Project Phoenix and FES Cyprus hosted two well-attended panel discussions on the issues of migration and inclusion in Cyprus and the EU, on Monday evening at The Base by CyprusInno, in Nicosia.
The first panel, moderated by Hubert Faustmann, explored the impact of migration flows within the Eastern Mediterranean as well as the role and failures of EU migration policy in a post-truth world.
Our speakers included Nicos Trimikliniotis Professor at the University of Nicosia, Emmanuel Achiri, Co-Founder of VOIS Cyprus and Hrishabh Sandilya, Co-Founder and Head of Project Phoenix in Cyprus.
The second panel moderate by Elizabeth Voulieris Kassinis, the Executive Manager of Caritas Cyprus-Κοινωνία, focused on female refugee and migrant-led businesses in Cyprus and their impact on local society.
The paned included (Desmilex) Emily Sylvia, Rachael Pettus and Green Goddess from Pafos and well-known Cameroonian Cypriot entrepreneur Maureen Chacholiades who shared their inspiring stories and experiences related to their business journeys.
The program ended with a reception and food from Maureen's restaurant, African House Restaurant.
The event took place with all the necessary security measures required against COVID-19.