Address by the president
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the renewed Union of Cyprus Municipalities’ website. The website aims to offer easy access to information on the Union and its members, as well as its different thematic activities and Cypriot Local Government in general.
Local Government is an inherent part of every democratic system and the responsibilities confided in us by the people seem extremely important. We live in an era that citizens demand from the State, the Institutions and the Public Administration to work more systematically and more effectively. We are being asked to mobilise all available means, technology included, in an optimum way in order to have tangible effects on their everyday life.
We are fully conscious of the impact of our work in citizens’ everyday life quality. We know very well that Local Authorities along with their functions affect everyone’s life. With this in mind, we make efforts, sometimes with very little funds, to provide the best and most functional services possible.
Local Government needs to stay tuned with its time. Hence, in the digitalisation era, we make efforts to modernise our platform and offer access to all important information regarding our Union.
Therefore, corresponding to contemporary needs, we made sure to put together a digital service that is functional, user-friendly and accessible at any time and from anywhere.
The Union of Cyprus Municipalities has a broad range of activities, something which reflects to the content of this website. Thus, you may easily access different practical information (legislation, documents, funding guide, communication information, etc.), as well as stay informed on policy issues, international and European Local Government bodies, events and other Municipal activities.
My wish is that the Union of Cyprus Municipalities’ website will become an information source, as well as a communication bridge for all citizens and other actors in Cyprus and abroad.
I wish you a pleasant browsing!
Mayor of Larnaca
President of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities