The European Commission announces the launch of the 6th Call For Proposal of the grant scheme “CYPRIOT CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION”

On 30 June, the European Commission launched a EUR 2,500,000 call for proposals aiming at supporting Civil Society Organisation (CSO) capacity building, sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; to reinforce CSO involvement and impact in policy-making and actions in the public interest; and to strengthen CSO cooperation with other stakeholders to jointly tackle societal needs.
The sixth “Cypriot Civil Society in action” call for proposals targets these objectives by:
– Strengthening the organisational capacities, outreach and impact of civil society in promoting and defending democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, cultural diversity and reconciliation;
– Reinforcing Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking across Cyprus and/or with CSOs from other EU Member States to jointly address societal needs.

The call represents a unique opportunity for Civil Society Organisations to reinforce their capacity, actions and cooperation and make a change for the benefit of all.
Projects to be supported will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 350,000 for a two to three year implementation period.
The full Guidelines for potential grant applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site under the reference EUROPEAID 155191:
In the first instance only concept notes would have to be submitted. Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
The deadline for submission of proposals (concept note) is 12 September 2017, 17:00 Cyprus local time.
A launch event for this call will be held on 13 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20.00 at the Büyük Han, in the northern part of Nicosia in the presence of European Commission officials. Interested local stakeholders are invited to attend.
A series of information sessions and trainings will take place in July throughout the northern part of the island.
More information on these sessions and trainings will be available on, and and will also be made public in local media.
This initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.
Cypriot press is invited to cover the meeting.

For further information, the European Commission contact person for this call is:
Charlotte Goyon (E-mail:

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Communication Officer for CECOP and CICOPA

New vacancy for a communication officer in the communication department of CECOP – CICOPA Europe and CICOPA
We would like to announce a new vacancy for a communication officer in the communication department of CECOP – CICOPA Europe and CICOPA.
Interested applicants must hold a University degree in communication, journalism or related field and should have at least 3 years of previous experience. Also applicants are required to have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Spanish and a good working knowledge of French. The applicant will be responsible for planning and implementing the overall communication strategy for CECOP (Europe) and CICOPA (world level). Find below a complete job description for your reference.
If you know anyone with similar qualifications, you are encouraged to inform them about this opportunity. Interest applicants must send their resume to before the 25th of July 2017.

WORK POSITION: The European Union Delegation to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is looking for an Administrative Assistant


The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) in Nicosia, is currently receiving applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.
The Administrative Assistant will work closely with the Administration and Finance Officer to provide support to the work of SeeD in the context of finance, accounting, administration, procurement and human resources. The responsibilities include the following:
Finance and Accounting:
• Support the Chief Financial Officer to prepare journal entries to record all income and expenditure in QuickBooks and file supporting documentation on a regular basis. • Assist other SeeD colleagues in preparing expense reports and other financial docs as needed. • Ensure that all expenses are coded to the correct budget line before they are sent to the Chief Financial Officer. • In coordination with the Chief Operating Officer, review status of relevant expenditures and compare with approved budget. • Support the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer to produce all required donor financial or narrative reports, by collecting relevant information from the research team. • Contribute to the preparation of project related documents, such as cash transfer requests, milestone payment requests, etc. • Manage a petty cash fund as needed for the office. Project Administration, Procurement and Human Resources:
• Collect quotations and bids for approved purchase requests and ensure all required documentation is in place, with the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer. • Handle payments through deposits at bank accounts in Cyprus and through transfers to bank accounts outside of Cyprus • With support from the Chief Operating Officer, and the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer manage personnel and human resources related tasks • Assist the Chief Operational Officer in facilitating the smooth flowing of routine, administrative work with due care for all applicable rules and regulations. • Ensure proper filing of all financial, administrative, procurement and human resources documents.
• Coordinate the provision of logistical support to the research team, including work group meetings, public facilitations, travel abroad, etc. • Assist the research team by ensuring needed supplies are purchased for conferences, events, etc • Other administrative duties as assigned. The contract for this position will be for consultancy services. The duration of the contract will be from 15th June 2017 to 31st October 2017, subject to renewal. The time-effort of the position will be full-time, with fees of 1,000 EUR per month. The duty station of the Administrative Assistant will be Nicosia, Cyprus.
Essential Qualifications
• Degree in Business, Accounting, Secretariat Studies, Social Sciences, Humanities, or other relevant field. • Minimum 2 years experience with office and finance administration • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and in either Turkish or Greek. • Good knowledge of common software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat etc.). • Strong commitment to peace, sustainable development and the principles of SeeD. • Strong communication, organization and prioritization skills. • Strong sense of attention to detail, responsibility and thoroughness. The following additional qualifications can be considered an advantage
• Trilingual language skills: Greek, Turkish and English. • Experience working with Inter-communal NGOs in Cyprus. • Knowledge of accounting software (QuickBooks preferably). To apply please submit the following to the email address: by Tuesday 06th June 2017, 12 noon at the latest:
1. A cover letter explaining how the qualifications are covered
2. A CV
3. Contact details for two referees.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. All interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on Monday 12th June 2017, in Nicosia.

Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.

An expert is needed in each of the 28 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 12 May 2017 to:

You can find all related information and documentation at :


Unity Fest is pleased to announce an open call for applications for young performers to take the stage on Tuesday, 27th of June 2017 and have the chance to win:
• A €200 voucher for music purchases
• 30% discount on music purchases up to €500.
• Two hours of free band practice for Unity Fest in a studio in Nicosia.
• Promotional support from Unity Fest and a place on our poster!
• Find and fill the application form at
• Send a video demo consisting of three songs (15 minutes maximum) to
Deadline: Tuesday, 18th of May 23:59 GMT +2.
For enquiries: +357 99 386454 or +905338308868


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

Call for national experts in lifelong guidance and careers education

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.
An expert is needed in each of the 27 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 28 April 2017 cob to the following e-mail:

Calls for proposals under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).

Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals in the areas of
-Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS)
-eIdentification and eSignature
-Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
-European e-Justice Portal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017. This call is the first one under the 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme. In 2017, CEF Telecom will provide up to a total of €77 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures.

Fully-funded PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law Read more:

Deadline: 31 March 2017
Open to: anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology
Scholarship: £14,539 per annum
Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally.  The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’, and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL’s mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.
Quality of application – the Centre is looking for world-class applicants, so please make sure you submit the very best application you are capable of;
Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates – please browse this website for detailed information about our interests, which include radical protest, political community, religion and the secular, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights and pluralism;
Closeness of fit to one or more of CISRUL’s core members’ expertise – see CISRUL Faculty Members under Home tab.

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two PhD studentships to start in September 2017. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,539 per annum.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application:
For more information please visit the official web page:

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