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Department of European Affairs and Programmes

Bringing Europe closer to the business community of Cyprus is the core mission of the Department of European Affairs and Programmes. This is achieved through its participation in European Commission funded projects and initiatives, but also through its membership in the Enterprise Europe Network allowing the CCCI to provide enterprises all over Cyprus with free advice and immediate access to EU policies, legislation, EU funding, opportunities for business, technological and research cooperation, participation in EU public consultation and other information  of interest to European businesses. Additionally, the Mediation Service of the CCCI operates under this Department, offering inter-alia training seminars in this field.

The CCCI has a long-standing experience in participating in EC funded projects, both as a coordinator as well as a partner. It is the Chamber’s belief that such projects are an invaluable tool for acquiring experience and gaining access to sources of knowledge relevant to the interests of its member enterprises with the final aim of transferring it to them, be that of educational nature, training, research, or hands-on experience, in fields ranging from digitalization, social economy, green skills, circular economy, diversity management, innovative funding mechanisms, cross-border business cooperation and so on. If you are looking for a reliable partner for your project covering the entire territory of the Republic of Cyprus, look no further.

For the list of funded projects which the CCCI currently implements please click here.

EU Support Tools for SMEs

Several EU support tools are accessible to assist Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in locating funding, obtaining information and guidance, accessing training and partnerships, or seeking help and advice. The effective functioning of these tools relies on the involvement of member organizations known for their excellence in providing business support.

Two of these tools are provided by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which actively participates in both European tool programs. It serves as a coordinator for EEN Cyprus and a partner in EDIH.

  1. Enterprise Europe Network (EEN Network): helping SMEs innovate and grow internationally by providing advisory services and bringing innovative ideas to commercial successes, as well as connecting SMEs with international business partners.
  2. European Digital Innovation Hubs Network (EDIH network): helping local companies and public organisations improve their business using digital technologies, though personalised such as testing before investing, training and skills development, support to find investments, networking and access to innovation ecosystems.

 CCCI Mediation Service – a fast and inexpensive dispute resolution method

Are you interested in resolving a dispute out of court? Is your dispute suitable to be resolved using Mediation? The CCCI provides its Mediation service to all interested parties, member and non-member enterprises of CCCI. We work with trained and qualified Mediators registered with the National Register of Mediators held at the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Justice & Public Order under the Law No. 159(I) of 2012. Learn more here.

 Staff members of the Department:

Demetra Palaonda, Senior Officer
Stalo Demosthenous, Senior Officer
Maria Klokkari, Officer
Anna Foka, Officer
Soti Christou, Officer
Maria Constantinou, Administrative Personnel
Georgia Venizelou, Administrative Personnel

Contact details of the Department:

Tel.: +357 22889840
Telefax: +357 22668630