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About Us

The Social Policy and Action Organization, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization (reg. no. 4146) has been established in Cyprus in August 2014. The primary cause of the Organization is to work towards the enhancement of quality of life of citizens and human welfare, with special emphasis on groups with fewer opportunities, covering all social policy related areas in Cyprus.

The Organization through its work actively supports and promotes the core principles of quality of life, thus being Human Well Being, Education, Health, Employment, Family, and Social Protection/Socialization.

The activities of the Organisation are designed under two pillars:

A) Development of social policy recommendations related to different social issues of common concern.

B) Design and implementation of Actions, Projects and Programmes targeting specific social problems, aiming at combating or reducing negative societal challenges or consequences.

Target Groups

The actions and activities of the Social Policy and Action Organization target all people in general, without discrimination, but those directly benefiting the most are those threatened by social exclusion, depending on the nature, aims and objectives of each project. In particular:

  • Young People, including Children

  • Single-Parent Families

  • Disabled People

  • People suffering by chronic diseases

  • People facing any kind of discrimination

  • Elderly People

 

Other groups targeted by the Organization’s actions include the following:

  • Professionals working on any field related to the social policy in Cyprus

  • Academics, researchers and others involved in developing social policy recommendations

  • Government officials, policy makers, MPs and other involved in social policy making procedures

  • Journalists and media professionals interested in social policy issues.

  • Other NGOs and representatives

Activities

  • Design and implementation of academic research and surveys related to social policy related issues;

  • Registration and monitoring of social policy related legislations and directives adopted in Cyprus and European Union;

  • Conduct research studies to register methods, effective practices and actions implemented in other countries to combat various social problems;

  • Promotion of new policies, systems and practices proved to be contribute towards combating various social problems;

  • Design and implementation of projects contributing towards combating identified social problems, supporting vulnerable groups, promoting human rights, combating all kinds of discriminations in all levels of the society and promoting equal opportunities for all;

  • Provision of support, empowerment and enhancement of the quality of life of vulnerable groups through the implementation of innovative projects and actions;

  • Awareness raising, dissemination of information and organization of social campaigns regarding social policy issues;

  • Establishment of a network with organizations, government authorities and public companies on a national and international level, involved in social policy issues, aiming at exchange of knowledge, social policies and good practices;

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