Partners in Change

"Partners in Change" is the broad term we give to our partners on the ground that push for wider and further positive social change. 

We trust these partners to further to cause on the ground and create wider and deeper ripple effect.

We sponsor these organisations and create projects together to bring peace around the World.

Business for peace


The non-profit organisation was founded in 2016 by a mixed Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot team who overcame historical and geographical divisions to form the largest platform connecting entrepreneurs across the island.

The organization has 4,000+ members. a jobs board, a funding database, a mobile app for virtual networking, and an e-learning lab with free coursework, mentorship programs, networking events, hackathons, bootcamps, panels, and pre-accelerator programs. CyprusInno additionally contributes to policy regarding entrepreneurship, youth, peace, and security, on the EU and UN levels.

Today, CyprusInno operates The Base by CyprusInno, a historic space located within the UN Buffer Zone which it transformed from a military container into a the world's first Social Impact Generator™.

*Steven Stavrou (CyprusInno co-founder) with President Barack Obama. Steven was selected as a Leader in Europe by "Obama Foundation".

Welcome to the base

Here is the story behind CyprusInno The Base featuring Colive team!

Peace Education

Association of Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR)

AHDR is a unique multi-communal, non-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in Nicosia in 2003.

Since its foundation, the AHDR has enlisted members from various ethnic, linguistic, and professional backgrounds working at various educational levels in Cyprus, making the first steps towards a greater effort to maintain a continuous, open dialogue about enhanced pedagogic practices that could encourage the values of the discipline of history.

As of today, AHDR trained 4595 students, accompanied by 497 teachers in physical gatherings. Another 254 teachers were trained in Peace Education both mono-communally and bi-communally.

Physical space for peace

Home for Cooperation

This is our home.

We are a resident of Home Cooperation.

The Home for Cooperation is a unique community centre located in the heart of Nicosia. It is the embodiment of intercommunal cooperation, contributing to the collective efforts of civil society in their engagement with peacebuilding and intercultural dialogue. Using its sources it encourages people to cooperate with each other beyond constraints and dividing lines.  

The Home for Cooperation essentially aims to act as a bridge-builder between separated communities, memories and visions. It provides working spaces and opportunities for Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals to design and implement innovative projects.

It facilitates situations for people to get together and to get to know each other. The Home hosts an extensive variety of cultural, artistic and educational programs with the aim to foster creativity and intercultural trust in Cyprus and internationally.

Global unity for peace

International Institute on Peace Education Conference

We sponsored IIPE (International Institute on Peace Education) 2019 conferences in Cyprus along with Embassy of Germany to Cyprus. There were 60 attendees around the World: Colombia, India, Cyprus, USA, Canada and more to discuss peace education for a better World.

Art for peace

Buffer Fringe Art Festival

Buffer Fringe Festival was developed by the Home of Cooperation team in 2014 with the idea of creating a platform to question sensitive issues and express ideas in new and creative ways.

This art platform aims to enable individuals to interact with each other regardless of the dominant historical narratives, ideologies or identities that can often be separatist and politicized in Cyprus.

A performing arts festival has been one of the best tools to initiate discussions about the personal and collective traumas people of Cyprus have experienced in the past and to contribute to increased understanding, respect and trust. Buffer Fringe Festival, which is born out of a local situation that is unique, has taken its place among the respected international festivals.

The Festival won “Extraordinary Festival” label of the European Festivals Group in 2017-2018, 2019-2020.