"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center has been completed successfully, together with the partner Nicosia Municipality Multifunctional Foundation, the project titled "Social Skills Development Training" which has been co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Funds Unit of the Ministry of the Interior. The project aimed to socially integrate third-country nationals residing in Cyprus whilst developing social skills in order to enhance their prospects of social integration in the host country and the European Union, aiming to prevent delinquency and radicalization.
More than 160 people attended the trainings, both adults and minors, and the thematic involved issues such as racism and acceptance of diversity, the role of women in European societies and gender equality, adjustment and the possibility of change through loss, the ways of communication in a social environment, whilst aiming to inform and raise awareness in participants on the aspects of social life and culture in Cyprus and the European Union. The training sessions included presentations and experiential workshops instructed by specially trained facilitators of ''Hope for Children'' CRC Policy Center and the Nicosia Multipurpose Municipal Centre with the assistance of interpreters. In the sessions, non-formal learning methods were adopted, so the participants had the opportunity to more easily digest the information provided by each thematic session. With the use of experiential workshops combined with presentations, participants managed to link their own personal experiences to the subject of each training session.