The opening of the Cyprus checkpoints in 2003 resulted in a new experience of the
island: one in which movement between the two sides was possible and relatively
easy, even if the ceasefire line remained, and remains, intact.
This report examines the “post-Annan generation,” that is, the generation of youth who can barely recall the time of closed checkpoints but who also experienced the excitement and the disappointment of the 2004 referendum. The report analyses the main socio-demographic and political attitudinal characteristics of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot students, and proceeds to examine their opinions on various aspects of the Cyprus conflict.