Chairperson: Panicos Parpas
Theodoros Lafazanis, Member
Akis Schizas, Member
Chairperson: Iosif (Akis) Violaris
Members: Maria Kourouyianni, Elena Christoforidou, Emily Geroudi, Yiannis Shiekkersavvas, Petros Hadjichristodoulou, Panos Iliopoulos.
The Enlightenment Committee is responsible for informing and enlightening both in Cyprus and abroad regarding issues related to the Cyprus Problem, the Turkish invasion and the fact that our country and more specifically our home town has been occupied by the Turks since July 1974. In addition, the committee is responsible for promoting the Kyrenia Municipality’s position regarding a possible future solution of the Cyprus Problem which includes freeing the occupied areas, removing all Turkish troops and illegal settlers and allowing all refugees and especially the citizens of Kyrenia to return to their homes and property safe and free.
Within the line of its acts, the Committee holds events both in Cyprus and abroad, as well as expeditions to the European Union and the United Nations Security Council, where all major decisions and resolutions are made.
Chairperson: Maria Kourouyianni
Akis Violaris, Member
Akis Schizas, Member
Magazine Issuing Committee
Chairperson: Apollonas Koumides
Members: Mayor, Maria Kourouyianni, Akis Schizas, Giorgos Theofilou, Anna Neophytou, Takis Neophytou, Avgi Sofocleous Parpa, Eleni Kalava, Petros Hadjichistodoulou
The Kyrenia Municipality’s Magazine is a publication of the people of Kyrenia informing about the events held by refugees in the current year, as well as a publication which includes narrations about Kyrenia and its people, its Culture and Traditions. This year, the magazine will be published only once, before the end of 2017. What is noteworthy is that this publication serves not only as a means of informing people, but also as a way to strengthen the bonds between the people of Kyrenia, to retain and cultivate Remembrance for our occupied areas and to strengthen people’s will to Fight for their Return!
Therefore, the publication includes pages informing about the events held by the Municipality and the activities of our Youth, in addition to References to the Heroes and Martyrs of 1974, narrations by the people of Kyrenia and other interesting cooperations.
It goes without saying that the Committee can expand with new members accordingly!
Citizens’ Register Update Committee
Chairperson: Savvas (Akis) Schizas
The Kyrenia Municipality considers it necessary to be kept up to date and know about all, without exceptions, people of Kyrenia who were Citizens of Kyrenia before July 20th 1974, as well as everybody who was born and raised in Kyrenia but lived elsewhere during that particular period of time. For this reason, the Municipality is planning on conducting a census to record the Citizens of Kyrenia and this is expected to begin within 2017.
The census with be conducted by filling in the relevant questionnaires which have been prepared by the Kyrenia Municipality. The questionnaires will be filled in by the Citizens themselves, who will be contacted by the interviewers either face to face, by phone or by post.
Website and Social Media Committee
Chairperson: Theodoros Lafazanis
Pancyprian Student Contest Committee
Chairperson: Emily Geroudi
Lyceums: Anna Neophytou, Ourania Sfoggara, Iliopoulos Paschalis, Maria Economidou, Dr. Constantinos Kounnamas,Valentina Demetriadou, Takis Neophytou, Costas Limpouris
Gymnasiums: Clea Stroggylou, Giorgos Spyrou, Stella Sekkidou Papademetriou
Primary Schools: Nitsa Solomonidou Anastasiou, Dora Katselli, Lenia Diamantidou, Rena Kofou, Marilyn Zannetou.
For 20 years, our Committee’s objective through the Pancyprian Student Contest has been to promote constant cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as with all State and Private Schools throughout Cyprus so that the ongoing problem of the Turkish invasion and occupation, in addition to that of the missing persons, will become known and not be forgotten.
Furthermore, another objective is to teach children the importance of fighting for their human rights and the right to return and resettle in our city, Kyrenia, as well as to help children develop love for the Country and their hometown, Kyrenia.