October 2018: RCS Cyprus co-organised with the High Commission of Cyprus in London and the School of Law of the University of Nicosia a panel discussion on ‘Multifaith and Multiculturalism in Education’. This well-attended event featured at the panel Prof. Achilles C. Emilianides, Dean of the School of Law of the University of Nicosia, Dr. Emilios A. Solomou, Director of the UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia and Mrs Andria Zafirakou, Global Teacher Prize Winner for 2018, while the High Commissioner of Cyprus in London, H.E. Ambassador Euripides L. Evriviades, addressed the opening session.
The panelists discussed vibrantly with a diverse audience including i.a. representatives of governments and intergovernmental organisations, religious leaders, academics and the civil society. The participants suggested a new framework of understanding multicultural education, which would ensure that human rights are upheld and the particular traditions of students respected, whilst the minimum requirements of the host state are met.
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