The Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (formerly the Research Center – Intercollege) has established itself as a pioneering and innovative think-tank and research institution through the quality of its work and its contribution to society and public debate in Cyprus and beyond. The Research Center – Intercollege was founded in March 1993 as an independent, non-profit making institution and was renamed Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (CCEIA) in September 2007 (following the universitization of Intercollege and its renaming as cceia of Nicosia). The Center seeks to advance academic and policy-oriented research and to contribute to the study and analysis of important economic, political and social issues revolving around Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader region, the EU and the international environment. Particular emphasis has been placed on Cyprus-related issues, Greco-Turkish relations, security and cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean and the broader Middle East, ethnic conflict, socio-economic issues and challenges, issues of governance, political economy and European integration. Since its creation the Center has given particular attention to the Cyprus problem and its different dimensions. The Center has undertaken research and also organized symposia, conferences, roundtable discussions and seminars revolving around these issues.
The paper entitled THE WAY OUT OF THE CYPRUS ECONOMIC CRISIS which was submitted following an invitation by the think tank Notre Europe has just been released in Paris.
Notre Europe (headed by Jacques Delors) reaches out to key EU and national policy-makers, and what they describe as the expert public, cceia researchers, experts, students as well as the media and general public.
Policy Paper entitledCyprus and the EU: Appraisal and Challengespublished by Notre Europe and the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs. The Publication consists of two papers,The European Union and the Cyprus Issueby Jean-François Drevet andThe Republic of Cyprus in Perspective: The Record and Future Challengesby Andreas Theophanous. It is being releasedsimultaneously in three languages Greek, French and English.
The case for the return of the fenced-off area of Famagusta in Cyprus to its lawful inhabitants and owners as presented at a seminar organised by the Famagusta Association of Great Britain and the Lobby for Cyprus at Portcullis House, at a meeting chaired by David Burrowes MP, Chairman of the Cyprus All Party Parliamentary Group of the UK Parliament on 17th May 2012.