University of Cyprus (UCY) is considered the leading university and the most active research institution in Cyprus. UCY implemented a large number of research projects funded by the European Commission, the national Research and Innovation Foundation and several public and private Research Organizations. In 2020, research funding from external sources reached €26 million.
UCY is currently participating in 348 projects. 153 are EU-funded projects under Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Justice, Life, Cost Action, and Interreg. UCY has secured nearly €10 million from ERASMUS+ and its predecessor programmes in the last 10 years. UCY is one of the ten young universities within “The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE)” which is funded by the European University Initiative of the ERASMUS+ programme.
The European Office of Cyprus (EOC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, with a representation office in Brussels and in Athens.
It was co-founded in 2007 by 18 organisations from a wide spectrum of sectors and interests, such as academic institutions, local authorities, banking and legal sector, as well as the cultural, tourism and youth.
Today, EOC counts 33 members (all the public and private universities of Cyprus, four public universities from Greece, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, a number of research institutes and VET centres, as well as the business and industry community in Cyprus).
EOC provides inclusive information on EU legislation, advisory services on EU policies and programmes (grants and contracts) on education and training, research and innovation, as well as trans-national partnership opportunities for education, research and innovation projects.
KMOP Education & Innovation Hub acts as a space that offers access to a wide range of educational programmes, resources and trainings, capitalizing on the knowledge that the organization has gained from its extensive work in the field. These educational programmes involve both the enhancement of traditional skills and the learning of new ones, so that no individual is left behind.
Our aim is to provide vocational training, continuous education and lifelong learning, as well as educational consultancy and support in social policy and social economy related subjects, including migration (education & inclusion), social responsibility, employability, human rights protection, ethics, sustainability, and bullying prevention and treatment.
Besides non-formal education, we also aim to provide formal education programs and courses. For this purpose, KMOP has established collaborations with academic institutions and universities, to offer accredited certificates, diplomas, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Furthermore, in partnership with COFACE Families Europe, KMOP has initiated the European Family Lab, which serves as an innovation incubator for ideas and cross-country knowledge transfer to help family professionals deliver the best possible supports for families and children.