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.


Green Week 2014


The European Commission Representation in Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology invite you to attend a Green Week event:

Environmental Tax Reform in Times of Economic Crisis: What Are the Prospects?

The event will be held on Friday, 6 June at the EU House, 30 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia, Cyprus as a Green Week 2014 satellite event.

Environmental fiscal reform can shift the focus of government taxes and levies from labour and income to environmentally harmful and resource-depleting activities. The importance of environmental taxation is even more pronounced in countries such as Cyprus, which faces a serious financial and fiscal crisis. This event will address the future prospects of green tax reform in times of economic crisis. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Greek.

Click here for full programme details

To register for this event, write to [email protected] by 5 June.

Or call:

Anastasia Diakou +357 99671066

Michalis Constantinou +357 99646922

MAY 2014

On 9th of May, in the context of the celebrations for Europe’s Day, an event was held in the House of the Literature and Arts in Larnaka, entitled “EU funding for young people and not only!”. During the event, the participants had the oppurtunity to get informed about the ERASMUS+ programm and the open calls and procedures that must be followed.

From 9 to 11 of May, in the context of the celebrations for Europe’s Day and the 10 years of Cypru’s membership in the EU, an exhibition was was held in the House of the Literature and Arts in Larnaka, entitled “Cohesion Policy: Kick-starting the Cypriot economy”. The exhibition outlinited the key achievements of EU Cohesion Policy in Cyprus in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework for 2007-2013 as well as explaining the main investment priorities for Cyprus and how much the EU will invest in Cyprus for the period 2014-2020.

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APRIL 2014

On April 2nd, was held at the House of Literature and Art, the event “Practical Tips for Working in the EU and European Projects Grant.” The event was held in collaboration with the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus, the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the NGO Support Centre. The event filmed under the program Reclaiming Europe’s, which is co-financed by the European Parliament and implemented by the RIK1 and the European Office of Cyprus. The speakers of the event were the Financial Analyst, Mr. Michalis Stylianou, who presented the “Careers in the EU”, The EU Careers Ambassador Athanasia Constantine, which showed us all the details about internships in EU and Ms Nadia Karagiannis, Board Member of the NGO Support Centre and Research Officer at the University of Cyprus. Ms Karagiannis talked about grant programs of the EU, especially for young people. The followed a discussion with the audience.

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On 22/01/2014, held at the House of Literary and Arts, the event “Larnaka and Blue Development”. Organizers of the event was the Municipality of Larnaka, Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaca, the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus and the European Parliament Office in Cyprus. During the event, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the possibilities and opportunities that may exist through the blue development and the implementation of the relevant EU strategy.

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On 23rd of December, the event “The Bright Side of Life» was organized for the children of the Social Grocery of the Municipality of Larnaka. The event was informative and entertaining. Children and parents took informative material from Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaka and at the same time, they celebrated the coming of Christmas in their own unique way.

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