Technology is transforming every aspect of our lives constantly, from healthcare to mobility to food - including how we complete simple tasks. Interconnectivity and fact-based planning are more crucial than ever in the current resource-scarce world. CYENS panel introduces the current state of Nicosia Smart City initiative, its connectivity to metaverse and the political, economic and technological possibilities it brings along.
Roundtable discussion with presidential candidates Andreas Mavroyiannis, Candidate President of the Republic of Cyprus Averof Neofytou, Candidate President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, Candidate President of the Republic of Cyprus Discussant: Andreas Kimitris, Journalist, Newscaster at ΡΙΚ_CyBC
Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Transport, Communications & Works Christianna Diogenous, CEO Unicars Dinos Lefkaritis, Executive Managing Director (CEO), Petrolina Discussant: Maniana Kalogeraki, Correspondent of Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation and Athens News Agency in Cyprus
Substantial diversity and inclusion in corporate policies bring lasting social, economic, and moral benefits not only for themselves but for their customers, employees, investors, and other key stakeholders. This is especially true for LGBTQI+ inclusion, which presents a litmus test... Read More
Knowledge Partner: PRIO Cyprus Centre Preamble Speech by Mr. Marios Panayides, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry. Jan Petter Nore, former Director of gas strategy in the Norwegian Ministry of oil and energy; former Chief Energy... Read More
Knowledge Partner: UN Sophia Papamichalopoulos, IOC Young Ambassador, founder of ‘Winds of Change’ Nesrin Yuceulas, PhD student, former volleyball player Anagennisi Deryneia FC Okan Dagli, author of “Together in Football” Stephanie Nicolas, Programme Coordinator, Peace Players Cyprus Aziyade Poltier-Mutal, UnitedNations... Read More
Knowledge Partner: University of Nicosia Prof. Pierre Mallia, Chairman of the BIoethics Research Programme, Medical School, University of Malta Alexandra Attalides, MP Discussant: Constantinos Phellas, Senior Vice Rector, University of Nicosia
Knowledge Partner: Cyprus Centre of European and International Affairs Andreas Theophanous, President of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs and Head of the Department of Politics and Governance Ambassador Matthew Bryza, Board Member, Jamestown Foundation Discussant: Evie Mitsidou... Read More
Knowledge Partner: KIOS Andreas Stavrou, Assistant Manager, EAC Transmission Substations Department Rogiros Tapakis, Deputy Spokesman, Cyprus Transmission System Operator Discussant: Markos Asprou Research Lecturer, KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence
We constantly read that we have entered a “post-truth” era. As lies and “fake news” flourish, citizens appear not only to believe misinformation, but also to condone/ accept misinformation they do not believe. Dr. Effron’s research shows three psychological factors that encourage people to condone misinformation.
In his upcoming talk at #CyprusForum Dr. Effron will talk about how can we get people, the media and our society to recognise and condemn such behaviour and make interventions aimed at reducing the spread of misinformation.
Eleni Charitonos, First Cypriot Analog Astronaut, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) – discussion with Christodoulos A. Protopapas, Managing Director, Hellas Sat Ataman Kinis, Music Composer & Researcher – discussion with Meltem Burak, Content Creator, Pod Producer, Project Officer
Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, European Commission (keynote speech) Knowledge Partner: European Commission representation in Cyprus Citizens’ Participation in a democracy fireside chat Discussant: Michalis Moutselos, UCY
Knowledge Partner: EU Parliament Office in Cyprus, Cyprus Youth Council Costas Mavrides, Member of the European Parliament Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Christiana Xenofontos, European Youth Forum Maria Kola, President of the Cyprus Youth Council, Data... Read More
Having children does not come easy for everyone. Studies indicate that approximately 1 out of 6 couples experience fertility problems at some point. Find out more about fertility and cross-border reproductive care at the ‘All About Fertility’ panel discussion by the world’s largest egg and sperm bank, Cryos International. MP Savia Orphanidou, Obstetrician-Gynecologist Dr. Nicos Zottis, Cryos Director of European Operations, Saghar Kasiri, and Deputy Ministry of Tourism Officer, Thalia Christodoulidou, will touch on numerous informative topics surrounding fertility and the prospects for the promotion of Cyprus as a ‘fertility haven’. Sophia Paraskeva will also be shedding light on her personal fertility treatment experience. The panel discussion will be led by writer, blogger and podcaster, Eleni Antoniou.
The attraction of international tech companies has represented a key policy towards the establishment of flourishing economic ecosystems in the past thirty years. Tech companies represent anchors in smart and specialised economies, as their presence generates an ecosystem of knowledge-based SMEs and startups, and a better attitude towards innovation. Successful countries have combined their offer of excellent human capital and infrastructures with focused incentives and tax exemptions. Nevertheless, the global geopolitical conditions are rapidly changing and the delocalisation of core and critical tech companies, as well as their supply chains, is affected by conflicts and decoupling policies, which counterbalance the economic advantages. How attraction policies and company strategies are going to face the new international situation? How other factors, like the evolution of labour and capital markets will generate new opportunities and threats?
In a rapidly transforming world, societies and cultures shift in needs, challenges, and opportunities, affecting every citizen’s capacity to be actively engaged in the civic domain. Education comes forward, once again, as the primary medium to facilitate access, participation, and inclusion for all, in public goods, services, decision-making, and employment. The Center for Social Innovation - CSI is brining together diverse global experts and practitioners in education and civic engagement, to discuss and propose tangible paths to revolutioniSe the learning process, so that learners can be the decision-makers of their future.
How can entrepreneurship and innovation enhance #inclusiveness and have long-last impact to marginalised groups of people? Entrepreneurs and innovators can bring real positive change through their actions in our society. Economic empowerment can be increased through entrepreneurship and innovation for women, minorities, youth, seniors, immigrants and rural residents through a number of actions. During GrantXpert’s talk we will hear about real practical examples of how this has been achieved. Join us in a thought-provoking and unique discussion.
In a dynamic and highly competitive employment market, working professionals needs to stay up to date with developments and as such executive education becomes of the utmost importance. Thus the framework in Cyprus must be redesigned to accommodate the needs of working professionals going back to education and we should move away from the notion of higher education being targeted only to youngsters leaving school. The needs and wants of working professionals going back to education are radically different and all stakeholders must create an ecosystem that enhances the proposition for life long learning.
Knowledge Partner: Step Up Stop Slavery Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Daniel Thelekslaf, Project Director FAST Initiative (Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking) Michelle Brewer, UK Judge Timea E. Nagy, CEO, Founder, Best Selling... Read More
The challenges of climate change are acute in the Eastern Mediterranean, a hotspot of rising temperatures. Climate change prompts collaboration and interconnectivity, yet the region is unconnected and steeped in conflict. How do young people see the challenges of climate change and what needs to be done? We compare attitudes and activism among young people in Greece and Cyprus, based on original fieldwork research. What do they think needs to be done? How does politics need to change? What might result from giving youth a stronger voice on this key agenda for the future? ELIAMEP and the Hellenic Observatory bring together experts to help us understand what may change.
Digital tools offer immense possibilities for educators and learners and can be a driver for the promotion of inclusion and accessibility in education. The shifting realities and needs of modern life have made the provision and development of digital skills and competences a priority of the educational systems and a priority in the path to digital transformation. Bringing together a panel of renowned global experts and practitioners, this session will explore digital education for inclusion and critically examine the challenges and possibilities that technology brings to education. The speakers will share and discuss on how digital education approaches and tools can be utilised to facilitate and foster inclusion as well as the necessary steps, on the ground and at policy level, to ensure the empowerment and equal access for all.
The demand for change and the path marked by the Circular Economy is a decisive response against climate change and the grave environmental consequences we observe daily and on a global scale. The new state of play requires a systemic change in how we produce and consume, and such a change should be global to lead to a cultural adaptation with awareness and education for the general population and a specific focus on reskilling and upskilling for the active workforce. Join us on an inspiring panel discussion with global thought experts that will reveal the impact of the Circular Economy on a global scale with a specific take on the Cypriot market. The speakers will share insights on how various industrious and sectors will be affected, and together we will explore the opportunities Circular Economy brings and the requirements needed from the global population to ensure equality.