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Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs

CCEIA
Director: Prof. Andreas Theophanous

EPIN Liaison officer:
Kyriakos Georgiou

 

 

 

 

 

Kyriakos Georgiou
Senior Administrative Officer
Tel: +357.22.84.16.00
E-mail: georgiou.k(at)unic.ac.cy

 

The Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs is an independent non-profit-making research center and think-tank, associated with the University of Nicosia.  Since its establishment in 1993 the Center (formerly known as Research Center-Intercollege), has sought to advance research, contribute to the study and analysis of important economic, political, social and strategic issues of concern to Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the European Union at large.

The main thrust of its activities revolves around the engagement in national and international research projects, the organization of international symposia, conferences, round-table discussions, seminars, as well as the publication of books, policy-papers, studies, conference papers and research reports. The Center aims to enhance strategic thinking in Cyprus, encourage debate and analysis of current affairs and other issues, promote a constructive dialogue and create lasting partnerships.  

In addition to its close collaboration with the University of Nicosia for the coordination of the BA program in European Studies and International Relations and the MA program in International Relations, the Center cooperates with overseas academic and research institutions such as the L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies of Kent State University, the  Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), the Southeast Europe Association (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft - SOG) in Munich, the Center for European Policy Studies - CEPS in Brussels, the European Policy Institutes Network – EPIN in Brussels and the Institute for European Studies of the University of Jerusalem.  

With the support of a wide network of top academics and experts in Cyprus and overseas and the participation in EU and other research programs and projects, the Center seeks to advance quality scientific research, provide comprehensive and incisive analyses of current and other critical issues and affairs and pursue a fruitful academic and public debate.

 The Unit of Environmental Studies (CCEIA – UES) is a semiautonomous  unit  of the  Cyprus Center for European and International Affair  The Unit has established a strong record of research and advocacy in Cyprus with strong links and cooperation with reputable European institutions for devising and implementing of various environmental projects. Such projects often run under the local Research Promotion Foundation, European Union programmes such as  MED , Leonardo, INTERREG, MEDURBS, Youth for Europe, EUMEDIS, FP5, FP6, FP7 etc. It participates in various programmes funded by international organizations such as UNDP/UNOPS, WWF, etc.   

Major Conferences

“Cyprus and The EU: Appraisal and Challenges”. Conference organized by the Center for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, at the University of Nicosia. 28 January 2013,

 “EU-Russia Relations: The Rhetoric and the Record”. Conference organized by the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia in cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Russian Cultural Center in Cyprus, University of Nicosia, Nicosia November 20, 2012

“New Threats and Challenges for Regional Security in the Eastern Mediterranean”.  Conference organized by the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia in cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus and the Representation of Rossotrudnichestvo, University of Nicosia, Nicosia. April 20, 2012         

 “The Crisis of the Eurozone and Broader Repercussions: Challenges and Opportunities”.  Conference organized by the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia in cooperation with Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Cyprus, University of Nicosia, Nicosia March 20, 2012.

“The Arab Spring: Political and Strategic Aspects”. Symposium organized by the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia, University of Nicosia, Nicosia. March 13, 2012  

“Turkey on the European Doorstep” organized by the EPP Member of the European Parliament Dr Eleni Theocharous in cooperation with Bilgi University/Turkey, Panteion University of Athens /Greece, Cyprus University, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)/Brasil and the University of Nicosia, at the European Parliament, Brussels, June 22-23, 2011.

“The Contribution of 16 European Think Tanks to the Polish, Danish and Cypriot Trio Presidency of the European Union” organized by Notre Europe, Demos Europa, Danish Institute and International Affairs and the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, Brussels, June 15, 2011.

“Security and Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean and Broader Implications” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Defense Analyses Institute (affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense of Greece), at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, December 15, 2010.

“The Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation: Past, Present and Future Challenges” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the  Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus and the Russian Cultural Center, at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, November 2, 2010.

“Contemporary Challenges for the European Union” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) within the framework of European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN), at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, October 15, 2010.

“The Republic of Cyprus at Crossroads: Past, Present and Future” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, February 18-19, 2010.

“Current Trends in International Relation” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, October 12, 2009.

“CyprusSouth Eastern Europe : Challenges and Strategies 2009-2019” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs in collaboration with Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus, at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, April 27, 2009.

“Neutrality and European Security Governance During and After the Cold” organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs with the support of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus, the University of Akron and Kent State’s Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, at the University of Nicosia, Nicosia, April 6-7, 2009.

 

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