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Action Against Discrimination Project


RADIAlert - Report Racism Mechanism

radialertLogo105RADIAlert is part of the project and was conceived in order to unravel the magnitude of the problem of racism and discrimination in Cyprus, as well as to foster wider coalitions of civil society and other actors in the field of antiracism in order to effectively combat these phenomena. In addition RADIAlert will raise awareness and sensitise both society and state in order to develop effective defenses and actions to counter the increasing racist, xenophobic and islamophobic discourse and acts in Cyprus. Learn More…

About the project

While Cyprus is becoming a diverse society, and while a lot of work has been done insofar as the legislation framework on anti-discrimination is concerned, the reality is that there is a long way ahead towards the implementation of the principles of anti-discrimination in policies, in public actions and in public and private organizations and businesses. Even more, the sensitization of the general public on issues of equality in view of the economic cirsis is declining. The capacities of male and female professionals working with equality – e.g. business and union executives, managers and trade unionists – need opportunities of advancement. The research based knowledge on discrimination is low. Additionally, as cultural diversity becomes a reality in all areas of life, the workplace is by far the most profound environment where discrimination is practiced. Diversity management, thus, is an imperative need for public and private organizations. Bearing in mind this gap of anti-discrimination practice, the ultimate aim of this project is to challenge the extant state of tradition by (1) assembling experts and professionals from the EU and from Cyprus into a working environment of exchanging good practices, experiences and mutual learning, (2) setting down training modules and carrying out specialized training for professionals working on anti-discrimination, (3) carrying out multiple discrimination research, (4) producing printed, electronic and audiovisual material for dissemination and (5) employing a broad spectrum of means in embedding an anti-discrimination awareness into the general public. The project’s activities aim at addressing all grounds of discrimination. In some activities, though, ethnicity and religious belief will be particularly highlighted.


Project Partners

The project’s partnership is a collaboration of public and private Institutions between the Cyprus Labour Institute (INEK-PEO), the Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism (KISA), the Office of the Commissioner of Administration and Human Rights (Ombudsman) and the Cyprus Academy for Public Administration (CAPA). INEK-PEO is a non-profit organization and its activities are around research and education in equality issues, economy, labour relations and working conditions. The mission of the Department of Equality of INEK is to examine the barriers and the opportunities people encounter in the contemporary society resulting from the determinants of inequality: race, gender, religion, age and sexual orientation. KISA is a non-profit organization and its vision is the promotion of an all-inclusive, multicultural society, free of racism, xenophobia and discrimination. KISA’s action is focused on the fields of Migration, Asylum, Racism, Discrimination and Trafficking, and it includes awareness-raising of the Cypriot society as well as lobbying in order to influence the legal and structural framework, the policies and practices in these fields. The Office of the Ombudsman has the general duty of protecting the rights of citizens when these are affected from actions or decisions of administrative organs which are contrary to the law, violate human rights or do not constitute proper administrative behaviour.CAPA’s mission is to contribute to the efficiency and continuous improvement of the Public Service for the benefit of the individual citizens and society at large through the implementation of a comprehensive learning policy.


Upcoming Events
action_logoIn the framework of the European Program PROGRESS which focuses on discrimination, a workshop – “Integration of the aspect of Non-Discrimination in the processes of planning, implementation and policy review” is organised.
The same workshop will be held twice, in Nicosia – 23/07/2015 and Limassol 24/07/2015, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The trainers of the workshop are Mr. Aristos Tsiartas, head of the Authority against Discrimination – office of the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights(Ombudsman), and Dr. Loukas Antoniou, senior research officer of the Cyprus Labour Institute (INEK-PEO).
We consider highly important the presence of members of your organization/association who deal with issues related to the workshop, and who are able to attend the workshop in Greek language.
The cost for the participation to the workshop including the provided coffees, refreshing snacks and lunch are fully covered by the program.
Please find attached the participation form that should be sent to the organizers until Monday, July 20, 2015.
Past Events (content available only in Greek)

Εθνική Διάσκεψη: Ενσωμάτωση της Διάστασης της Μη-Διάκρισης και Διαχείριση της Διαφορετικότητας: Από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη

Στις 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2015 πραγματοποιήθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία η Εθνική Διάσκεψη με τίτλο «Ενσωμάτωση της Διάστασης της Μη-Διάκρισης και Διαχείριση της Διαφορετικότητας: Από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη» που διοργάνωσε το Ινστιτούτο Εργασίας Κύπρου (ΙΝΕΚ-ΠΕΟ) στα πλαίσια του Ευρωπαϊκού προγράμματος PROGRESS «Δράση Ενάντια στις Διακρίσεις:

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Ενσωμάτωση της Διάστασης της Μη-Διάκρισης και Διαχείριση της Διαφορετικότητας: Από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη

Το Ινστιτούτο Εργασίας Κύπρου (ΙΝΕΚ-ΠΕΟ) σε συνεργασία με την Κίνηση για Ισότητα, Στήριξη, Αντιρατσισμό (ΚΙΣΑ), το Γραφείο της Επιτρόπου Διοικήσεως και Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων και την Κυπριακή Ακαδημία Δημόσιας Διοίκησης (ΚΑΔΔ)

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Εναρκτήρια Διάσκεψη Τύπου

Την Παρασκευή 17 Οκτωβρίου πραγματοποιήθηκε η Εναρκτήρια Διάσκεψη Τύπου του Ευρωπαϊκού προγράμματοςAction AgainstDiscrimination: Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Activities’που εφαρμόζετε στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος PROGRESS από τοΙνστιτούτο Εργασίας Κύπρου (ΙΝΕΚ-ΠΕΟ), την Κίνηση για Ισότητα, Στήριξη, Αντιρατσισμό (ΚΙΣΑ)

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Εναρκτήρια Συνάντηση Συνεργατών

Στις 8 Οκτωβρίου 2014 πραγματοποιήθηκε η Εναρκτήρια συνάντηση Συνεργατών του Προγράμματος. Η Συνάντηση έγινε στα Γραφεία της Κίνησης για Ισότητα, Στήριξη, Αντιρατσισμό (ΚΙΣΑ) μεταξύ των ωρών 9:00 π.μ. και 13:00 μμ και συμμετείχαν αντιπρόσωποι από όλους συνεργαζόμενους φορείς του Έργου.

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Workstream 1: Non-Discrimination Practices and Diversity Management

Workstream 1 lasts for 6 months; it begins in September 2014 and ends up in February 2015

The main objective of the workstream is to bring together experts working on non-discrimination and diversity management from the EU and Cyprus to exchange views and experiences, share good practices from their respective locations and put into the table recommendations for further developments. Additionally, the workstream aims, at a second level, to produce training modules and provide training on non-discrimination and diversity management, respectively, at a broader audience working on the issues such as union and business executives, public authorities’ stakeholders and trade unionists. The purpose of the training sessions is to motivate the social partners to include the issues of equality and diversity in their organizations’ agendas and influence, thus, positive non-discriminatory changes.


  1. National Conference: ‘Non-Discrimination Mainstreaming and Diversity Management: From Theory to Practice’
  1. Workshops: “Non-Discrimination Mainstreaming in the Designing, Implementation and Assesment Process”
  1. Production of a Manual: ‘Non-Discrimination Mainstreaming in Cyprus’
  1. Workshops: “Action for Change: Operational Strategic Plans and Diversity Management”
  1. Production of a Manual: “Management of Diversity in your Organization: Initiatives for Success”.

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