Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 - Twinning
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: NEEMO: Networking for Excellence in Electric Mobility Operations

Acronym: NEEMO
Duration: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2022 (36 months)
Total Budget: € 800.496,00


  1. Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Malta – Project Coordinator

  2. Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)

  3. AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria

  4. Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), France

  5. RREUSE Re-use and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises, Belgium

NEEMO aims steadily set in the Electric Mobility research, related integration of technologies, modes and operations within the MCAST Energy research Theme in Transportation from terrestrial to marine mobility and from heavy-duty vehicles to micro-mobility solutions. The issue of mobility and energy is more pregnant in geographic islands due to strong energy dependence on fossil fuel.

The activities are mainly knowledge transfer and networking through a series of workshops, winter/summer schools, training programs, internships, exchanges, meetings, mentoring, conferences and joint publications as well as research outputs, mostly targeted to early stage or aspiring researchers.

For more information: N/A

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Funding Programme: RESTART 2016 – 2020 PROGRAMMES
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: The Neurocognitive Study for the Aging-Expanded

Acronym: NEUROAGE - e
Duration: 01/04/2019 – 01/04/2022 (36 months)
Total Budget: € 151.632,00


  1. University of Cyprus  – Project Coordinator, Cyprus

  2. Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)

  3. Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance, Cyprus

  4. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Cyprus

  5. Erevnitiko Idryma P. L., Cyprus

The Neurocognitive Study for the Aging-Expanded (NEUROAGE-e) will generate cutting-edge research in cognitive aging. The study of cognitive aging is concerned with age-related changes in the basic processes of learning and memory, as well as the complex higher order processes of language, reasoning, and executive functioning. Pathological aging associated with the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a rising epidemic with a prevalence of 35.6 million worldwide and an estimated cost of over 470 billion Euros annually.

Despite significant efforts to understand the disease and the factors that contribute to the development of dementia and AD, the exact contribution of risk factors (alone or in combination) has not been fully delineated. NEUROAGE-e will expand the successful large cohort study on aging and will address the aforementioned challenge through a multimodal approach. It will integrate neuropsychological, lifestyle, and biological data using state of the art computational methods to quantitatively assess the exact contribution of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors to cognitive decline

For more information: Neuroage


Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding Programme: Interreg Europe
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: 2LIFES - Promoting Re-use from the Public Policies

Acronym: 2LIFES
Duration: 01/08/2019 – 31/01/2022 (30 months)
Total Budget: €1,383,826.00


  1. EMULSA, Municipal Company of Urban Environment Services of Gijon (Spain)  – Lead Partner

  2. AVA, Aarhus Waste and Heat Department. Municipality of Aarhus (Denmark)

  3. KRWMC, Klaipeda Regional Waste Management Centre (Lithuania)

  4. Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)

  5. KDRIÜ Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd (Hungary)

  6. Marche Region (Italy)

  7. RREUSE Re-use and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises (Belgium)

2LIFES project will serve as an instrument to boost reuse in public policies, formally shaping an activity that is usually undertaken marginally and partially, and that, properly managed, can promote environmental sustainability as well as employment and solidarity. 2LIFES focuses exclusively on reuse and more specifically on reuse promoted by public administrations, something pending as this is usually promoted by the third sector. The project brings together advanced cities and regions in the political backing of reuse in addition to others that are in the process of doing so. The problem of masses of reusable goods prematurely recycled or even landfilled is cross-cutting in the whole of Europe.

2LIFES main output are:

  • Situational Analyses of Reuse Initiatives” in partner cities and regions.

  • Psychosocial studies on barriers to reuse concerning different population groups and products” in partner cities and regions.

  • Policy learning events and interregional events accompanied by Study Visits.

  • Improvement of the 6 policy instruments addressed, so that reuse is much further and better developed in the partner territories on the part of the administrations, developing new reuse channels, infrastructures and targets.

  • Increased expertise in the planning and development of reuse initiatives acquired by the staff of partner organizations and members of the stakeholder groups.

  • Raised awareness of households, businesses and administrations about the need to change consumption patterns and replace the old paradigm of “produce, use, discard” with a new one placing prevention and reuse in the center.

For more information: 2LIFES


Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding Programme: Interreg Europe
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: EURE - Effectiveness of Environmental Urban policies to improve Resources Efficiency

Acronym: EURE
Duration: 01/08/2019 – 31/07/2022 (36 months)
Total Budget: €1,533,753.00

1.  Atlantic Axis of Peninsular Northwest, (Spain)  – Lead Partner

2.  Agency for the Development of the Empolese Valdelsa (Italy)
3.  Alba Iulia Municipality (Romania)
4.  Lubelskie Voivodeship (Poland)
5.  Department of coordination of European projects of the Pilsen City (Czech Republic)
6.  Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL) 
7.  ACR+ - Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (Belgium)

8. Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities (France)

9. Riga City Council (Latvia)

Eure project addresses sustainable urban development integrated strategies. The project proposes the exchange of experiences among managing authorities and local authorities (including their representatives/associations) of the policy instruments addressed by them to the development of ERDF Article 7, about the different ways they articulate the above mentioned 5%, for the improvement of environmental performance management of EU urban spaces, including the urban areas of low population density.

EURE main output are:

  • Joint report about how the funds allocated by article 7 of the ERDF Regulation for the development of urban policies are being used for

  • Thematic seminars about how the funds allocated by the ERDF article 7 for the development of urban policies are being used in the partners territories

  • Action plans for improving the policy instruments addressed by the project.


Its main beneficiaries will be:

  • Managing authorities responsible for the policy instruments that apply the article 7 of the ERDF Regulation funds – that will have structured and consensual measures to improve the efficiency of the application of those funds

  • EU urban areas – that will have support to implement more resource-efficient urban policies and to improve their environmental performance management

  • Citizens – that will enjoy of a better urban environment thanks to the new measures implemented

For more information: EURE

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Funding Programme: Erasmus+ KA2, Sector Skills Alliances

Project Duration: 36 months
Project Title: Smart-DevOps
Duration: 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021

Total Budget: € 979.536,00


  1. University of Thessaly (UTH), Greece  – Project coordinator

  2. Hellenic Open University, Greece and its DIASSy Research Group – ALL DIGITAL member

  3. Ethniko Systima Ypodomon Poiotitas (Elot), Greece

  4. Digital Cities Of Central Greece, Greece

  5. University of Nicosia, Cyprus

  6. Associazione Centro Studi Citta Di Foligno, Italy – ALL DIGITAL member

  7. Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL), Cyprus

  8. Associazione Stati Generali dell’Innovazione, Italy – ALL DIGITAL member

  9. Europaischer Verband Beruflicher Bildungstrager (EVBB), Germany

  10. Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management, Germany

  11. Bundesverband der Träger beruflicher Bildung e.V, Germany

  12. ALL DIGITAL AISBL, Belgium

  13. K-DIGITALE SRL, Italy


Smart-DevOps project addresses the shortage of digital and transferrable skills in the municipalities’ smart cities sector and will support this sector’s employees in their professional development. Results are expected to benefit smart cities and municipalities which aim to adopt the DevOps culture, principles and practices by introducing DevOps professional profiles.


The project will:

  1. Map skills needs of smart cities Development and Operations professionals (ICT project managers, coders, technical writers, web-designers, system administrators, technicians, etc.) working in municipal ICT departments.

  2. Design and deliver a VET curricula combining digital and transferrable skills, including a MOOC, open educational resources (OERs), e-learning, face-to-face training and work-based experience.

  3. Pilot the developed curricula in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, and Italy and valuate the experience.

  4. Disseminate and exploit the project results beyond the partnership.


Some key features:

  • The project will strengthen the collaboration between VET (vocational education and training)  providers, municipalities and smart cities IT vendors.

  • eCF (European e-Competence Framework) will be used to describe the profiles

  • a mapping exercise to ESCO-ISCO08 will be done (European and International Standard Classifications of Occupations)

  • EQAVET (the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training) will be used to ensure quality of training provision

  • the project will relate to EQF / NQF (European and national qualifications frameworks) and ECVET (European credit system for vocational education and training) to facilitate mobility and recognition.

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Funded by: European Regional Development Fund

Funding Programme: INTERREG – Ελλάδα -Κύπρος (Call for Strategic Projects)

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: STRATENERGY
Duration: 02/ 2018 – 12/ 2020

Total Budget: € 3.994.999,24

1.  Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Cyprus) - Lead Partner
2.  Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)  

3.  Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece)

4.  Region of Crete (Greece)

5.  Municipality of Thira (Greece)

6.  Municipality of Samos (Greece)

7.  Municipality of Kos (Greece)

8.  Associatio of Greek Regions (Greece)


“Stratenergy”is  project aims to develop common approaches in integrated energy planning and to implement pilot energy-saving actions in key buildings of the wider public sector. The implementation of the project will take into account all the parameters / needs / prospects as well as the traditional forms of architecture in the cross-border area.

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Funded by: European Regional Development Fund

Funding Programme: INTERREG – Ελλάδα -Κύπρος

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΝ
Duration: 11/ 2018 – 08/ 2020

Total Budget: € 2.095.877,50

1.  Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Cyprus) - Lead Partner
2.  Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)  

3.  Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece)

4.  Regional Development Fund of Crete (Greece)

5.  Municipality of Rhodes (Greece)

6.  Municipality of Hersonissos (Greece)

ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΝ” project aims to develop common approaches in integrated energy planning and to implement pilot energy-saving actions in key municipal buildings. The implementation of the project will take into account all the parameters / needs / prospects as well as the traditional forms of architecture in the cross-border area.

For more information:

Funded by: European Regional Development Fund

Funding Programme: INTERREG – Ελλάδα -Κύπρος

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: Promotion of Cultural Heritage as a Local Development    

Project Acronym: Attractive Destinations   
Duration: 2017 - 2019
Total Budget: € 1,650,000.00


1. Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works –Department of antiquities  

2. Ministry of Culture and Sports – General Directorate of Archives and cultural Heritage - Ephorate of Antiquities of              Lesbos

3. Nicosia Development Agency- ANEL

The cross-border intervention area of the Program is rich in both cultural and natural resources. The cultural elements that characterize the historical path in the course of time, combined with the features of the geostrategic position, the geographical discontinuity of the island region, the isolation, the regionality and the uniqueness of the cultural identity make the island space a very important tourist destination that needs to be promoted jointly and methodically for development in a number of areas.

The project "Promotion of Cultural Heritage as a Local Development Instrument: "ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS" deals with the area of ​​protection, management and promotion of archaeological sites, which constitute an important cultural heritage of the cross-border arc of Greece and Cyprus and promote them as attractive destinations for increasing the number of visitors tourism. The main objective of the project is the creation and establishment of an attractive and off-peak sustainable tourism product through the protection, promotion, exploitation and promotion of rich natural and cultural heritage and the creation of a cross-border network of areas of natural and cultural interest that will also contribute to the development of alternative forms tourism based on rich local resources. The main outputs of the project are: designing and developing a common methodology of action in the aforementioned field and the completion of mature projects in two areas (the archaeological sites of ancient Hephaestus in Limnos and the ancient Idalion in the Municipality of Idalion) which will be used for pilot application of the common and innovative methodology. The actions of the project will end with the creation of suggestions for improvement of national procedures and policies in the field of promotion and tourism development of the cultural heritage, which adds value to the products of the action.


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Funded by: European Commission
Funding Programme: HORIZON 2020
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, INnovation and Governance

Duration: 2017- 2021
Total Budget: €13.086.850


2.  stad Genk (Belgium)
3.  GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL (United Kingdom)
4.  MIASTO POZNAN (Poland)
5.  Ayuntamiento de A Coruna (Spain)
6.  Citta Metropolitana Di Bologna (Italy)
7.   Obshtina Burgas (Bulgaria)
8.   Municipality of Ioannina (Greece)

9.   Empresa Municipal De Iniciativas Y Actividades Empresariales De Malaga SA (Spain)

10. Nicosia Development Agency (ANEL)

11. Municipality of Pavlos Melas (Greece)

12. Sarajevska Regionalna Razvojna Agencija Serda Doo Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

13. Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (Armenia)

14. Dutch Research Institute for Transitions BV (Netherlands)

15. University of East London (United Kingdom)

16. Universidade Da Coruna (Spain)

17. Humboldt-Universitaet Zu Berlin (Germany)

18. Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu (Poland)

19. University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin ( Ireland) 

20. Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara (Romania)

21. ABU International Project Management Limited (Ireland)

22. Bioazul ( Spain)

23. Climate Alliance-Klima Buendnis - Alianza Del Clima e.V (Germany)



26. TTI-Technologie-Transfer-Initiative GmbH (Germany)

27. GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic  (Germany)


29. Countryscape (United Kingdom)

The overarching objective of CONNECTING is to position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature-based solutions. The project partners will form a community of cities fostering peer-to-peer, transdisciplinary capacity-building between front-runner, fast-follower and multiplier cities within a ‘transitioning, innovation and governance academy’. This academy will co-develop the policy and practices necessary to scale up urban resilience, innovation and governance via nature-based solutions. An open innovation ecosystem approach bringing together city governments, SMEs, academia and civic society will be used to co-produce usable and actionable knowledge in all cities. CONNECTING will provide the reference framework for a new generation of urban nature-based solution processes and empower transitioning ambassadors who will globalise this approach through a strategy targeting multiplier cities. This novel approach, coupled with the high capacity of the consortium, makes CONNECTING an exciting prospect. In addition, linking all open-sourced data to the OPPLA platform will ensure perpetuation beyond the end of the project.

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Funded by: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Funding Programme: Interreg Europe
Programming Period: 2014-2020
Project Title: Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruplehelix cooperation in regional                            innovation chains
Duration: 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2020
Total Budget: €1.247.673

1.  Nicosia Development Agency - ANEL (Cyprus) - Lead Partner

2.  Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia)
3.  Business Agency Association (Bulgaria)
4.  National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (Romania)
5.  Lithuanian Innovation Centre (Lithuania)
6.  PNational Healthcare Service Center (Hungary)
7.  IDERAM Business Development Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Portugal)
8.  DEX Innovation Centre (Czech Republic)

The project HoCare is a partnership of 8 regions across Europe. It aims to positively influence efficiency and impact of Structural Funds. It has additionally three thematic sub-objectives related to the natural generation of innovation for Home Care in regional innovation chains. The first sub-objective is to focus on generation of innovation through addressing unmet needs identified by stakeholder groups in quadruplehelix model means by formal carers (i.e. hospitals, social houses, elderly houses) and informal carers (i.e. family members). The second sub-objective is to focus on generation of innovation through public driven innovation processes anf the third sub-objective is to bring innovative Home Care solutions quicker to the market by using, again, quadruplehelix approach.

For more information: HoCare





















Funded by: European Regional Development Fund

Funding Programme: INTERREG Balkan - Mediterranean

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title:
Catalyzing innovation and enterpreneurship unlocking the potential of emerging production and business models

Project Acronym: Phygital
Duration: 24 months
Total Budget: € 855.172,79


1. Open Technologies Alliance Greek Free/ Open Source Software Society (Greece)

2. Stichting Peer to Peer Alternatives – P2P Lab (Greece)

3. Lakatamia Municipality (Cyprus)

4. Open Labs (Albania)

5. Municipality of North Tzoumerka (Greece)

7. The National Center of Folklore Activities (Albania)

8. University of Nicosia Research Foundation (Cyprus)

PHYGITAL aims to pilot, evaluate and promote an emerging production and business model, based on the conjunction of a global digital commons of knowledge, stemming from various open source projects, with distributed manufacturing technologies, such as three-dimensional (3D) printers and Computerised Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Seeds of this model, codified as “design global, manufacture local” (DGML), have been exemplified by numerous successful commons-oriented projects on a global level, introducing innovative organisational and business patterns. The project is expected to increase local capacities for innovation, by harnessing global knowledge to address local challenges. At the same time, strong transnational cooperation linkages will be created, in support of innovative entrepreneurial ventures, including social enterprises.

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Funded by: European  Development Fund

Funding Programme: EuropeAid

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: Walk the Global Walk


1. Municipality of Fushë-Arrëz (Albania)

2. City of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

3. SENSUS (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

4. Municipality of Sofia (Bulgaria)

5. Region of Istria - Dpt. for International Cooperation and European Affairs (Croatia)

6. Municipality of Strovolos (Cyprus)

7. CARDET (Cyprus)

8. Normandy Regional Council (France)

9. International Institute for Human Rights and Peace (France)

10. Municipality of Fyli (Greece)

11. ActionAid (Greece)

12. Regione Toscana (Italy)

13. Oxfam Italia Intercultura (Italy)

14. Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira (Portugal)

15. AIDGLOBAL (Portugal)

16. Municipality of Bucharest (Romania)

17. Assistance and Programs for Sustainable Development – Agenda 21 (Romania)

18. Glasgow City Council (Scotland)

19. University of Glasgow (Scotland)

20. Carmarthenshire County Council, Department of Education (Wales)

21. Dolen Cymru (Wales)

Walk the Global Walk, through Global Citizenship Education (GCE), mobilizes young people as catalysts for transformational change, localizes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and produces an innovative educational model addressing complexities of the current global agenda. The transferrable and pioneering model, capable of integrating a new understanding of global issues related to migration, climate change and gender equality, will be adapted to the formal education curricula of secondary schools.

Promoted by Tuscany Region and Oxfam Italia Intercultura, and co-funded by the European Union, the Walk the Global Walk project, connects local authorities, and regional and local communities (school communities and civil society organisations) from 11 European countries: Italy, France, Croatia, Cyprus, UK (Wales and Scotland), Portugal, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania. Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11), Climate Action (SDG 13), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16) are the three SDGs to be addressed over the course of this project as they were considered burning issues relevant to young people but ones with which they were not well-acquainted.

Project aim

Walk the Global Walk strives to enhance European partnerships between local authorities and communities by creating a common educational framework within the formal education system that can support and promote awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals.



To open up the space where young people can engage in issues related to global citizenship and sustainable development. To promote a culture of peace, respect for human rights and co-responsibility on a global scale.


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Funded by: European Regional Development Fund

Funding Programme: INTERREG Balkan - Mediterranean

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: Generating SME product and process innovation with a new tourism mobility model.

Project Acronym: INNOVIMENTOR
Duration: 01/2018 - 12/2019
Total Budget: € 989.949,00


1. University if Aegean/Research Unit - Department of Business Administration (Greece)


3. Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (Bulgaria)

4. Center for Heritage Interpretation (Bulgaria)

5. Municipality of Strovolos (Cyprus)

6. Lezha Regional Development Agency (Albania)

7. Unique Junior Enterprise (Albania)

8. A.B.A.T Balkania-Balkan association for alternative tourism (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

INNOViMENTOR supports  businesses in remote, peripheral and sparsely populated areas to grow in regional, national and international markets and engage in innovation processes in the tourism sector. To prevent brain drain and effectively address the skills-job mismatch tourism businesses are facing in the Balkan-Med Area, skills needs and supply-demands trends are mapped. To achieve cross-sector-cooperation, INNOViMENTOR is reforming and reshaping the supply-demand pattern addressing stakeholder fragmentation, fully in accordance with the EU2020 GRAND SOCIETAL CHALLENGES/NEW NARRATIVE FOR EUROPE.


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Funded by: Life Programme

Programming Period: 2014 -2020
Project Title: Climate proofing Urban Municipalities

Project Acronym: Life UrbanProof
Duration: 01/10/2016 – 31/05/2020
Total Budget: € 1.854,000


1. Ministry of Agriculture, Rural  Development & Environment, Department of Environment (Cyprus)  - Lead Partner

2. Comune di Reggio Emilia / Municipality of Reggio Emilia (Italy)

3. Universita IUAV di Venezia (Italy)

4. Municipality of Lakatamia (Cyprus)

5. National Observatory of Athens (Greece)

6. National Technical University of Athens (Greece)

7. Municipality of Peristeri (Greece)

8. Municipality of Strovolos (Cyprus)

The Life UrbanProof project proposes a holistic and highly automated approach for supporting municipalities to assess climate change related vulnerabilities and risks, to explore and evaluate the available adaptation options and to develop adaptation strategies, as well as to monitor climate change, vulnerabilities and adaptation.


In the framework of this project the proposed methodology will be applied in four municipalities in Cyprus, Greece and Italy, where vulnerability assessments will be conducted and adaptation strategies will be developed.


The project aims to develop and demonstrate an innovative decision support tool (UrbanProof toolkit) for adaptation planning in the urban environment which will provide local decision makers, stakeholders and target groups with access to visual information on climate change, vulnerability and adaptation in the form of maps and graphs.


For more information: N/A