SCORE Index Cyprus 2013 and 2014 findings 27 avril 2015Posted by Acturca in South East Europe / Europe du Sud-Est.
Tags: Centre of Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), Cyprus, Greek Cypriots, SCORE Index, Turkish Cypriots, UNDP Action for Cooperation and Trust, USAID
The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index
The Social Cohesion and Reconciliation (SCORE) Index, developed in partnership with UNDP Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT), the Centre of Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) and USAID is an innovative tool measuring peace in multi-ethnic post conflict societies. SCORE has been implemented until today in Cyprus two times (in 2013 and 2014), once in Bosnia-Herzegovina and once in Nepal and has undergone calibration for Israel-Palestine.
The main findings of SCORE indicated that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are growing further apart. The Turkish Cypriots show a significant decrease in Quality of Contact with Greek Cypriots and there is also a decreasing trend for Turkish Cypriots on Reconciliation and Propensity to vote ‘Yes’ in a Future Referendum. What is also significant is that both communities perceive that they are in fact culturally different.
A summary of the findings and policy recommendations can be found at the SCORE Index Executive Brief, which can be downloaded in English, Greek and Turkish.
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