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The Bi-communal Awards in Cyprus

The Stelios Bi-communal Awards have been in operation on the island of Cyprus since 2009.
The idea is to encourage  bi-communal cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots in order to promote lasting peace on the island. Each team involving one Greek-Cypriot and one Turkish-Cypriot can win 10,000 euros per year. All forms of human cooperation are eligible to apply including business, arts, sport, ngo work and life! Past applicants and past winners are also welcome to re-apply. The awards are announced at a ceremony in Nicosia in October each year. 

Highlights of the 2017 Stelios Bi-Commmunal Awards


New Stelios Bi-Communal Café in North Nicosia almost ready!


The renovation process at the second Stelios Bi-Communal Café is completed! We are all looking forward to the third bi-communal get together at our new premises!

Our address:
7, Ferah Street
North Nicosia



A. Mavroyiannis: "A window of opportunity for the island"

mavroyiannis-eventAndreas Mavroyiannis was our special guest speaker in our second bi-communal event on the 6th of May. He stated: “we might today have the best chance ever for reunifying Cyprus, so we need to take advantage of the situation and we need to do our utmost because this situation is unique and this window of opportunity will not stay open forever”.



Andreas D. Mavroyiannis at the Bi-Communal Café

andreas_mavroyiannis_bi-communal_cafe_2016The Negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side in the intercommunal talks on the Cyprus problem Andreas Mavroyiannis, will be the Guest speaker of the second get-together between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, at the Bi-communal Café of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, corner Palaias Ilektrikis & 57 Eptanisou Str. in Old Nicosia, on Friday, May 6th, 2016, between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.



Eide: "2016 is a true opportunity for Cyprus"

eide_stelio_bi_communal_2016The UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide was the special invited of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation yesterday at the Bi-Communal Café in Nicosia. He was eager to answer all of our questions and explain to us why he thinks 2016 is a real social and economic opportunity for the island highlighting the importance of the Stelios Cyprus Bi-Communal Awards.



Eide to give Cyprus talks speech at Stelios Philanthropic Foundation

bi-communal-event-2016-stelios-espen-barth-eideEspen Barth Eide addressing Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots at the Bi-communal Café of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation on March 24th



"2016: A year of hope and opportunity for Cyprus" by Espen Barth Eide

bi-communal-event-2016-stelios-espen-barth-eideFirst get-together, this year, of the two communities at the Bi-Communal Cafe of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, in Nicosia!

Thursday , 24th of March, 2016 at 4:30pm till 6pm

Special guest speaker Espen Barth Eide



Over 650 people have joined Stelios Bi-Communal Awards Facebook group

Stelios_Cyprus_Award_2016__Large_Press Release

More than 650 people have recently joined the group ‘Stelios Cyprus Bi-Communal Awards 2016’ on Facebook, which was created by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation to promote bi-communal cooperation. 



Apply now for the 2016 Stelios Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus!

Stelios_Cyprus_Award_2016__Large_8th consecutive year

The total cash prizes are bigger than ever before!

500,000 € to be won, a total of 2m euro since 2009 to promote lasting peace on the island

Be one of the 50 teams that can win 10,000 € each!

All forms of human cooperation between between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots are eligible including business, arts, sport, NGO work and life!

Contact us on Facebook to send you the application form! 



The Telegraph: "Cyprus may be small, but its reunification could have huge global ramifications"


A huge flag of the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on the Kyrenia mountains mountains near Nicosia Photo: AP

By Ben Wright

According to some estimates, reunification could boost the island’s GDP by €5bn within five years



Sir Stelios awards 31 prizes for building Cypriot bi-communal co-operation

Sir Stelios awards 31 prizes for building Cypriot bi-communal co-operation

26th October 2015

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou today granted 31 cash prizes of €10,000 to Greek-Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots helping to build the island's bi-communal relations. This is a charity project working for lasting peace on the island.



New date set for the Bi-Communal Awards in Nicosia, Cyprus!

cyprus-awards-2015Urgent Press Release

Issued 14th of October 15 at 4pm


New date set for the Bi-Communal Awards in Nicosia, Cyprus!

New date: 26th October 2015 at 11am

1. Stelios invites both the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot leaders to attend! A celebration for peace on the island!

2. The 30 winning bi-communal teams for this year are being announced in advance below to allow a smoother ceremony on the day.

3. Stelios raises the stakes of the donations for next year to 500k euro going to 50 bi-communal teams for 2016 (previously 300k euro going to 30 teams). Total grants to date 2m euro.

4. Second Bi-communal cafe to open in North Nicosia in early 2016. 








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