The idea of establishing this Centre came during the second friends meeting in Paris. In the begining of July 2013, Which was attended by a group of friends who have worked together in the cultural and political field in Iraq since the seventies of the last century.
In their conference, they discussed several topics, including political and intellectual frustrations by the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people and their causes. The participants felt that we need an institution of studies that focuses its attention on how to build a future for this people in the Middle East and in the Diaspora and keep it from fusion and loss. The participants agreed to form a committee to study thoroughly and present an integrated project, which eventually led to the establishment of this Centre.
At the conference they discussed several topics, including political and intellectual frustrations by the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people and their causes.
Participants felt the need for an institution that would focus on how to build a future for the people in the Middle East and in the diaspora and keep it from being lost. The participants agreed to set up a committee to study thoroughly and present a completeed project, which eventually led to the establishment of the Centre.
After the passing of Malfono Yonan Hozaya, the constituent assembly decided to name the Centre by his name. This decision did not come arbitrarily. As Yonan Hozaya, had served the culture and heritage of our nation. Started his long journey and his national and cultural activities in the Cultural Association of Syriac-Speakers until his departure. He dedicated all his time and efforts to serve the culture, language and heritage of our Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people.
Some of his literary and linguistic works are pioneering and require exceptional effort.
Since Yonan was one of the participants in the discussion of the idea and the drafting of the rules of procedure. The constituent assembly considered the Centre to be named in recognition of its great efforts in trying to build a brighter future for future generations.
Name: Yonan Hozaya Centre for Future Studies
Definition: The Centre is an independent think-tank, whose members are experienced and interested people living in different countries of the world. They are interested in the future of the Chaldean / Syriac / Assyrian people. And they are devoted to work at the Centre voluntarily. The Centre is concerned with political, intellectual, social and national studies that are based on objective and neutral scientific foundations.
Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia.
The Centre is an intellectual, scientific, democratic, independent, non-profit institution.