European Office of Cyprus (EOC)

European Office of Cyprus (EOC)

The European Office of Cyprus (EOC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus, with liaison offices in Brussels and in Athens. EOC was founded in 2007. Today, EOC represents all 8 Cypriot universities (3 public and 5 private) and 3 Greek public universities:

EOC’s mission is to support its members to actively engage at EU level and enhance their participation in EU funding programmes and initiatives. EOC activities are structured as follows (non-exhaustive list):

Information and advice:
– Timely intelligence on EU legislation, policies and funding programmes.
– Specialised advice on EU policy and funding developments.

Representation
– Raising profile of members towards EU Institutions and European Stakeholders.
– Creating strategic alliances for influencing EU policies on R&I, education.

Networking
– Developing transnational cooperation and strategic partnerships.
– Building of cooperation and initiatives among EOC members.

Project Development
– Enhancing our members’ competence in project development and proving support in all stages.
– Organisation of training seminars and brokerage events.

Since January 2015, EOC is member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), together with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF). The project is funded by the COSME programme for the period 2015-2020.

  • Research interests: research and innovation (renewable energy, health, agriculture – food, water, ICT, SSH), education, cultural heritage, tourism.
  • Member of ERRIN – European Regions Research and Innovation Network – and IGLO – Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices – network.
  • Participation in EU projects in the fields of education, employment and entrepreneurship.
  • Offers hot desk facilities and two meeting rooms located within walking distance of most EU buildings.