  • Equipping youth with European values of unity and diversity
  • Empowering youth with civic competences
  • Enriching language learning
  • Reflecting on urbanization and sustainable development
  • Exploring civic and social engagement and participation in non-formal learning activities
  • Improve the cultural heritage competences of young people and youth workers