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9th Stelios Bi-communal Awards in Cyprus!Cash prizes of €750,000 to be won this year!

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2017_cy_awards_logo9th consecutive year

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou announces the launch of  the 9th  Stelios Bi-communal Awards in Cyprus

Cash prizes of €750,000 to be won for lasting peace on the island!


Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easyGroup, announces the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2017, to be held  for the ninth consecutive year in Cyprus.

The launch of the awards follows the historic talks that have taken place in Switzerland last month between the two communities and the foreign ministers of the UK, Greece and Turkey in order to find a solution to the 43 year old problem that divides the island.

The objective of Sir Stelios’ philanthropy is to strengthen the socio-economic ties between the two communities on the island and to encourage cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots.

This year, Sir Stelios will be offering €750,000 (the highest ever annual sum and a 50% increase on the sum offered last year), rewarding 75 bi-communal teams with €10,000  each.
Since 2009  a grand total of €2.75 million has now been awarded with the aim of promoting a lasting peace on the island.

In 2016 the Awards attracted  the highest number of applications yet with more than 200 teams applying for one of 50 prizes.
In line with past practice introduced last year, applications are only accepted on Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s Facebook page.
'Stelios Cyprus Bi-Communal Awards 2017’ Facebook Group counts nearly 2000 members providing direct and easy communication between the two communities.

All forms of  cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots are eligible, including business, arts, sport, NGO work and “partners in life”.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in October 2017 in Nicosia.

Press Release in English
Press Release in Greek

Press Release in Turkish

Media Coverage in English

09/02/2017 www.palo.com.cy
09/02/2017 www.cyprus-mail.com
09/02/2017 www.cyprusdaily.net
09/02/2017 www.parikiaki.com
09/02/2017 www.newsincyprus.com
10/02/2017 www.greece.greekreporter.com


Media Coverage in Greek:


09/02/2017 politis.com.cy
09/02/2017 gnomionline.com.cy
09/02/2017 offsite.com.cy
09/02/2017 ikypros.com
09/02/2017 impossible.works
09/02/2017 www.inewscy.com
09/02/2017 www.liberal.gr
09/02/2017 www.palo.com.cy
09/02/2017 www.startupper.gr
09/02/2017 www.kerkida.net
09/02/2017 www.yournews.gr
09/02/2017 www.fmvoice.gr
10/02/2017 www.epixeiro.gr
10/02/2017 Deal News (p48)
10/02/2017 Alhtheia (p.17)
10/02/2017 Xaraygh (p.21)
10/02/2017 Cyprus Weekly (p.19)
10/02/2017 Cyprus Mail (p.4) 
10/02/2017 www.kerkida.net
10/02/2017 www.documentonews.gr
13/02/2017 www.sigmalive.com
19/04/2017 www.philenews.com

Media Coverage in Turkish:

10/02/2017 www.haberkibris.com
10/02/2017 www.havadiskibris.com
10/02/2017 www.kibrispostasi.com
 

 

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