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Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development
Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development(+357) 22602900contactus@dgepcd.gov.cy
The Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, is a government body of the Republic of Cyprus, founded following the Council of Ministers Decision No. 75141, dated 24 May 2013. The DG EPCD is responsible for handling issues related to the European Funds and Programmes, such as the European Investment and Structural Funds, the EU Competitive Programmes and the grants provided by the countries of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Also, development and horizontal issues, such as Research, Technological Development and Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Corporate Social Responsibility and the "Europe 2020" Strategy.
AKTI Project and Research Centre
AKTI Project and Research Centre(+357) 22458485akti@akti.org.cy
AKTI Project and Research Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was established in 2000 by a group of experts in environmental issues and has succeeded today to create an extensive network of collaborators and volunteers for raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainable development. Areas of work: a) Applied Environmental Research b) Environmental Education and Vocational Training c) Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) d) Public Outreach and Advocacy

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Green STEAM Incubator
The project aims to explore ways in which STEAM-oriented knowledge can be utilised to enhance agriculture, environmental engineering and social innovation.

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Tiganokinisi project - AKTI NGO

AKTI Project and Research Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was established in 2000 by a group of experts in environmental issues and has succeeded today to create an extensive network of collaborators and volunteers for raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainable development.
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Agia Skepi Bio

Agia Skepi is a therapeutic community for rehabilitation or persons suffering with substance abuse (clients). Combining therapy with manual labour, Agia Skepi offers their clients a combination of work therapy and group therapy, in a residential centre away from distractions. Daily activities include baking, cooking, sports and farming organic products under the brand name “Agia Skepi Bio”.
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National Policies and Strategies

The National Action Plan for Social Enterprises accompanies the draft bill. The NAP is dependent on the legislation however, hence, although it has been approved, it has not yet been implemented. Based on the suggestions made by the Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social (GECES) and good practices of other countries, the NAP has proposed Actions, which are categorised under three priority Axes: Axis 1: Creation of a favourable entrepreneurial environment Axis 2: Promotion of social entrepreneurial culture Axis 3: Enhancement of access to funding