The Single-Text document was jointly created and agreed by all participating organisations of the Forum over a period of 12 months. It is the core document that defines the structures and management of the Forum as well as its principles, values and objectives. For all participating organisations and all prospective organisations, the Single-Text is a binding consensus document that promotes the values and principles on which the dialogue rests. It represents more than simply the creation of the statute of the Forum. It adopts an approach to dialogue on the basis that outcomes are only viable and sustainable when dialogue involves mutual accommodation through a sincere process of adjustment, understanding and respect for different points of view.
The Cyprus Dialogue Forum is established on two main pillars: the Dialogue and the Support Structures. The Dialogue Structure composes of the Plenary, Segments and Task Groups. The Support Structure composes of the Implementing Committee and the Secretariat.
The Plenary is the ultimate body of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum and is composed of representatives of all Segments of the Forum. The Plenary's mandate is to review options generated by Task Groups, common understanding documents adopting a consensual decision making approach.
The Segments consist of Political Parties, Trade Unions, Business & Professional Associations and NGOs. They are the consensus-building and deadlock-breaking mechanisms of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum. They review and revise options generated by Task Groups, resolve deadlocks and build consensus on options generated.
The Task Groups are cross-segment groups that discuss agenda items with the purpose of generating options and common understandings.
The Implementing Committee's role is to implement and coordinate the work of the Forum. It comprises of two elected representatives from each Segment of the Forum and discusses issues of management and procedures of the Forum in general.
The Secretariat function of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum provides technical, process, shared knowledge and resource support to the Forum members and the Forum dialogues. The Secretariat support aims to provide the participants with the necessary tools to explore options and create common understandings.