October 19, 2022

Second call for projects – 15 March – 9 June 2023

  Our second call for project proposals will run from 15 March until 9 June 2023. The call will be open for all programme topics. The best time to start […]
September 8, 2022


The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces the new call for proposals for the “Dual Use Technologies” programme (DUAL USE/0922). The call budget is €2,720,000, and […]
September 1, 2022

Invitation to Expression of Interest for the Participation of IdEK Innovation Program Beneficiaries at the Cyprus Tech Career Fair

The Research and Innovation Foundation (R&I) announces a Call for Expressions of Interest for the selection of Cypriot Research and Innovation (R&I) companies that will be […]
August 8, 2022

PPPA-SPORT-2022 calls now open for submission

The following Sport Pilot Project (PP) and Preparatory Action (PA) calls are open for submission: Pilot Project – Sport for People and Planet – a new […]
July 15, 2022


The EU funded Innovative Entrepreneurship project has launched the 2022 Startups4Peace (Su4P) programme in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland. The programme aims to encourage innovative […]
July 8, 2022

EU Cohesion Policy: More than €1 billion for Cyprus for Economic and Social Development and a Fair Green Transition in 2021-2027

Following today’s adoption of the Partnership Agreement, the single operational programme and the Just Transition Plan for Cyprus, the EU will invest a total of more than […]
June 21, 2022

EU AID Programme for the Turkish Cypriot Community

European Union continues to support the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in Cyprus with additional EUR 2.5 million Euros The European Union Aid Programme for the […]
June 16, 2022

Call submission figures for Horizon Europe-Reforming the European R&I System

Call submission figures for the Horizon Europe’s 2022 call for proposals on “Reforming and Enhancing the European R&I System” are now available! By the call deadline […]
June 10, 2022

Public Consultation – “Dual Use Technologies” Programme

RIF plans to announce a new funding program “Dual Use Technologies”, which aims to promote research and development activities in the field of dual use technologies […]
June 2, 2022

The budget for photovoltaics and thermal insulation for the years 2022-2023 is doubled to € 30 million

More information in Greek Language.
May 31, 2022

Increased support for EU farmers through rural development funds

The European Commission proposed an exceptional measure funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) to allow Member States to pay a one-off lump sum to farmers […]
May 24, 2022

Σχέδιο παροχής Κρατικών Χορηγιών για την Εισαγωγή Συστήματος Οικολογικής Διαχείρισης και Ελέγχου (EMAS) σε Επιχειρήσεις και Οργανισμούς Δημοσίου και Ιδιωτικού Δικαίου

To Τμήμα Περιβάλλοντος του Υπουργείου Γεωργίας, Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Περιβάλλοντος στα πλαίσια προώθησης του Κοινοτικού Συστήματος Οικολογικής Διαχείρισης και Οικολογικού Ελέγχου (EMAS) σε επιχειρήσεις, ανακοινώνει την […]
April 18, 2022


28th March 2022 Nominations for the 2022 Cyprus Research Awards have started The Foundation for Research and Innovation honors for the 15th year, the excellent researchers […]
March 24, 2022


Αnnouncement for the call aims to establish 1 (one) EUROPE DIRECT with a focus on bi-communal – Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot – activities in Cyprus. […]
January 11, 2022

Public Consultation: “Collaborative Development – Co-Develop” Programme

Research and Innovation Foundation plans to announce a new funding programme “Collaborative Development – Co-Develop”, which aims to promote the development of effective cooperation between enterprises […]
December 20, 2021

Mission Adaptation to Climate Change

The objective of the Mission is to support at least 150 European regions and communities to become climate resilient by 2030. The Mission on Adaptation to […]
December 20, 2021

Call for Proposals for the “Innovate” Programme

The Foundation for Research and Innovation informs the interested parties about the possibility of submitting proposals within the Call for Proposals of the Programme “Development and […]
December 20, 2021

Call for Proposals for the Seed Programme

The Research and Innovation Foundation informs the interested parties about the possibility of submitting proposals within the Call for Proposals of the Programme “Development of Internationally […]
December 20, 2021

Call for Proposals for the “Pre-Seed” Programme

The Research and Innovation Foundation informs the interested parties about the possibility of submitting proposals within the Call for Proposals of the Programme “Creation and Initial […]
December 17, 2021

Opportunities for Researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon Europe

This document is designed to help potential proposers find SSH-related topics across the different parts of Horizon Europe 2021-2022 Work Programme. SSH in Horizon Europe Under […]
November 29, 2021

European Innovative Teaching Award

The European Innovative Teaching Award (EITA) is an EU initiative, which aims to present and promote the excellent teaching practices implemented under the Erasmus + programme, […]
November 29, 2021

Erasmus+ – Call for Proposals and publication of the Programme Guide 2022

All interested parties are informed that on November 24, 2021, the Invitation for Erasmus + 2022 applications and the respective Programme Guide were published. This information […]
November 18, 2021

First calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme are launched in digital tech, cybersecurity and European Digital Innovation Hubs

Today, the Commission announced the first set of calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme. This follows the adoption of the work programmes allocating nearly €2 billion for […]
November 11, 2021

EIT Community Booster – Scaling New European Bauhaus Ventures

Are you a startup or scaleup developing innovative solutions that make Europe more sustainable, inclusive and improve citizens’ quality of life? On a mission to foster […]
October 26, 2021

Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans Available

The European Commission has published a guidance document on gender equality plans. This guidance document supports organisations to meet the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) eligibility criterion […]
October 11, 2021

WEBINAR: Funding Opportunities for Innovative SMEs – The EUROSTARS-3 Programme, 1st Cut-off-Date

Material: Eurostars 3 Presentation Eurostars Cyprus Presentation Video Διαδικτυακού Εργαστηρίου
October 8, 2021

Horizon Europe Guidance on Gender Equality Plans Available

The European Commission has published a guidance document on gender equality plans. This guidance document supports organisations to meet the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) eligibility criterion […]
September 29, 2021

EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme “Horizon Europe” RRF Training Workshops / Modules

More information can be found in Greek language
September 28, 2021

Ημερίδες σε ορεινές κοινότητες για ενημέρωση των πολιτών για τα Σχέδια Χορηγιών του Ταμείου ΑΠΕ και ΕΞ.Ε.

Το Υπουργείο Ενέργειας, Εμπορίου και Βιομηχανίας (ΥΕΕΒ), η Διαχειριστική Επιτροπή του Ταμείου ΑΠΕ και ΕΞ.Ε. και το Γραφείο του Επιτρόπου Ορεινών Κοινοτήτων, έχουν προγραμματίσει τρεις ημερίδες […]
September 16, 2021

Συμπράξεις Μικρής Κλίμακας – 2η Προθεσμία για υποβολή αιτήσεων για επιχορήγηση, στα πλαίσια της Πρόσκλησης του 2021

Το ΙΔΕΠ Διά Βίου Μάθησης ανακοινώνει ότι οι αιτήσεις για Συμπράξεις Μικρής Κλίμακας είναι διαθέσιμες στην πλατφόρμα αιτήσεων της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής. Η 2η καταληκτική ημερομηνία υποβολής αιτήσεων […]
September 9, 2021

Πρόσκληση υποβολής αιτήσεων για συμμετοχή σε Εθνικά Εργαστήρια eTwinning

Το Ίδρυμα Διαχείρισης Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων Διά Βίου Μάθησης, στα πλαίσια προώθησης της Δράσης eTwinning στα Κυπριακά σχολεία και σε συνεργασία με την Ομάδα Πρεσβευτών eTwinning της […]
September 4, 2021

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 Proposals Review

More information can be found in Greek Language
September 2, 2021

Call for Participation / Professional Development Workshops / eTwinning

More information in Greek Language.
September 2, 2021

Swiss participation in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and other related programmes and initiatives

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) provides regular updates on Switzerland’s participation in the EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe […]
September 2, 2021

Previews of proposals for the Teaming for Excellence 2021 call

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August 24, 2021

Ανακοίνωση Υπουργείου Οικονομικών για το Σχέδιο Οικία – Σχέδιο Διαχείρισης Δανείων που παραχωρήθηκαν στο πλαίσιο κυβερνητικών σχεδίων στέγασης

Σε συνέχεια της έγκρισης από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή στις 13 Αυγούστου 2021 του Σχεδίου Οικία, το Υπουργείο Οικονομικών ενημερώνει για τα ακόλουθα: Το Σχέδιο Οικία προορίζεται […]
August 24, 2021

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

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, informs the interested entrepreneurs that since 9/2/2021 when the submission of the Funding Scheme for “Enhancing the Competitiveness of […]
August 19, 2021

Approval of a “Home” Plan by the European Commission to support vulnerable borrowers

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August 19, 2021

Cyprus is among the first countries in the absorption of Cohesion Policy funds 2014 – 2020

According to official statistics from the European Commission (August 2021), Cyprus continues to rank among the EU Member States in the absorption of funds from the […]
August 19, 2021


The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), would like to inform all interested researchers, about the updating of the submission and evaluation procedure of applications for the […]
August 19, 2021

Additional funding from National Resources for the creation or upgrade of Centers of Excellence in Cyprus in the framework of the Teaming for Excellence Action of the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 Programme

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy (the “Deputy Ministry”) calls on the parties interested to submit an application […]
August 6, 2021

EU Cohesion policy: €2.7 billion of additional resources to support the recovery in Spain, Italy and Cyprus

The Commission has approved the modification of seven Operational Programmes (OP) for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund in Spain, Italy and […]
July 8, 2021

NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Cyprus’s €1.2 billion recovery and resilience plan

The European Commission has today adopted a positive assessment of Cyprus’s recovery and resilience plan. This is an important step towards the EU disbursing a total […]
July 8, 2021

Statement by President von der Leyen on Cyprus’ recovery and resilience plan

Thank you very much dear President, Dear Nicos, my friend, Indeed, I want to express my support, first of all, to Cyprus in the face of […]
June 14, 2021

Launch of the first calls of the Creative Europe programme 2021-2027

The first calls have been launched under the new Creative Europe programme (2021-2022), with a total budget of €2.4 billion over seven years. The programme aims […]
June 11, 2021

The Nicosia Declaration was adopted

The conference on “Artificial Intelligence – Intelligent Politics: Challenges and Opportunities for Media and Democracy” was concluded The online conference of Ministers responsible for Media and […]
June 10, 2021

EU external action budget: European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the EU’s new long-term external action budget for 2021-2027

The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s decision to adopt the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe’ for the period 2021-2027. This […]
June 10, 2021

EU increases its commitment to Global Partnership for Education with a pledge of €700 million for 2021-2027

Ahead of the G7 Summit, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced today that the European Union is pledging €700 million for the Global Partnership for […]
June 8, 2021

2020 EU Budget: Performance report highlights swift and global EU response to the coronavirus crisis while supporting key EU priorities

The EU budget has helped ensure a swift and comprehensive EU response to the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, while supporting overarching EU priorities. This involved […]
June 8, 2021

EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe’s recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future

The Commission has today proposed an annual EU budget of €167.8 billion for 2022, to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. […]
June 7, 2021

Commission seeks leading innovators for the European Innovation Council Board

The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched today a call for expression of interest for the new EIC Board. Under the Horizon Europe legislation, this Board has […]
June 7, 2021


Cyprus has been successful in participating in nineteen (19) out of the forty (40) Proposals approved by the European Programme COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology), for the […]
June 3, 2021

LIFE programme: EU honours inspirational projects supporting nature, environment and climate action

Yesterday at the EU Green Week, Europe’s biggest environmental event, the winners of the 2021 LIFE Awards were announced by the EU’s LIFE programme – the EU’s funding instrument […]
June 2, 2021

NextGenerationEU: European Commission to issue around €80 billion in long-term bonds as part of funding plan for 2021

Following the approval of the Own Resources Decision by all EU Member States, the Commission can now start raising resources to finance Europe’s recovery through NextGenerationEU. […]
June 2, 2021

European Semester Spring Package: Paving the way for a strong and sustainable recovery

The European Commission has today presented the European Semester Spring Package, which focuses on providing fiscal guidance to Member States as they continue the process of […]
May 20, 2021


The European Researchers’ Night celebrating research, innovation and science, organized in Cyprus by the Research and Innovation Foundation since 2006, will take place on September 24th, […]
May 14, 2021


On 9th May 2021, the conference on the Future of Europe has been officially launched, giving the opportunity to all Europeans to contribute and play a leading role […]
May 5, 2021


With the present Circular, the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), wishes to inform Project Coordinators (PCs) and Legal Representatives about the management of funded Projects which […]
April 19, 2021

Learn more about the Volunteer House in Lefkosia

The Office of the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organisations, in the framework of its policy for support of Non-Governmental Organisations, has proceeded with the establishment of the “Volunteer House”, in Lefkosia.
April 9, 2021

Commission opens first European Innovation Council calls worth €1 billion

Following the launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the announcement of the first funding opportunities, today the Commission opens the first EIC Accelerator calls.
April 7, 2021

Grant Scheme for visitable handicraft, handicraft and wine gastronomy workshops in mountainous, remote and rural areas by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism

Σε συνέχεια έγκρισης του Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου, το Υφυπουργείο Τουρισμού ανακοινώνει Σχέδιο για την επιχορήγηση της πραγματοποίησης επισκέψιμων εργαστηρίων χειροτεχνίας, βιοτεχνίας και οινογαστρονομίας στις ορεινές, ακριτικές και περιοχές της Υπαίθρου.
April 7, 2021

Next week, the Sponsorship Plans for the installation or replacement of water heaters and for thermal insulation of ceilings and installation of photo

April 6, 2021


Press Release 05 April 2021 RIF: New funding programmes for Research and Innovation with a budget of €15 million The Programmes aim at strengthening and further developing the […]
March 30, 2021


The European Research Council (ERC) organised on 26 March 2021, a webinar for the current and upcoming ERC Calls for Proposals, announced in the frame of […]
March 27, 2021

Reinforcing trust in scientific studies on food products: new rules for more transparency and independence

On 27 March 2021, the Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain becomes applicable. The Commission's proposal for this Regulation was adopted in 2019, following a European Citizens' Initiative. The Regulation's entry into force does not only mark an important step forward in the modernisation of the EU food safety policy, it is also a great example of the direct political impact of a European Citizens' Initiative.
March 26, 2021

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme: the Commission honours outstanding research proposals

The European Commission has awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Seal of Excellence Certificate to 2,885 researchers for the outstanding quality of their research proposals, despite not being awarded the MSCA Individual Fellowship. Applicants awarded this Certificate will gain access to funding from regional, national or institutional sources.
March 26, 2021

Commission welcomes entry into force of EU4Health programme

The Commission welcomes the entry into force of the EU4Health programme today. This follows the Council adoption on 17 March and the vote on the programme by the European Parliament on 9 March. It marks the final step towards making €5.1 billion available to strengthen the resilience of health systems and promote innovation in the health sector.
March 25, 2021

Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all, across the European Union and beyond

The Commission adopted the first annual work programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027. With a budget of €26.2 billion, (compared to €14.7 billion for 2014-2020), complemented with about €2.2 billion from EU's external instruments, the new and revamped programme will fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds.
March 24, 2021

Commission launches open access publishing platform for scientific papers

The European Commission launched Open Research Europe, a publishing platform for scientific papers that will be accessible to everyone. The platform will present the results of research funded by Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme for 2021-2027, and its predecessor, Horizon 2020.
March 18, 2021

Commission launches European Innovation Council to help turn scientific ideas into breakthrough innovations

The European Commission launched, at an online event, the European Innovation Council (EIC) with a budget of over €10 billion (in current prices) for 2021-2027 to develop and expand breakthrough innovations. Building on a successful pilot programme under Horizon 2020, the new EIC is not only a novelty of Horizon Europe, but it is also unique in the world:
March 16, 2021

Horizon Europe Programme: Pillar ΙΙΙ

Horizon Europe is the EU’s research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027.   The EU institutions reached a political agreement on Horizon Europe on 11 December 2020 and set the budget for Horizon Europe at €95.5 billion in current prices (including €5.4 billion from the Next Generation of the EU – Recovery Fund).
March 16, 2021

Horizon Europe: Strategic planning and the first strategic plan (2021-2024)

The strategic planning process focuses in particular on Pillar II of Horizon Europe, "Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness" and also covers relevant activities in other pillars and the Widening Participation and Strengthening the European Research Area part.
March 2, 2021

Choose your favourite Erasmus coin

In 2022 the Erasmus programme celebrates its 35th birthday. Are you one of the millions of people who have loved the experience? Or maybe you have heard about Erasmus but not yet had a chance to take part?
February 22, 2021

ERC Work Programme 2021 and Updated Call Timeline

The European Research Council (ERC) officially announced, the adoption of its 2021 Work Programme by the European Commission, making it the first Work Programme to be approved in the frame of HORIZON EUROPE, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027.
November 10, 2020

LIFE Networking Event, Thursday November 19th 2020

The Department of Environment, through the LIFE Cyclamen Project, is hosting a Networking Event, which will be held in the form of: A live streaming experience sharing event, on Thursday November 19th 2020 (11:00 - 12:30 EET), and Bilateral virtual meetings (from November 19th until December 31st, 2020). Current and past LIFE ...