Local Working group

The following partners are involved in the study of Cyprus:

The following local stakeholders have declared their interest in participating in the local study of Cyprus in the frame of the Soclimpact project.

Maritime transport

  • Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC): the trade association of the Shipping Industry in Cyprus.
  • Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (MARINEM): non-profit organization aiming to promote research, technology, innovation, sustainability and environmental protection, as well as education and training within and for the Maritime Industry, in support of sustainable blue growth.

Coastal and maritime tourism

  • Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO): a semi-governmental organization under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, responsible for regulating and monitoring the tourist enterprises and professionals based on the relevant legislation.
  • Cyprus Hotel Association (CHA): the national trade union for hoteliers on the island.
  • Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA): an autonomous, not-for-profit organization aiming to encourage and actively assist effective efforts to prevent all forms of pollution of the sea, through programmes such as Blue Flag and Green Key.


  • Department of Fisheries and Marine Research: a government department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, responsible for promoting the sustainable management and development of fisheries and aquaculture, and the protection and preservation of the marine environment through an integrated scientific approach.

Maritime energy

  • Energy Service: a government department under the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
Short description

Short description

Cyprus´ civilization, according to archaeological evidence, goes back 11,000 years to the 9th millennium BC (early Neolithic Period or Stone Age). The island acquired its Greek character after it was settled by the Mycenaean-Achaean Greeks between the...

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Blue economy sectors

Blue economy sectors

The travel and tourism industry is the largest commercial sector of Cyprus, contributing 22.3% of the country’s GDP in 2017. The number of tourist arrivals in 2017 reached 3,652,073, corresponding to an increase of 14.6% from 2016. Europe is...

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