STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND

Summary

Following negotiations at EU level, an amount of €784mln has been allocated to Cyprus from the Structural Funds, the Cohesion Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative. The Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes 2014-2020 are multiannual Programming Documents setting out specific priorities and indicative interventions to be co-financed by the EU Structural and Cohesion Funds in the 2014-2020 period, contributing to the strategic objective set in the Partnership Agreement for restructuring the Cyprus economy, preserving and creating new jobs and securing social cohesion.

More information regarding the Partnership Agreement and the Operational Programmes for the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 is provided below.


Programme Description

1. PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

A total amount of €956mln has been allocated to Cyprus for the Programming Period 2014-2020 from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), as follows:

 

Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund and Youth Employment Initiative: € 784mln.

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: € 132,2 mln.

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund: € 39,7 mln.

 

For the effective utilisation of the above-mentioned resources, the Republic of Cyprus prepared strategic programming documents and submitted them to the European Commission for approval. The Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development (DG EPCD), within its competence as the National Programming Authority, has assumed the overall responsibility for the coordination and preparation of these documents.

 

The content of all programming documents was formulated through a constant process of cooperation and consultation between the DG EPCD and the competent Ministries, Local Authorities, social and economic partners and bodies of the wider public and private sector, as well as with the European Commission.

 

The first step in the above process concerned the preparation and submission to European Commission of a comprehensive strategic document for the utilisation of the ESI Funds, called the Partnership Agreement (PA).

 

The PA aims at securing the synergy and coordination between the Funds supporting the Cohesion Policy (Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund), the Common Agricultural Policy (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and the Common Fisheries Policy (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund) of the EU, so as to achieve effective results that will contribute to the goals of the EU 2020 strategy and, consequently, to growth and job creation in Cyprus. The Cyprus PA sets out its funding priorities under the ESIF for the 2014-2020 period, as derived from the analysis of the country’s development needs and perspectives, as well as the thematic objectives that Cyprus selected to invest into during the 2014-2020 period.

 

The strategic objective of the PA is the restructuring of the economy, the preservation and creation of new jobs and safeguarding of social cohesion. This objective will be attained through the following three key priorities:

  • Supporting the restructuring and strengthening the competitiveness of Cyprus economy,
  • Upgrading human resources, promoting employment and social cohesion, and
  • Protecting the environmentand promoting the efficient use of resources.

 

At the same time, the promotion of sustainable local development constitutes a horizontal priority.

 

The Partnership Agreement was approved by a European Commission’s Implementing Decision on 20th June 2014, followed by an amending decision on 30th September 2014.

The next step was the preparation of the Operational Programmes, which will specify in more detail the PAthrough specific priorities and indicative interventions. These programmes are:

 

(a) The Operational Programme for "Competitiveness and Sustainable Development",

(b) The Operational Programme for "Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion"

(c) The Rural Development Programme, and

(c) The Operational Programme for "Thalassa".

  

2. OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR COHESION POLICY 2014-2020

For the period 2014-2020, an amount of €784mln has been allocated to Cyprus for the implementation of the Cohesion Policy. This amount includes, among others, €48,4 mln dedicated to the Connecting Europe Facility and €32,7 mln to European Territorial Cooperation Programmes, for which separate Programmes are being prepared.

 

There are two Operational Programmes (OPs) for Cohesion Policy, namely the OP for “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development”, which will be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF), and the OP for “Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion”, which will be co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Youth Employment Initiative.

 

The OPs for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 constitute the programming documents that include specific priorities and indicative categories of interventions, which will be co-financed by the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund for the period 2014-2020, contributing towards the strategic objective of the Partnership Agreement for the restructuring of the economy, the preservation and creation of new jobs and the safeguarding of social cohesion.

 

In the framework of the OP for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development, with an EU contribution of €561,8 mln, interventions planned will contribute to the enhancement of economy’s competitiveness through investment in the sectors of Research and Innovation and Information and Communication Technologies and SMEs support. Interventions are also planned in the sectors of Environment, Energy and Transport, as well as for promoting integrated sustainable urban development in deprived areas.

 

In the framework of the OP for Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion, with an EU contribution of €140,5 mln, interventions planned will contribute to the promotion of employment, the preservation of social cohesion, the improvement of vocational education and training, the promotion and certification of lifelong learning and the enhancement of the administrative capacity of public authorities and stakeholders.

 

The interventions of both OPs will include investments of the broader public sector, as well as grant schemes/incentives addressed to the private sector.

 

The co-financing rate for EU Funds is 85% of the total eligible public expenditure, while for the Youth Employment Initiative the co-financing rate is 100%.

 

The OPs for Cohesion Policy were officially submitted to the European Commission on the 1 August 2014. The OP Competitiveness and Sustainable Development was adopted by the European Commission on 16 December 2014, while the OP Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion has been adopted on the 25th of February of 2015.

 

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE 

The Republic of Cyprus is an eligible region for support in the framework of the Youth Employment Initiative of the EU. The eligibility criterion for the Initiative was the youth unemployment rate to be higher than 25% during the year of reference 2012. In this respect, an amount of €11,572,101 (in current prices) was allocated to Cyprus, in addition to the resources allocated for the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. The said amount is frontloaded for the years 2014 and 2015 and is subject to the rule “N+3”, which means that their implementation can be made within three years from the commitment years, i.e. until 2017 and 2018 respectively.

The Youth Employment Initiative constitute part of the programming for the utilization of the European Social Fund resources matched by at least the same amount from the ESF funds for this initiative. Within the framework of the Operational Programme “Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion” 2014-2020, a dedicated Priority Axis has been developed especially for the Youth Employment Initiative.

For the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative, a National Action Plan has been prepared including the revised Action Plan for the implementation of the Recommendation of the “Youth Guarantee”, according to which for each young person aged 15-24, a quality offer for employment, education or training should be provided within a period of 4 months after the day it becomes unemployed or completes/ interrupts its education.

Total Budget

€784 millions

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

85% of the total eligible public expenditure through the EU Funds and 100% for the Youth Employment Initiative.

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Trade Unions

National Contact Point(s)

Managing Authority for the Operational Programmes for Cohesion Policy:

Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development (DG EPCD)

1409 Nicosia

General Enquiries Tel. Number: +357 22 602820

 

Contact Points:

(1) Mr. CharisSoteriou

email: [email protected]

Tel.: +357 22 602875

[OP Competitiveness and Sustainable Development]

 

(2) Mr. Socrates Melis

email: [email protected]

Tel.: +357 22 602876

[OP Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion]

 

Website of Structural Funds in Cyprus

http://www.structuralfunds.org.cy/

Website

http://www.structuralfunds.org.cy/



Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls   (64 results)


RESTART 2016-2020 PROGRAMMES / Call for Proposals for the “HORIZON 2020 - 2nd OPPORTUNITY” PROGRAMME

OPEN

Programme ID: 4065 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 16/09/2016 Call Closing Date: 01/07/2019

The Programme’s objective is to provide a second chance to entities and natural persons (researchers) who attempted to receive a grant under Horizon 2020 Programme, and whose proposals despite of being of high quality did not manage to secure funding due to budget exhaustion.

Advice for Small Businesses Facility (EBRD)

OPEN

Programme ID: 5172 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 01/08/2017 Call Closing Date: 30/06/2020

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MECIT), in the effort to promote new measures to strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to manage the implementation of the program ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «Industrial Property» Programme

OPEN

Programme ID: 4213 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 05/07/2017 Call Closing Date: 30/09/2020

The “Industrial Property” Programme aims to increase the number of patents and industrial designs rights, granted to Cypriot entities, in order to maximize the benefits that derive from the exploitation of research, development and innovation results.

«System of Vocational Qualifications (SVQ)»/ European Social Fund

OPEN

Programme ID: 3024 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 07/04/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/12/2020

The aim of the project is to provide opportunities for the assessment and certification of the knowledge, skills and competences of a person to perform competently in a working environment under normal working and/or simulated conditions at a predetermined level of occupations.

Scheme for Promoting Saving and Upgrading of Households (2nd Call)

OPEN

Programme ID: 5223 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 19/03/2018

The Scheme aims to deep energy renovation of existing households, belonging to individuals who are permanent residents of the Republic of Cyprus.   Applications may be submitted as of the 16th April 2018, when the application forms will be posted on the Ministry's website. It ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to Hire People with Disabilities

OPEN

Programme ID: 4125 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 06/07/2017

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire people with disabilities and to moderate  their reluctance to hire people with disabilities either due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . The Scheme covers ONLY unemployed people ...

Incentive Scheme to Recruit Minimum Guaranteed Income (GMI) Beneficiaries Combined with the completion of a three-month training course

OPEN

Programme ID: 4126 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 03/07/2017

The Scheme aims to integrate the (GMI) Beneficiaries (registered with the Public Employment Service (PES), who have attended and completed a training program (HRDA) for three (3) months for the same employer) in the labor market through incentives.   Τhe grant can reach 60% of the ...

Improvement of the productivity of Small and Medium-sized enterprises employing 5-249 persons (2007-2013), Limassol and Paphos Districts

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2896 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 11/02/2014 Call Closing Date: 28/02/2014

The aim of the project is the improvement of the productivity of Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employing 5-249 persons, through the use of consultancy services and management training provided to them by competent consultants and trainers.

Program for Vocational Education and Training for new recruits who were previously unemployed in the Hotel Industry

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2895 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 20/02/2014 Call Closing Date: 14/03/2014

The purpose of the program is to provide vocational education and on-the-job training to newly recruited staff memberswho were previously unemployed and had no previous experience in the Hotel Industry with a view to their employment in hotels.

1st call during 2014 : Job Placement of Unemployed Young Graduates of Gymnasia, Lycea, Technical Schools and Afterlyceum Education up to Two Years Duration for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/ Organisations

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2892 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 20/02/2014 Call Closing Date: 28/03/2014

Call for unemployed young people and enterprises/ organisations that satisfy certain eligibility criteria for submitting applications for joining the Scheme

Scheme Providing Incentives for Employment in Retail Trade Companies that Employ 1-4 people (1st Call for Applications)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2894 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 20/02/2014 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2014

The Scheme providing incentives of employment for an employee working full / or part time in a Retail Business ( with Employer Registration Number in NACE 4511, 4519, 4532, 4540, and 4711 to 4799 )and employ from 1 to 4 people in December 2013 . Financial grant is provided to employers, at 70% of ...

"Scheme Providing Incentives for Practical Training on the job combined with Subsidizing Employment in Retail Trade Companies that employ 1-49 people (1st Call for Applications)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2893 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 20/02/2014 Call Closing Date: 30/04/2014

The scheme aims to provide grants to the retail business (with Employer Registration Number in NACE 4511, 4519, 4532, 4540, and 4711 to 4799) and employing 1 to 49 employees in December 2013 , for facilitating the recruitment of persons belonging to the target group , as defined in the scheme . The ...

"Incentive Scheme for the Employment of the Unemployed" - 1st Call for Applications

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2889 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 02/06/2014 Call Closing Date: 30/06/2014

The scheme aims to provide sponsorship to employers who  hire unemployed people ( registered in the Public Service Employment - PES ) that belong to the target group as defined in the Plan, as follows : a) 50% of the wage cost of the employee with a maximum amount of € 5.000 in case of ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNDER THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION 2009-2010, ACTION: “Cyprus – France”

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2888 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 23/05/2014 Call Closing Date: 21/07/2014

The main objective of this Action is to develop the cooperation and networking of Cypriot research institutions and enterprises with organizations from France, through the exchange of visits, in the framework of implementing joint research projects in selected thematic areas which reflect the ...

Improvement of the Employability of the Unemployed (2007-2013), District: Nicosia

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2897 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 02/07/2014 Call Closing Date: 22/07/2014

The aim of the project is to provide economically with opportunities for participation in work experience – training programmes in order to assist them to enter/ re-enter employment.

Improvement of the Employability of economically inactive women (2007-2013), District: Nicosia

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2898 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 02/07/2014 Call Closing Date: 22/07/2014

The aim of the project is to provide economically inactive women with opportunities for participation in work experience – training programmes in order to assist them to enter/ re-enter employment.

Certification of enterprises implementing good practices for promoting gender equality in the workplace (2007-2013)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2891 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 16/04/2014 Call Closing Date: 24/10/2014

The aim of the call is the certification of enterprises/organisations for implementing good practices which promote gender equality in the workplace.

SCHEME FOR STRENGTHENING BUSINESS INNOVATION Development of Innovative Products , Services and Processes ( first call )

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2950 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 30/12/2014 Call Closing Date: 16/03/2015

The Business Innovation Grants scheme aims to support and strengthen existing, startup and other companies investing in research and innovation to develop competitive innovative products and services which they plan to market and / or innovative processes and procedures in the production of their ...

Subsidy Scheme to promote the employment and in-company Training of New Modern Apprenticeship (NMA) students 3rd Call for applications submission 02/1.1/3/12.2014/NMA (2007-2013)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2989 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 19/12/2014 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2015

The Scheme aims to expand and improve the apprenticeship program by facilitating the recruitment of apprentices of NMA from employers who have jobs in the profession/specialty of apprentices and providing them in-company training in accordance with the program agreed between the employer, the ...

Scheme for the Enhancement of Women Entrepreneurship 2015-1st Call

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2979 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 16/02/2015 Call Closing Date: 11/05/2015

The aim of the Scheme is to develop, support and encourage entrepreneurship by women that fall in the age range of 18 – 55, who wish to establish an enterprise in the manufacturing, service or tourism sector and e-commerce.

Scheme for the Enhancement of Youth Entrepreneurship 2015-1st Call

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2980 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 12/02/2015 Call Closing Date: 11/05/2015

The aim of the Scheme is to develop, support and encourage entrepreneurship by young people that fall in the age range of 20 – 40, who wish to establish an enterprise in the manufacturing, service or tourism sector and e-commerce.

Scheme Providing Incentives for Employment Unemployed – Beneficiaries - Business in Retail Trade Companies that Employ 1-4 people (2st Call for Applications)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3025 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 15/05/2015 Call Closing Date: 19/06/2015

The Scheme providing incentives of employment for an employee working full  / or part time in a Retail Business ( with Employer Registration Number in NACE 4511, 4519, 4532, 4540, and 4711 to 4799 )and employ from 1 to 4 people in Μarch  2015. Financial grant is provided to employers, ...

Scheme for the Enhancement of SMEs competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector and other specific Economic Activities

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2994 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 26/03/2015 Call Closing Date: 22/06/2015

The Scheme’s main objective is to support, develop and promote the SMEs in the manufacturing sector and other specific economic activities that are established or to be established in areas controlled by the Cyprus Government.   The main objectives are: • Expansion of existing ...

Job Placement of Unemployed Young University Graduates for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/ Organisations -2015

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3022 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 15/05/2015 Call Closing Date: 31/07/2015

The Scheme gives the opportunity to unemployed young university graduates, under 35 years of age, to gain work experience with the aim to improve their employability and enabling in parallel enterprises/ organisations to use qualified personnel.   The Scheme is aiming for the ...

Job Placement of Unemployed Young Graduates of Gymnasia, Lycea, Technical Schools and Afterlyceum Education up to Two Years Duration for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/ Organisations - 2015

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3021 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 15/05/2015 Call Closing Date: 31/08/2015

The Scheme is aiming to give the opportunity to unemployed young graduates of Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Aprenticeship Scheme and Post-Secondary Education of up to 2 years duration, under 25 years of age, the opportunity to gain work experience and as a consequence improve their ...

EU JEREMIE Initiative (Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises): JEREMIE Co-financing product

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2890 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 03/01/2014 Call Closing Date: 15/09/2015

This is a funded risk sharing product which is implemented in the framework of the EU JEREMIE Initiative with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In the context of JEREMIE, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Bank of Cyprus (selected financial intermediary), ...

Scheme Providing Incentives for Employment of Unemployed (Target Group “Long-term Unemployed”) – 3rd Call for applications

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3214 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 20/07/2015 Call Closing Date: 18/09/2015

The Scheme’s aim is to reduce unemployment through the provision of incentives to employers for hiring long-term unemployed. The incentives concern the partly subsidization of the persons’ to be hired wage cost. One thousand two hundred (1200) persons are expected to join the Scheme ...

System of Vocational Qualifications (2007-2013)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3023 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Calls for Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013
Call Opening Date: 01/01/2012 Call Closing Date: 31/10/2015

The aim of the project is to provide opportunities for the assessment and certification of the knowledge, skills and competences of a person to perform competently in a working environment under normal working and/or simulated conditions at a predetermined level of occupations.

Scheme Providing Incentives for Employment of Unemployed (Target Group “Long-term Unemployed”) – 4rd Call for applications

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3309 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 02/11/2015 Call Closing Date: 31/12/2015

The Scheme’s aim is to reduce unemployment through the provision of incentives to employers for hiring long-term unemployed. The incentives concern the partly subsidization of the persons’ to be hired wage cost. Five hundred (500) persons are expected to join the Scheme form the Target ...

Scheme «Saving Energy – Upgrading of Households» (First call for proposals )

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2995 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 17/03/2015 Call Closing Date: 19/02/2016

  The Scheme aims to deep energy renovation of existing households, belonging to individuals who are permanent residents of the Republic of Cyprus.   This purpose would be achieved by providing non- repayable financial aid during the first Call for Proposals.  The type of ...

Project that provides grants to Private Employment Agencies (PrEA) for the promotion of Employment - 1st call for Applications

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3606 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 17/10/2016 Call Closing Date: 11/11/2016

The Project aims for Private Employment Agencies (PrEA) to enhance the Public Employment Service (PES) in an effort to create more job opportunities for the unemployed, through the implementation of the «Job Placement Voucher» system. 

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire unemployed people over 50 years old

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3612 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 31/10/2016 Call Closing Date: 30/11/2016

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire unemployed people over 50 years old due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . It is expected that to join one hundred (500) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme. The ...

Scheme for «Saving Energy – Upgrading of Enterprises» (First call for proposals )

CLOSED

Programme ID: 2951 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 23/12/2014 Call Closing Date: 23/12/2016

The Scheme aims to upgrate energy renovation of SME’s buildings, including usage of Renewable Energy Systems that are used by natural or legal person governed by private law who are owners or tenants of SMEs building and are exercising economic activity.   This purpose would be ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire young unemployed people until 25 years old

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3641 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 07/11/2016 Call Closing Date: 30/12/2016

The Scheme aims to encourage employers to hire young unemployed people up to 25 years. It is expected that seven hundred (700) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme.   The Scheme covers ONLY young unemployed people up to 25 years old interested in full time employment. ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «DIDAKTOR – Post Doctoral Researchers» Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3816 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 16/09/2016 Call Closing Date: 13/01/2017

The objective of the “DIDAKTOR” Programme is to integrate young, post-doctoral scientists in the Cypriot Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) System, to carry out high level research projects, aiming to involve the young scientists in novel research activities, to ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «Bilateral Collaborations» Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3812 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 15/11/2016 Call Closing Date: 16/01/2017

The “Bilateral Collaborations” Programme aims at developing collaborations and networking of Cypriot organisations with organisations of a specific collaboration country through the implementation of joint research Projects in selected thematic areas of interest of both parts. ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «Research in Enterprises» Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3708 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 16/09/2016 Call Closing Date: 20/01/2017

The “Research in Enterprises” Programme aims at (a) enhancing the competitiveness of Cypriot enterprises thus resulting in making a contribution in the country’s economy growth, through the development of new products / services / production methods of high added value, or ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the “Integrated Projects” Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3707 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 16/09/2016 Call Closing Date: 27/01/2017

The “Integrated Projects” Programme aims at enhancing the effectiveness of the Research Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system and its targeted association to the productive base in the selected Priority Sectors, thus acting as a strengthening factor for the ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes/Call for Proposals for the “Research in Start-Ups” Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3709 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 02/12/2016 Call Closing Date: 24/02/2017

The “Research in Start Ups” Programme aims at encouraging Start Up to be involved in research activities with a scope to develop or significantly optimise existing products/services/production methods of high added value. In general terms, by designing this Programme, the RPF aims to ...

Call for Proposals for the “European Initiatives – National Development” Programme (SUGI-FWE Nexus)

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3927 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 19/12/2016 Call Closing Date: 15/03/2017

The “European Initiatives - National Development” Programme aims at enhancing the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system which is one of the horizontal priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy). ...

Call for Proposals for the «New Strategic Infrastructure Units – Young Scientists» Programme

CLOSED

Programme ID: 3917 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 02/12/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2017

The “New Strategic Infrastructure Units- Young Scientists” Programme aims at creating new, distinct research units under the coordination of young scientists. The new research units shall pursue high level research, and the proposed projects shall focus on topics of specific Groups of ...

Incentive Scheme to recruit beneficiaries GMI along with three-month training

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Programme ID: 3671 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 15/11/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2017

The Scheme aims to integrate unemployed (GMI) Guarantee Minimum Income recipients in the labor market through incentive (who have attended and completed a training program (HRDA) for three (3) months with the same employer). It is expected to join eight hundred and fifty hundred (850) people from ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to Hire People with Chronic Diseases

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Programme ID: 3610 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 24/10/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2017

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire people with chronic diseases and to moderate  their reluctance to hire people with Chronic Diseases either due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . It is expected that to join one ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to Hire People with Disabilities

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Programme ID: 3611 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 24/10/2016 Call Closing Date: 31/03/2017

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire people with disabilities and to moderate  their reluctance to hire people with disabilities either due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . It is expected that to join one hundred (100) ...

Σχέδιο τοποθέτησης δικαιούχων Ελάχιστου Εγγυημένου Εισοδήματος (ΕΕΕ) για απόκτηση εργασιακής πείρας στον δημόσιο και ευρύτερο δημόσιο τομέα

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Programme ID: 3958 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 15/03/2017 Call Closing Date: 21/04/2017

Σκοπός του Σχεδίου, το οποίο απευθύνεται σε υπηρεσίες/οργανισμούς του Δημόσιου και ευρύτερου Δημόσιου τομέα, Αρχές Τοπικής Αυτοδιοίκησης και μη Κυβερνητικές Οργανώσεις, είναι η παροχή ευκαιριών απόκτησης εργασιακής πείρας σε δικαιούχους Ελάχιστου Εγγυημένου Εισοδήματος (ΕΕΕ) ικανούς για εργασία, ...

Call for Proposals for the «European Initiatives – National Development» Programme - » - Active and Assisted Living (AAL)

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Programme ID: 4040 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 15/02/2017 Call Closing Date: 24/05/2017

The “European Initiatives - National Development” Programme aims at enhancing the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system which is one of the horizontal priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy). ...

2nd Call for the Scheme Providing Incentives to hire unemployed people over 50 years old

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Programme ID: 4044 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 24/04/2017 Call Closing Date: 26/05/2017

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire unemployed people over 50 years old due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . It is expected that to join one hundred (500) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme. The ...

2nd Call for the Scheme Providing Incentives to hire young unemployed people until 25 years old

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Programme ID: 4045 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 24/04/2017 Call Closing Date: 31/05/2017

The Scheme aims to encourage employers to hire young unemployed people up to 25 years. It is expected that seven hundred (700) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme.   The Scheme covers ONLY young unemployed people up to 25 years old interested in full time employment. ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old (Not in Education, Employment, or Training - NEETs)

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Programme ID: 4046 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 24/04/2017 Call Closing Date: 31/05/2017

The Scheme aims to encouragie employers to hire young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old. It is expected that eight hundred (800) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme.   The Scheme covers ONLY young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old interested in ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the “European Initiatives – National Development” (M-ERA.NET 2) Programme

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Programme ID: 4039 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 14/03/2017 Call Closing Date: 13/06/2017

The “European Initiatives - National Development” Programme aims at enhancing the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system which is one of the horizontal priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy). ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «European Initiatives – National Development» Programme – Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe” (JPICH)

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Programme ID: 4064 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 24/04/2017 Call Closing Date: 22/06/2017

The objective of the “European Initiatives – National Development” Programme is to enhance the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system which is one of the horizontal priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus. ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old (Not in Education, Employment, or Training - NEETs)

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Programme ID: 4127 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 06/07/2017 Call Closing Date: 03/10/2017

The Scheme aims to encouragie employers to hire young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old. The Scheme covers ONLY young unemployed people between 25 to 29 years old interested in full time employment. Moreover, the person covered (candidate for employment / recruitment) must have been ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «Social Innovation» Programme

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Programme ID: 4102 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 20/06/2017 Call Closing Date: 13/10/2017

The “Social Innovation” Programme aims at the application of innovative ideas, products, services, technologies, models (for organisation, governance, enhancement and development of skills) and strategies for facing social challenges.   It also aims at the establishment ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «European Initiatives – National Development» Programme – Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe” (JPICH) - JPICH “Heritage in Changing Environments” Call

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Programme ID: 4269 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 04/09/2017 Call Closing Date: 30/11/2017

Deadlines: 30/11/2017 (Transnational Call), 01/12/2017 (National Call – RPF)   The objective of the “European Initiatives – National Development” Programme is to enhance the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the « Proof of Concept for Technology/Knowhow Applications» Programme

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Programme ID: 4089 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 08/06/2017 Call Closing Date: 01/12/2017

The “Proof of Concept for Technology/Knowhow Applications” Programme aims at the preliminary investigation of possible industrial applications of a technology/knowhow.

Scheme Providing Incentives to Hire People with Chronic Diseases

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Programme ID: 4128 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 06/07/2017 Call Closing Date: 13/02/2018

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire people with chronic diseases and to moderate  their reluctance to hire people with Chronic Diseases either due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . The Scheme covers ONLY unemployed ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire young unemployed people until 25 years old (3rd call)

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Programme ID: 4210 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 07/08/2017 Call Closing Date: 13/02/2018

The Scheme aims to encouragie employers to hire young unemployed people up to 25 years.   The Scheme covers ONLY young unemployed people up to 25 years old interested in full time employment. Moreover, the person covered (candidate for employment / recruitment) must have been registered ...

Scheme Providing Incentives to hire unemployed people over 50 years old (3rd Call)

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Programme ID: 4211 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Employment, Human Resources and Social Cohesion»
Call Opening Date: 07/08/2017 Call Closing Date: 13/02/2018

The Scheme aims at encouraging employers to hire unemployed people over 50 years old due to the impression that this will not be effective or because the salary is considered too high . It is expected that to join one hundred (500) people from the target Group will benefit from the scheme. ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «EUREKA Cyprus» Programme

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Programme ID: 5103 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 12/01/2018 Call Closing Date: 30/03/2018

The “Eureka Cyprus” Programme aims at the enhancement of the Cypriot enterprises’ competitiveness and the resulting contribution to the country’s growth of economy, through the development of new products/services/production methods of high added value, or by the significant ...

Scheme for the Enhancement of Youth Entrepreneurship - 2nd Call

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Programme ID: 4769 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 20/12/2017 Call Closing Date: 02/04/2018

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus in an attempt to promote and encourage entrepreneurship among young people, introduced the “Scheme of Youth Entrepreneurship". The current scheme is based on the Operational Programme 2014-2020 for ...

Scheme for the Enhancement of Female Entrepreneurship - 2nd Call

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Programme ID: 4770 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 20/12/2017 Call Closing Date: 02/04/2018

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus in an attempt to promote and encourage entrepreneurship among women, introduced the “Scheme for the Enhancement of Women’s Entrepreneurship”. The aim of the Scheme is to develop, support and ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «International Collaboration - Dual Targeting» Programme (USA)

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Programme ID: 5119 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 10/01/2018 Call Closing Date: 12/04/2018

The “International Collaboration-Dual Targeting” Programme aims to the networking of Cypriot organisations with research organisations of excellence from countries that are advanced or are emerging in the field of research, and to the joint implementation of research to the benefit of ...

RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the «International Collaboration - Dual Targeting» Programme (OTHER)

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Programme ID: 5120 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 10/01/2018 Call Closing Date: 12/04/2018

The “International Collaboration-Dual Targeting” Programme aims to the networking of Cypriot organisations with research organisations of excellence from countries that are advanced or are emerging in the field of research, and to the joint implementation of research to the benefit of ...

Grant Scheme for Investments in the Enrichment and Upgrading of Tourism Products for Lengthening the Tourist Season 1st Call for Submission of Applications (01/1.3α.2/1/08.2017/ΣΧ)

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Programme ID: 4207 Programme Name: STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND Sub-programmes : Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»
Call Opening Date: 03/08/2017 Call Closing Date: 16/04/2018

With the main objective of improving the competitiveness of the hotel and ancillary tourist product of the country, investments and interventions are encouraged and supported by the Scheme, aiming at mitigating the limitations of tourism development, such as the seasonality of tourist flows and the ...


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