After the successful completion of the Urban Health workshops, using the historic centre of Strovolos as a case study, the CliCCHE team of Τhe Cyprus Institute was invited to present their work in the town hall of the Municipality of Strovolos on the 13th of June.
CliCCHE stands for Climate Change, Cities, Communities and Equity in Health and is an Erasmus+ project funded by the European Commission.
During workshops with Strovolos Municipality, supporting partner of the project, lead researchers, Prof. Salvatore Carlucci and Dr Ioanna Kyprianou, outlined how the scope, multidisciplinary and non-formal educational approach adopted in CliCCHE, can support an effective urban regeneration oriented to enhance the health and wellbeing of citizens. Moreover, five PhD students of the Cyprus Institute showcased their works, which were the result of non-conventional teaching/learning methods pivoting on co-participation and their individual competencies.
The presentation was attended by a large group of technical and non-technical officers of the Municipality of Strovolos, as well as the Mayor, Mr. Andreas Papacharalambous. The staff and Mayor of the Municipality engaged with the CyI staff in a productive discussion on the needs to engage with citizens in a co-participatory approach and create a local alliance to jointly take action and tackle the threats caused by Climate Change.
The CliCCHE team wants to thank the Mayor, Mr. Papacharalambous and Municipal Officer, Ms. Maria Tsaggari, for the successful and fruitful event.