Flag of Cyprus"Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus" is a new 2-year project being implemented by the Intercultural Cities Programme and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Structural Reform Support, in partnership with the Civil Registry and Migration Department of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus.

The project will support the Republic of Cyprus in implementing its National Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals 2020-2022, by empowering local authorities, NGOs, and migrant organisations to be part of the integration process. The project will run from June 2021 to June 2023.

It will use the Intercultural Cities conceptual, analytical and policymaking tools to address the challenges of migrant integration, in particular related to building trust, fostering community cohesion and managing diversity as a resource. The project will build upon significant and positive changes which have resulted from the implementation of the Intercultural Cities programme in Limassol since 2010, such as the creation of an Intercultural Council and the city’s first Intercultural Strategy.

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The project will contribute to the integration of migrants in a range of areas including participation, education, cultural and social life, urban planning, business, access to the labour market, anti-discrimination and multilingualism.

Co-ordinators have been selected to lead the process of establishing regional intercultural networks based around the following cities:

The networks will include local authorities and officials, NGOs, public organisations and agencies (welfare, employment, education, culture, sport, safety, urbanism etc.), migrant groups and organisations, professionals and private organisations. 

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The regional networks will play a key role in implementing the project’s activities:

  • Conducting an overview and assessment of integration policies and community cohesion/social integration in each region
  • Developing an Intercultural Strategy outlining the vision, goals, and actions of each of the regional networks and the central authorities
  • Developing a methodological tool for monitoring regional integration activities and a prototype tool (Social Trust Barometer) for monitoring cohesion/social integration in regional and national communities
  • Designing a multi-level coordination mechanism on integration policies for the Republic of Cyprus
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Cyprus national plan on the integration of migrants English Greek


The intercultural city step by step English Greek

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Any personal information, such as name, electronic or postal address or other information, which may be supplied for the purpose of establishing intercultural networks in Cyprus, is not made available to the public, or disclosed or sold to third parties. The Council of Europe retains the data only for as long as needed for their processing and for the purpose to which consent has implicitly been given. Beyond that, the information is not re-used.

Where we rely on your consent to our processing your personal data for sending information about the intercultural networks, you have the right to withdraw your consent. If at any point you want to withdraw your consent, you should send us an email. If you do that, we will update our records immediately to reflect your wishes.

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The “Building structures for intercultural integration in Cyprus” project 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 Structural Reform Support.

This webpage was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union and co-funded by the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.