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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. Contact today the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (tel. 22889840, gear-cyprus@ccci.org.cy) and learn how You can benefit from this unique programme.

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The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a long standing experience in participating in European Commission and other funded projects. It is the Chamber’s belief that such projects are an invaluable tool for acquiring experience and gaining access to sources of knowledge relevant to the interests of its member enterprises, be that of educational nature, training, research or hands-on experience, in fields ranging from e-commerce, gender equality, environmental management, cross-border business cooperation and so on.

The recent and current projects implemented by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, include the following:

Project NameProject DescriptionProgramme NameProject start dateProject end date
MENTOR The proposed Blue Career Centre of Eastern Mediterranean (EM) and Black Sea(BS),
aims to attract young people and experienced workers and fill existing skills' gaps by supporting activities
that will increase employability in key Blue sectors of the region: Maritime Transport (shipping, ports,
ship-repairs and shipbuilding), cruise and nautical tourism, aquaculture and offshore oil and gas.
EASME/EMFF/2016/1.2.1.2 - Blue Careers in EuropeMarch 2017February 2019
AC4SMESMEs are less likely to take on apprentices than larger companies, whereas they represent two-thirds of private sector employment in Europe. The aim of the AC4SME project is to involve a growing number of SMEs in apprenticeship, by developing and training a network of SME apprenticeship coaches in Chambers of Commerce, as well as providing them with necessary tools to support SMEs in offering quality apprenticeship placements.

Report from the 1st Focus Group held in Nicosia, January 2017:
“How Cypriot SMEs view the Apprenticeship System” (available in Greek only).
Erasmus+ (KA3 – Lot2)July 2016July 2018
PRESOLVEThe objective of PRESOLVE is to provide business intermediaries with tools to support natural or legal persons in difficulties with their business activities, where there is a likelihood of insolvency, where insolvency proceedings are pending, or after insolvency proceedings (second chance). JUST/2014February 2016February 2018
GEAR The aim of this project is to assist in in the alleviation of EU unemployment by supporting the creation and growth of new start-up businesses, which will consequently leas to the creation of new jobs. This will be achieved by matching 77 New Entrepreneurs with 77 experienced Host entrepreneurs. Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs February 2016January 2018
EUPA_NEXTThe project has two main objectives: At the sector Level the project aims to develop a European/ International qualifications for administration personnel in four EQF levels; At the policy level the project aims to identify the situation of the countries as far as ECVET is concerned and to develop national as well as comparative reportERASMUS + September 2015August 2018
EWasteRThe general goal of the EWASTER project is to develop and establish a new quality interdisciplinary curriculum in E-Waste Recycling and Re-use management sector in Europe. Aiming to contribute to sustainable production and consumption by the prevention of WEEE and the re-use, recycling and other forms of recovery; to adapt curriculum contents, vocational training, delivery methods and assessment to the intended learning outcomes, encourage sense of initiative and entrepreneurship (business start-up)ERASMUS+, Sector Skills Alliance January 2015January 2017
VALORGExplore resources and development opportunities within the circular economy in the recycling of organic waste and crop residues. Link up the needs and employability of public and develop Model Programs of workplace training in the framework of the experimented activities of recovery of organic waste in circular economyPROGRESSNovember 2014May 2016
NAAGRCYThe main scope of the projcect is to encourage the modernization of apprenticeship, embedded in Dual Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in Greece and Cyprus. The proposed project will draw on best practices implemented in Germany, thus benefiting from the transfer of knowledge and experience.ERASMUS+, Key Action 3October 2014September 2016
ESCAPE The project is based on transferable business model which will be ready to be replicated in other possibly interested countries, the project partners will propose innovative and sustainable transnational tourism packages for seniors in orders to increase tourism flows in Europe off-season, as well as carry out pilot tests to assess the effectiveness of these packages.Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme September 2014 February 2016
Leading by Example ProjectThe overall objectives to which the project will contribute is to increase the dialogue, trust, cooperation and reconciliation between civil societies, including the business communities, throughout the Cyprus, and to increase the involvement of Cypriot civil society in decision making processes at the political level.Cypriot Civil Society in Action IVJuly 2014 June 2017
Mediation Meets Judges!The aim of the project is to foster the use of mediation in civil and commercial disputes and to increase judicial referral of disputes to mediation, providing judges with a “direct” knowledge about mediation and a practical toolkitJUST/2013March 2014March 2016
FIREMEDFIREMED project intends to approach both LRAs and Financial Operators that are charged with supporting energy sector SME development, in order to propose innovative financial instruments for the Local Development plans as well as innovative services and improve the matching between SME requests of financial means and Investors. The project goals will consider the financial situation of many countries and need to balance the public support of Energy sector, strengthening the cooperation between private and public Institutions.
MED 2007-2013May 2013June 2015
STS MED ENPIThe STS‐MED project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of CS (Concentrated Solar) small scale integrated systems and promote their wide adoption in the Mediterranean basin. It also aims at facilitating the growth of local economies combined with an improved environmental sustainability.ENPI CBC MEDFebruary 2013December 2016
Go to Mediation!This project focuses on the promotion of mediation in civil and commercial disputes and to improvement of access to mediation for businessesJUST /2011-2012 January 2013December 2014
SYNPRATTO The Syn-Pratto project is called upon to handle the low competitiveness component of products and services, the lack of specialised and trained personnel of Cypriot and Aegean SME. Moreover, the existence of a big number of small and very small enterprises with export orientation which are unable to satisfy the demands of the temporary model of the operation of the markets is among project’s core objectives.Interreg IIIA Greece- CyprusOctober 2012September 2014
EUEYEs This project, covering the geographical area of Cyprus, Greece and Netherlands aims to create 60 successful relationships between new entrepreneurs and experienced host entrepreneurs in order to enhance the mobility of new or start up entrepreneurs and offer room for improvement in the competitiveness of enterprises. Erasmus for Young EntrepreneursMay 2012January 2014
ECO FUNDINGECOFUNDING is a project designed to create new investment possibilities that favour green SMEs. The main objective of the project is to create a comprehensive platform of financial resources that link investors and entrepreneurs and include all financial engineering mechanisms that are promoted by the EU. At the same time, it will provide innovative solutions to financing concerning venture capital, private investment and the creation of public-private cooperation structures.MED 2007-2013January 2012December 2015
ENESKILLSThe projects aim is to enhance the vocational skills and knowledge of construction and on-site workers in existing and emerging technologies aiding towards implementing the EU directives for energy efficiency of buildings and near zero energy buildings Intelligent Energy EuropeNovember 2011May 2013
Authentic LearningThe project aims in advancing education by developing and applying a model of authentic learning based on real world problem solving through collaborations between schools and enterprises. The model focuses on developing a Teacher Training Program to train school staff in creating, implementing and evaluating learning activities using authentic learning approaches.LEONARDO DA VINCINovemeber 2011October 2013
Economic Interdependence IIThe basic objective of the project is the promotion of the economic interdependence between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot community by helping the enterprises of the two communities to strengthen their economic relations and also by demonstrating the economic benefits of a settlement.UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMESeptember 2011August 2013
SYNERGOThe Syn-Ergo project is called upon to handle the weakness of development of extrovert actions of the small and medium sized enterprises of the border area Crete-Cyprus due to their island and isolation features. Also in the framework of this project a common brand name will be created for Crete and Cyprus products in the European markets.Interreg IIIA Greece- CyprusMay 2011May 2013
CYEYEs The CYEYEs project focused on the area of Cyprus only with the aim of developing 60 successful relationships under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Erasmus for Young EntrepreneursFebruary 2011October 2012
SCORE The SCORE project aimed to provide effective strategies and tools to improve policy making and implementation for energy efficiency in the buildings sectorCBC MEDJanuary 2010November 2012
EUPAEUPA’s main objective was to develop a model for the recognition and validation of the qualifications of Personal Assistants based on learning outcomesLifelong Programme October 2009July 2012

 

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