There is a different type of Library amongst us; which is unlike any traditional Library we know. It is ever changing, ever evolving and the books are alive!
What we are referring to is The Human Library. A Library where Humans are the books; and these books tell their life story. Stories which are unconventional; perhaps eccentric; and unusual in the eyes and ears of the reader. Stories which have created stereotypes; and even prejudice due to society’s ignorance towards the subject matter of the books.
Through conversation and discussion, The Human Library aims to break the boundaries and stereotypes created around the story of each book and for the reader to gain a better insight into the narrative; and for them to re-evaluate their own perception of the story after “reading” the book.
The Human Library will be in Larnaca for a second consecutive year on Saturday 13th of May 2017; from 16:30 – 19:30 at the Larnaca Pier next to the Medieval Castle at the end of the Phinikoudes Avenue.
Organizers of this event are Europe Direct Information Center in Larnaca in collaboration with the alternative event planning team – Animi and Human Library Cyprus.
The list of “books” will be announced soon!
Entrance : Free

Romanian Info Days 2015 – Organized by EURES Cyprus and EURES Romania

16 October 2015, Europe Direct Information Centre Larnaka – 16.00-20.00
Vasileos Pavlou Square and Zenonos Kitieos1, Opposite Pierides Museum and CTO kiosk, Larnaca, tel. +357 24 620993, Email:

17 October 2015, EUROPE DIRECT Limassol – 16.00-20.00
“Andreas Themistokleous” Building, Kyrenia Room, Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK), Athinon Street. Limassol, tel +357 25 002044, Email:

For more information please contact EURES Cyprus at 22400820,

ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ ΙΟΥΝΙΟΥ 2015 – ZENOBIA WEEK-Conference “Artificial Reefs Management. Prospects and Benefits for Diving Tourism”

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Grant Schemes for Strengthening Youth and Women Entrepreneurship

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Υoung people from different countries of Europe, have visited Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaca and they had the chance to inform about the role of Europe Directs and how to get information about youth programs.

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On the 23rd of October 2014, was held an information seminar for the Competitive Funding Opportunities of the EU programs, focus on the Programme “Horizon 2020”. The seminar was held at the House of Literature and Arts in Larnaca. Click here to see the schedule for the information seminars courses




Like every year, Larnaka Municipality organized with a great success the European Mobility Week (16-22 September) with the slogan “Our streets, our choice.”

The events that took place during this week aimed to promote sustainable mobility and encouraging people to use their bicycle as a mean of locomotion.

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Larnaka Municipality in collaboration with the Cyprus Sports Organization and the Open School, organized from September 29 up to October 5, 2014, the European MOVE WEEK. European MOVE WEEK is an annual European campaign that promotes sports and physical activity in the European societies. During the week, many sports events organized for the public. Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaka supported the events, which was a big hit at any age!

‘Back to School with Hope’ from “Hope for Children” UNCRC Policy Center

“Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Centre (HFC) in partnership with the Andrey & Julia Dashin Foundation announces for the second year the launch of the campaign “Back to School with Hope” to offer free school supplies to low-income families in Cyprus, as part of HFC’s program “Eradicate Child Poverty in Cyprus”.

Education is the key to a bright future and investing in education is a top priority for us. Therefore, the target is simple… to help as many students as we can to start the new school year with the necessary school supplies. The public’s contribution and our team effort should be demonstrated so that we can properly equip children in need and to spread the message to the society that even a small contribution to our fellow citizens constitutes a significant assistance. The campaign will be ongoing from September 2014 to January 2015.

On September 19th, an event for collecting school items will take place at Kimonos Square in Larnaca, from 17:00 until 20:00 in order to receive as many school supplies as we can for the “Back to School with Hope” campaign. The public can attend the event to drop new school items or used items in good condition. The event is organized in collaboration with the Larnaca Municipality and the information centre Europe Direct Larnaca.

On September 28th, from 17:00 until 19:00 Revealed Square in Nicosia, another event for collecting school supplies will take place at Faneromeni Square in Nicosia. The public can attend the event to drop school items players of APOEL will be present to sign autographs. Both events in Larnaca and in Nicosia will be covered by a live link by Deejay Radio.

If any institution wishes to get involved in the campaign “Eradicate Child Poverty in Cyprus” and for more information and details about the collection points please contact “Hope For Children” at 96 317873 or at 22 103234.

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FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championship, Larnaka Cyprus

With a great success held the FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championship, which took place from 23 to 27 July at the Promenade of Phinikoudes, organized by Larnaka Municipality. The Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaca was one of the official supporters of the World Championship and support approximately 400 volunteers who took part in the event.

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“Let us create a better internet”

The event was held on July 25, 2014 on the Promenade Beach of Phinikoudes in Larnaka. The event was informative. Also, during the event we had Live Link and dancing. The Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaka supported the event.


In the context of the emergence of the marine life and the biodiversity, created by the wreck of the Zenobia in Larnaka sea area, and the emergence of the wreck as an important tourist destination, was held the week 23 to 30 June 2014, the ” Zenobia Week.” During the week, was held an outdoor painting exhibition at the Foinikoude’ promenade, painted from schools. The pictures were showing the marine life posed by wrecks. Also, was held an outdoor photographic exhibition with stunning images from the Zenobia wreck and fish hosted on this artificial reef. Finally, the Workshop on «Developing a Diving Destination of Excellence» emphasized the importance of proper management of the techniques reefs in order to protect the marine life that was created there.