Heidi Trautmann

811 - Home for Cooperation Newsletter

Dear friends! 
This week we have opened the new season of our educational and cultural programs at the Home! 
Rooms of the Home are full of friends again! 
Let us thank you all for sharing these beautiful moments with us and for appreciating how much we learned from each other and how beautifully we celebrated peace, love and understanding here at the buffer zone. It was impossible without you to revitalize this dead zone with art, music and happy feet! 
The Home's doors will continue to welcome everyone who believe the power of solidarity for a better future!

Special thanks to ZedeM Media for filming & editing.

We offer affordable, flexible and value packed office spaces in the city centre of Nicosia. 
The package includes:
Electricity, Water, Cleaner, Internet and use of a conference room, workshop room and meeting room.
For more information contact us!
+35722445740 / +905488345740
Caretaker for Events at the Home for Cooperation

We are currently seeking to hire technically experienced people with flexible working hours. The candidates will be responsible for the flawless functioning of the technical equipment at events at the weekend and after working hours. Apart from technical understanding the candidates should have good spoken English language skills.

Please send your applications containing a short CV and brief letter of intent to:admin@home4cooperation.info
20th September, Sunday
Home for Cooperation & nearby venues


To celebrate the International Peace Day, Cypriot peace pioneers are organizing a full-day event!

The event includes a morning symposium that will focus on the need of forgiveness and reconciliation creating bridges between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and generations in Cyprus, with John McKinney as the keynote speaker. 

The symposium will be followed by a series of parallel workshops/group meetings for related organizations to either facilitate discussions on healthy issues surrounding the Cyprus situation, or to share their work on certain related matters with the public and help to increase understanding on Cyprus political matters related to peace.

There will also be a festival taking place throughout the afternoon and evening, to celebrate peace in the context of our multicultural island. Participants will enjoy various forms of entertainment, including music and dance, and will have the opportunity to support a charitable cause by purchasing food and drinks.

10:00 - 13:30 Symposium 
15:00 - 17:00 Workshops & Group meetings
17:00 - 22:00 Festival 

*FREE OF CHARGE / first-come first-serve
**No registration required

For further information: peacefestival2015@tech4peace.org
21st September, Monday
19:00 - 23:00 at Home for Cooperation
World Peace Day 2015 Film Screening

On the occasion of the World Peace Day, the Goethe-Institut Zypern in cooperation with the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) and the Cinema for Peace Foundation (Berlin) invite you for a film evening with two film screenings and a reception!
22nd September, Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00 at Home for Cooperation
Veramand Info Session, Nicosia

The Info Day is an Open Day where you can get information about Veramand StudioAcademy's professional and unique programs of study, offered in Nicosia, only at the Home For Cooperation, and register, as all our courses begin on the last week of September.

Christos Krasidis - the Artistic Director of the Academy - will realize a keynote presentation regarding the programs they offer, at the following time slots:
- at 18:00-18:30 and
- at 20:00-20:30

If you wish to have a private meeting with the Artistic Director (
10-20 minutes long), please call at 0035795100625.

22nd September, Tuesday
09:15 - 11:00 at Home for Cooperation 

Falun DAFA

Marlen Karletidou every Tuesday!

Falun Dafa is an ancient way to improve body and mind. Deeply rooted in the Chinese tradition, it consists of 5 gentle and easy to learn exercises, including meditation, and the cultivation of character according to the principles of Truth, Kindness and Tolerance. 

Its peaceful nature as well as its method of self-improvement according to the principles of Truth, Benevolence and Tolerance helped many people find better health and well-being for their minds, bodies and spirits. 
The practice of Falun Dafa is always free of charge and is taught by more advanced Falun Gong volunteers practitioners.

For more information please visit the website: www.falundafa.org

23rd September, Wednesday
20:00 at Home for Cooperation / The Home Cafe

Karagiozis' Engagement* 

Karagiozis gets employed as a servant at a rich man’s house in order to welcome his guests who come to meet his young and beautiful daughter, as she is going to choose to marry one of them. As usual, Karagiozis overturns everything…
Performer & Storyteller: Thodoris Kostidakis
Performance will be 
in Greek.
Turkish/English translation of the plot will be available.
Check details here.

*The performance that we announced in the previous newsletter was postponed due to the heavy dust clouds. As the saying goes, better late than never.
26th September, Wednesday
09:30 at Home for Cooperation

Want to learn more about the history of Nicosia while promoting bicycle usage in the city? Interested in exploring past and present life within the old walls like never before, in an environmentally friendly way? 
In line with European Mobility Week 2015, EDIC Nicosia is organizing an inter-communal, historical bike tour around Nicosia old town on Saturday 26th of September with Aydın Mehmet Ali and Konstantinos Konstantinou.
Leave your cars at home and join us for an morning of late summer cycling and sightseeing, raising awareness about sustainable mobility and contributing to the message of well-being for all citizens.
The tour will start at 09:30 at the Home for Cooperation and finish at 13:30. We will be cycling through both the Ledra Palace and the Lokmacı/Ledra Street checkpoints so make sure you bring ID cards or passports!
These tour is open to all but spaces are limited. The H4C also has 9 bikes which may be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis.
RSVP to europedirectnicosia@home4cooperation.info


3rd October, Saturday
Workshops for Children at the Home for Cooperation
Register Now!

Three wonderful, interesting and full of fun workshops for children are beginning in the October! In the new season at the Home, each workshop for children will have two instructors who can speak English, Greek and Turkish. Hence, our little friends will not have any problem in communications and enjoy while learning in peace together.

In October, Saturdays will start with ARTSY FARTSY - the creative art sessions for children! Talented and lovely instructors Naz Atun & Annabelle Megalemos will share their colours and happiness with the Littles at 10:00 - 10:45 am! Get more info here!

Following, School-Outzin | S-Okul-Ucan - the expedition sessions in the mother earth! Our nature-friendly, fantastic instructors Vasiliki Anastasi and Hakan Djuma will share the secrets of the planet with the Littles at 11:00 - 11:45 am! Get more infothere
Lastly, in the Words Factory -the drama & movement workshops, our experienced and sophisticated instructors Oya akın and Polly Flourentzou will generate a special vocabulary with the Littles through games and designed-exercises between 12:00 - 12:45! Get more info here

Workshops for Adults have begun as of last Monday. Joyful sounds and laughter are rising from the Home now! Here are some of them, that you are not still late to join!

Djembe - African drum workshops - every Monday at 18:45 - 19:45. Participants will learn everything about drumming; techniques, rhythms, notes in company with our expert instructor Roger Heinrich. Get more info here

Urban Photography workshops, every Saturday at 15:00 - 16:30 (1st session will happen this Saturday! Do not miss!) In collaboration with "Old Nicosia Revealed", participant will have chance to benefit from their experiences in urban photography. The talented instructor Athos Florides will give an extensive knowledge on photography including both techniques, histories and practices. Get more info there!

Pithkiavli / Kaval / Flute workshops, every Monday at 20:00 - 21:00. Ellie Michael, the instructor of the workshops is an ethnomusicologist, a saxophonist and the Director of Windcraft Music Centre in Nicosia. She will teach the traditional methods of learning, listening and playing the common Cypriot tunes.
Get more info here!

Join and enjoy the togetherness and this unique experience sharing!
In collaboration with African Diaspora in Cyprus, we bring the African culture to the Home for a night! 
Tatadana band will be performing on the night.

African beats,
African drum,
African food,
African dance,
African drink?

Yes, all that...

We are excited to introduce our International Nights starting on October with the amazing African culture for the Pan-African night experience.
Home for Cooperation
Markou Drakou 28, UN Buffer Zone, 1102
Nicosia Cyprus

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