4th KAS Political Academy in Cyprus

2019ΠΑΡ06ΔΕΚΟλοήμερηΚΥΡ084th KAS Political Academy in Cyprus(Ολοήμερη)(GMT+02:00)


The KAS Political Academy offers skills development for young people who already are or want to be involved in student, youth, and local politics, as well as the civil society. Through the Political Academy the participants will have the chance to get a broader understanding about the complex political, social and economic environment of Cyprus and the EU, and get familiar with the values of the European centre-right. The objective of the Political Academy is to provide the participants with knowledge and technical expertise in order to enhance their ability to shape their political argumentation.

For those interested, the KAS Political Academy offers a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through the interaction with academics, experts and political actors. Certificates of participation will be awarded.

Participants must be up to 35 years old from Cyprus, with a very good command of English and Greek, active involvement in political affairs and/or the civil society, as well as a keen interest in European and Cyprus politics.




  • Averof Neophytou

    Averof Neophytou

    President of Democratic Rally

    URL https://averof.cy

    President of Democratic Rally

  • Constantinos Petrides

    Constantinos Petrides

    Minister of Finance

    Minister of Finance

  • Ioannis Kasoulides

    Ioannis Kasoulides

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman - Glafkos Clerides Institute

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman - Glafkos Clerides Institute

  • Jeroen Kohls

    Jeroen Kohls

    Research Associate, KAS Greece

    Research Associate, KAS Greece

  • Kyra Kapi

    Kyra Kapi

    Director Of Communications to the Prime Minister

    Director Of Communications to the Prime Minister

  • Martha Kontodaimon

    Martha Kontodaimon

    Research Associate, KAS Greece and Cyprus

    Research Associate, KAS Greece and Cyprus

  • Michalis Sophocleous

    Michalis Sophocleous

    CEO - Glafkos Clerides Institute

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/michalis-sophocleous-b1080a22/

    CEO - Glafkos Clerides Institute

  • Panos Tsirides

    Panos Tsirides

    General Manager, V+O Communication Cyprus

    General Manager, V+O Communication Cyprus


    • Ημέρα 1
    • Ημέρα 2
    • Ημέρα 3
    • 23/11/2018
    • 18:00 Welcome18:00- 19:00
      Introduction to the KAS Political Academy
      Ομιλητές: Jeroen Kohls, Michalis Sophocleous
    • 19:30 The current state of the Cyprus political landscape19:30- 20:30
      Perspectives and Challenges of the Cypriot political scene
      Ομιλητές: Averof Neophytou
    • 20:30 Welcome dinner20:30- 23:00
      Dinner for all participants and guests
    • 24/11/2018
    • 09:00 Social Market Economy09:00- 10:30
      Is the concept of Social Market Economy relevant to Cyprus?
      Ομιλητές: Constantinos Petrides, Martha Kontodaimon
    • 10:30 History and Challenges for the centre-right in Cyprus10:30- 12:00
      An in depth analysis of the Cyprus' political scene
      Ομιλητές: Michalis Sophocleous
    • 12:00 Coffee break12:00- 12:30
      A quick break!
    • 12:30 Introduction to political communication - Part 112:30- 14:00
      How political campaigns can make a difference.
      Ομιλητές: Panos Tsirides
    • 14:00 Lunch break14:00- 15:30
      Let's have a bite!
    • 15:30 Introduction to political communication – Part II15:30- 17:00
      How social media changed political campaigning.
      Ομιλητές: Kyra Kapi
    • 17:00 Preparation of political campaigns in teams17:00- 20:00
      Let's get ready for our Campaign Presentations!
    • 20:00 Dinner20:00- 23:00
      Dinner necessary after this exhausting day.
    • 25/11/2018
    • 09:30 Current challenges and perspectives for Cyprus09:30- 10:30
      The Cyprus issue and Cyprus' foreign policy
      Ομιλητές: Ioannis Kasoulides
    • 10:30 Practical workshop on campaign planning10:30- 12:30
      Time to for our participants to present their campaigns!
      Ομιλητές: Kyra Kapi, Michalis Sophocleous, Panos Tsirides
    • 12:30 Feedback12:30- 13:00
      Feedback and reflections on the Political Academy
      Ομιλητές: Jeroen Kohls
    • 13:00 Lunch13:00- 14:30
      The farewell lunch!



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