The main scope of this study is to understand and assess integration policies and levels of community cohesion/social integration in Cyprus, and offer proposals and recommendations on how the situation could be improved by the involvement of all levels of governance and the communities.
The study includes interviews and surveys with relevant stakeholders and it reveals the day-to-day life and challenges faced in all sectors at local and national levels regarding the current conditions of migrant integration policies and strategies as concerns:
- Housing and living conditions
- Employment and the labour market
- Access to healthcare
- Social integration - community cohesion
The report includes practical proposals and recommendations for the development of a strategic plan of action towards the creation of an intercultural social integration strategy with a view to a multilevel intervention, with proposals for ministerial level, public services, local authorities, civil society and beneficiaries.
This document was prepared and implemented in the framework of the “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus” project which is being carried out with funding from the European Union, via its Structural Reform Support Programme, and in co-operation with the European Commission's DG for Structural Reform Support. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union or the Council of Europe.