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Transforming the way communities interact with each other.

We bring communities together, recognising that solutions can be found by working collectively and building bridges at the grassroots.

We work with community leaders that are experienced in facilitating inter communal contact and understand the realities on the ground. In collaboration with local stakeholders, we organise events, activities and meetings for children and young people, women, the business community and other groups to help them better understand each other and discover their common humanity. To build grassroots resilience and long-lasting cross community linkages we also strengthen the capacity of grassroots organisations.

Only communities themselves can determine what peace between them looks like, by increasing shared encounters in the right environment, communities can re-imagine their life together. This acts to build confidence and momentum for high level political change for peace.

Featured Projects

ICO delivers a range of projects with grassroots organisations, employing a cross-community approach to peacebuilding and reconciliation.

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Non-funded

Reconciliation Through Language

This project seeks to encourage bilingualism through the teaching of Greek and Turkish.
Non-funded

The Social Kitchen

This project seeks to empower Palestinian activists and Palestinian women from East Jerusalem...

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ICO, CPDC, UNFICYP, Cyprussino and CSI Co-organise a Business Fair Inside UN Buffer Zone

24 June 2022
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Party in the Park – Bringing Cyprus’ Communities Together

21 May 2022
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ICO Research Fellow Dr Tanya Herring makes a presentation to Secretary Hilary Clinton

14 October 2017
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