Main Activities of the Research Center - Intercollege


In the last two months the Research Center – Intercollege participated in a major international conference on Turkey in Berlin, organized a seminar on Federalism and subsidiarity in the EU in Nicosia as well as a series of events in the framework of the PRINCE program “Raising Green Awareness, Creating Active Citizens”.


In May Professor Andreas Theophanous, Director General of the Research Center participated in the International Conference entitled “The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU, and the Middle East”, in Berlin. The conference was organized by the Helmut Kohl Institute for European Studies of the Hebrew University in collaboration with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and the support of the European Commission. Professor Andreas Theophanous presented the theme “Euro-Turkish Relations and Cyprus” in the Session “Resolving Conflicts on the Way to the EU”.


Earlier, in April, the Center organized a seminar entitled “Federalism and Subsidiarity in the EU - Lessons for Cyprus” with the participation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, Mrs. Eva Hager and Professor Heinrich Neisser of the Institute of Political Science at Innsbruck University.


In addition, four events entitled “Tourism, Protected Areas and Climatic Changes”, “Biodiversity, Natural Resources and Soil”, “Ground-Sea-and Coastal Waters – Fishing and Fish Culture” and “Health and Genetically Modified Organisms” were organized within the framework of the European Commission funded PRINCE programme “Raising Green Awareness, Creating Active Citizens”. 


On 31 May the Center hosted a presentation of the book “Glafkos Clerides: Ten Years Presidency 1993-2003 – Anxious Efforts for the Resolution of the Cyprus Problem” («ΓΛΑΥΚΟΣ ΚΛΗΡΙΔΗΣ Δεκάχρονη Προεδρία 1993-2003 Αγωνιώδεις Προσπάθειες Λύσης του Κυπριακού Προβλήματος») by Dr. Prokopis N. Vanezis former Ambassador and High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in Australia.  Vangelis Coufoudakis, Professor of Political Science and Rector of Intercollege, presented the book with Dr Savvas Kokkinos on behalf of the publishing company EN TYPOIS and Mrs Vanezi on behalf of the writer delivering short addresses.  Andreas Theophanous chaired the event.


On Wednesday, 7 June 2006, the Research Center – Intercollege in collaboration with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus and the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus, is organizing a seminar on “EU Enlargement and Russia”. The keynote speaker will be Nadzhaf E. Abdullaev, Head of Division, Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia who will elaborate on “Russia and the EU Enlargement: Security Implications in the Eastern Mediterranean”. Themis Themistocleous, Head of Representation of the European Commission in the Republic of Cyprus will deliver a welcoming address whilst Andreas Theophanous, Professor of Political Economy and Director General of the Research Center – Intercollege will make an intervention to initiate the discussion, which will be chaired by Van Coufoudakis, Professor of Political Science, and Rector of Intercollege.


On June 17, 2006 a conference entitled “Environmental Acqui Communataire: a critical approach” will be organized by the Unit of Environmental Studies of the Research Center – Intercollege. The conference is organized in the framework of the project “Raising Green Awareness, Creating Active Citizens”, which is funded by the European Commission. George Kremlis on behalf of the European Commission will present the environmental acqui communataire and its implementation in member states, Dr.Adamos Adamou, MP of the European Parliament will elaborate on the role of the European citizens and parliament in the implementation of the acqui communataire.

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