With the support of the ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs Programme of the European Union. The project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The content of this publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Since February 2011, Cyprus has its own Intermediary Organisation (IO) for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs business exchange programme. The new IO is consisted of five major organisations whose business support services have a geographical coverage of all districts of Cyprus, the Netherlands (Breda District) and Greece (the island of Crete): the European Office of Cyprus (lead organisation), the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (partner organisation), the Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women (partner organisation), Scholten Consultancy (partner organisation) and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (partner organisation).
Our project’s title “Cyprus’ EYEs are Open” has a symbolic meaning as the Cyprus area has not been covered by the two previous cycles of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.
As the first Intermediary Organisation of Cyprus, our aim is to act as the focal point for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity in Cyprus and in Europe. We provide a structured platform for networking and exchange of experiences and knowledge among IOs and entrepreneurs from different member states, with the view to contribute to the increase of the level of internationalisation of SMEs for greater growth, job creation and competitiveness.
We are currently looking for motivated new or experienced entrepreneurs from other member states that would like to participate in this business exchange programme and establish links of cooperation with Cypriot businesses. While the target groups are entrepreneurs from all the economic sectors, an emphasis will be given to attract entrepreneurs from the sectors of tourism, culture, sports, education, auditing business, ICT, engineering, finance, services, law, trade, manufacture, as well as entrepreneurs that do not see themselves as entrepreneurs, like doctors or lawyers.