Following a proposal submitted by the Union of Cyprus Municipalities within the European Programme “Europe for Citizens”, the European Commission decided to finance the cooperation between the Union of Cyprus Municipalities (UCM) and the Local Union of Municipalities and Communities of the Prefecture of Chios (TEDK Chios) from Greece, in order to develop twinning links […]
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Citizens of the countries in southern Europe do not benefit from the advantages of the “Europe for citizens” Programme as much as citizens of the northern countries do. Greece and Cyprus already have a lot in common: language, history and culture. The SUSTAIN project will use all these common elements, not only in order to […]
A meeting was held in Brussels on the 8th of March, between the Permanent Representatives of the 27 EU Member States and the Heads of the National Delegations to the Committee of the Regions (CoR), at the invitation of Mrs. Mercedes Bresso, President of the CoR. On behalf of Cyprus, the meeting was attended by […]
The Sustain project counts already 3 months of life. The idea for the project was based on a series of observations: Both the Union of Cyprus Municipalities and the Local Union of Municipalities and Communities of prefecture Chios (TEDK Chios) represent geographical areas with similar characteristics: islands in external EU borders, with a small population, […]
A press conference was recently held in the premises of the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus, in connection with the launch of the project “Education for Development of the Administrative and Leadership Skills of Local Authorities”. The conference was organized by the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration (CAPA) of the Ministry of Finance. The project […]
Within the framework of the SUSTAIN project, an expert from TEDK Chios, Greece, Mr. V. Kampouras, visited Cyprus from 9 to 19 of May. The expert visited several Municipalities and met representatives of the majority of Cypriot Municipalities, in order to capture the current situation in each one of them, concerning their participation in European […]
All levels of government working together to promote the concept of European citizenship and dialogue between civil society and the EU 08.06.2011 – The Committee of the Regions’ CIVEX commission (Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs) held its ninth meeting and a seminar on “The role of local and regional authorities in fostering European […]
The Union of Cyprus Municipalities and the Committee of the Regions co-organised on June 7 in Nicosia, a seminar on “The role of local and regional authorities in fostering European citizenship”. The seminar was attended by representatives of local and regional authorities from the 27 EU Member States. In his opening speech, Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis, […]
On June 7th, the Union of Cyprus Municipalities organised in the framework of the SUSTAIN project, a training session in Nicosia. The event, which has been organised in cooperation with the Local Union of Municipalities and Communities of Prefecture Chios (TEDK CHIOS), aimed to inform the Municipalities-members of the two associations, on European Programmes, and […]
The Executive Committee of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities proceeded to the filling of the post of the Vice President, which remained vacant after the proclamation of Mr. Christos Messis as MP in the recent parliamentary elections in Cyprus. According to the statutes of the Union of Cyprus Municipalities, Mr. Savvas Vergas, Mayor of Paphos, […]