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Event:1st May 2015 in Paphos for Clean Seas Without Litter and Plastic bags

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Event:1st May 2015 in Paphos for Clean Seas Without Litter and Plastic bags

AKTI Project Research Centre, under the European funded project MARLISCO and the support of the European Parliament Office in Cyprus and MarLitCy invites you to participate in the interactive event on the 1st May in Paphos. Join us for a day filled with fun activities.Check out the programme.

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Award Ceremony of Tiganokinisi, 26th Feb. 2015

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Award Ceremony of Tiganokinisi, 26th Feb. 2015

Tiganokinisi was presented as a good example of sustainable practice that can be adopted by the schools in the Info-day organised by AKTI and the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus. The event took place on the 26th of February 2015 at FILOXENIA Conference Center, Nicosia. More than 600 people participated in the relevant info-day including educators, members of the parliament, representatives of public authorities, relevant governmental authorities and NGOs. The mass media covered the event in the main evening news. The event was organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture. You can view the info-day’s invitation and agenda here.

During the info-day the winning schools participating in Tiganokinisi’ s competions for the period 2013-2014, were awarded. EuroLife and Ambrosia Oils were honored for their support to the programme within the framework of the companies Social and Environmental Responsibility.

At the spot, several organisations exhibited their work in the Green Technology Exhibition providing the schools’ s representatives with simple ideas to make our schools more sustainable and environmental friendly!

Read more on Tiganokinisi Programme and learn how you can participate by donating your used cooking oil!

‘Argonaftis’ working experience programme for young graduates is now open for applications!

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‘Argonaftis’ working experience programme for young graduates is now open for applications!

Apply now to be the next Argonaftis! DEADLINE for applications: 17 February 2015. Read the call for applications and criteria, and download the application form here.

 

Logo Design Competition

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Logo Design Competition

 

Crowdsourcing Logo Design Competition

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE! The contest deadline has been extended until the 18th of January 2015!

AKTI Project and Research Centre calls for Graphic Designers to take part in designing the logo for the “The Hub”

 What is the Hub?

Hub: the effective centre of an activity, region, or network

“The Hub” is the Cypriot Women’s Leadership Network, designed to provide opportunities for networking, engagement and advancement.  The overall aim of the network is to become the hub, the reference and the supporting mechanism to boost Cypriot women leaders to become active participants in decision making at all levels: public, private and civil society sectors. “The Hub” is established in 2015, designed and developed by AKTI Project and Research Centre.

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 The Project

AKTI Project and Research Centre launch “The Hub”, a new project which aims to boost Cypriot women leaders become active participants in decision making by creating a sustainable network for women leaders. “The Hub”, will be a structure through which women leaders will be able to support each other and help each other advance their professional endeavours, by fostering leadership and entrepreneurship through networking, coordination and collaboration.

 

Competition

Criteria and Deadline

The winner will be selected based on designing an innovative logo for “The Hub” project.

The Design

  • Size Matters: The logo has to look good and be legible at all sizes, including when used for larger formats, such as, posters, electronic formats, such as TV and the Web.
  • Clever use of colour
  • The logo must also look good in black and white
  • Design Style should suit the project
  • Choose the right font type and size
  • The font should be legible when scaled down
  • Create Balance: Remember that your logo will be viewed by the masses, not just those with an eye for great art

The following Criteria will be used for the selection

  • Good Design
  • Clean and Functional
  • Innovation
  • Brand recognition potential

Deadline: All entries should be submitted by the 18th January 2015 via dropbox (aktiproject@gmail.com) and personal email with your contact details.No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.

Entry to the competition is free of charge

Prizes

  • 200 EUR will be awarded to the first winner

We will also offer to the first winner:

  • Future networking opportunities
  • Future opportunities for collaboration with AKTI Project and Research Centre

Terms and Conditions

  • Submission of all logo designs will begin on 23rd December 2014 and the deadline for submission is 12th January 2015; submissions must be sent via dropbox (aktiproject@gmail.com)
  • No submissions will be accepted after the 12thJanuary 2015 and no exceptions will be made for late submissions
  • The contest is open to any individual (any age, nationality, location)
  • The logo design must be your own original work
  • Incomplete, unreadable, unintelligible or otherwise non-compliant submissions will be disqualified and AKTI reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the criteria
  • IMPORTANT: By entering the competition you grant AKTI Project and Research Centre the rights to use your design for the benefit of the project at no extra cost
  • The winner will be announced on facebook and invited to receive their prizes on the 19thJanuary 2015

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Green Cluster Competition

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Green Cluster Competition

Crowdsourcing Branding Strategy Competition

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE! The contest deadline has been extended until the 18th of January 2015!

AKTI Project and Research Centre calls for all Branding and Marketing experts and enthusiasts to take part in developing the Green Cluster branding strategy.

What is the Green Cluster? 

Cluster: a bunch, a bundle, a collection… a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

Green Cluster is a new initiative being developed by AKTI Project and Research Centre. It is a dynamic form of collaboration aiming to strengthen joint activities, to increase innovation, networking, trust building, business development and business environments.  The Green Cluster emerges from a need to bring together businesses with a common interest, the environment, in a collective that will promote business growth and extroversion, will allow access to funds and will encourage and support the creation of start-ups.

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The Project

AKTI Project and Research Centre launch the new project Green Cluster! Green Cluster is a project, which will last for two years, until September 2016.

Green Cluster concerns the identification of and contact with Cypriot men and women around the island that will be interested in participating in the cluster (i.e. working in or about to join the “green” business environment).  Through the participation in this novel structure, the aim is to boost cooperation, free from bureaucratic bounds, in order to promote green sector entrepreneurship through:

  • Non- formal infrastructure
  • Supporting Extroversion of Cypriot nano and small SMEs: Regional, European and International networking
  • Support Green Start-ups
  • Public engagement
  • Challenges for sustainable start ups
  • Develop leadership
  • Dissemination through the mass media and through social media.

The Green Cluster Sectors

One of the first actions of Green Cluster is the identification of promising green sectors, i.e. green sectors with potential to be expanded in Cyprus, which will cover nano and small enterprises, green workers and green leaders.

More than 40 sectors have been identified. Click here  to see them. If you are interested to participate send us your details and your suggestions for more sectors!

Novel interactive e-tools will be developed and implemented, such as an interactive e-platform where all the information about green entrepreneurship in general and the Green Cluster specifically will be created. The platform will act as the tool to knowledge, networking and participation. An electronic and live help-desk will also be developed and operated with the support of experts. Through this help-desk our target audience will be able to have their questions about both green entrepreneurship and gender mainstreaming.

Branding Strategy Competition: Criteria and Deadline

The winner will be selected based on developing an innovative branding strategy on the Green Cluster project. The strategy should include brand recognition and awareness ideas, marketing methods, e-branding and promotional ideas.

The Strategy:

  • should be written in English
  • should not be longer than 5 pages (A4)
  • should be realistic regarding its implementation
  • should be low-budgeted or self-funded
  • should quantify outreach and cost

The following Criteria will be used to evaluate the strategies:

  • Innovation
  • Outreach potential
  • Cost
  • Brand recognition potential

Deadline: All entries should be submitted by the 18th January 2015 via email (akti@akti.org.cy).

No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.

Entry to the competition is free of charge

Prizes

  • 500 EUR will be awarded to the first winner

We will also offer to the first winner:

  • Future networking opportunities
  • Future opportunities for collaboration with AKTI Project and Research Centre

Terms and Conditions

  • Submission of the branding strategy will begin on 20th December 2014 and the deadline for submission is 12th January 2015; submissions must be sent via email (akti@akti.org.cy)
  • No submissions will be accepted after the 12th January 2015 and no exceptions will be made for late submissions
  • The contest is open to any individual (any age, nationality, location)
  • The branding strategy must be your own original work
  • Incomplete, unreadable, unintelligible or otherwise non-compliant submissions will be disqualified and AKTI reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the criteria.
  • IMPORTANT: By entering the competition you grant AKTI Project and Research Centre the rights to use your branding strategy for the benefit of the project at no extra cost.
  • The winner will be announced on facebook and invited to receive their prizes on the 19th January 2015.

 

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The INTERACT street event successfully took place in Italy and Cyprus on 19 and 20 September, 2014 respectively!

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The INTERACT street event successfully took place in Italy and Cyprus on 19 and 20 September, 2014 respectively!

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International Beach Cleaning Day, 20 September 2014, Larnaca

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International Beach Cleaning Day, 20 September 2014, Larnaca

The beach cleanup event was organised by the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, AKTI Project and Research Centre and was supported by the MARLISCO Cyprus project, on the occasion of the International Coastal Cleanup Day. The event took place on Saturday, 20th September 2014, by the ‘Foinikoudes’ Pier in Larnaca. MARLISCO Cyprus implemented an international marine litter protocol and the data collected was contributed to the Ocean Conservancy database. Students from the American Academy in Larcaca enthousiastically participated in the event.

See below how the event was covered by CYBC prime news on 20 September 2014

Watch a short film in Greek from the event

 

Watch a short film in English from the event

 

 

 

 

Το ημερολόγιο μιας μαθήτριας

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Το ημερολόγιο μιας μαθήτριας

Follow Tiganokinisi, through the eyes of a school girl. For more info www.tiganokinisi.eu

New Call for Applications for ARGONAFTIS working experience programme for young unemployed scientists. Deadline for applications 17 September 2014 CLOSED!

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New Call for Applications for ARGONAFTIS working experience programme for young unemployed scientists. Deadline for applications 17 September 2014 CLOSED!

Please click here for more information and the application forms.

Global Citizenship Education in a Post-2015 context

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Global Citizenship Education in a Post-2015 context

During my 5-month period as an ‘Argonaftis’, the working experience program ran by AKTI – Project and Research Center and Eurolife, I had the chance to participate in a Summer School in Dublin, Ireland. The Summer School, organised by Unidev – Development Education in Theory and Practice dealt with the Global Citizenship Education in a Post-2015 context and involved academics, volunteers and activists from 3 NGOs, Kimmage DSC from Ireland, the NGO Support Centre from Cyprus and Pontis Foundation from Slovakia. The objectives of the School were the theoretical and practical knowledge of issues associated with Global Citizenship Education and the post-2015 agenda opportunities, the reflection on the concepts, skills and values related to it and discussion of what could be done to improve the Global Citizenship Education in the Global South. During the 4 days of the Summer School, we met and talked to Activists which took part in the Gaza region, e.g. Caoimhe Butterly which was shot during the fights but survived, we had presentations from scientists about various subjects regarding the Global Citizenship, the Post-2015 agenda and activism, and took part in workshops trying to think how we can implement the common goal of improving the life quality of people in the Global South. Other goals of the school were the promotion of activism and volunteerism and the protection of the environment. Finally, we had a debate about the challenges that arose with the subjects we discussed – how all the things we proposed can be transformed into reality. The main idea we end up to was Education. By 2015, all children should be able to complete a full course of primary schooling – this is the the ‘put every child in school’ program by the UN. This goal could be accomplished if everyone contributes, each one from a different prospect. Civil Society Organisations (NGOs, volunteers) can promote activism and spread information, while International Organisations can give the money which is a critical factor of success.

This Summer School in Dublin gave me the chance to meet people from two other countries, discuss with them issues of great interest for me, and finally I had the opportunity to travel and explore a beautiful city. Read more 

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