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NGO Support Centre

National Network: 
27 Ezekia Papaioannou Street,
1075 Nicosia
00357 22875099
00357 22875411
E-Mail (2): 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

TThe NGO Support Centre is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to the development and strengthening of civil society in Cyprus.

Established in December 1999, the NGO Support Centre has since developed a substantive experience and expertise in the fields of active citizenship, peace and reconciliation, development education, human rights education, intercultural dialogue, and participation.

The NGO Support Centre is currently a member of the following organisations and networks: the Cypriot NGDO Platform (member of CYINDEP – Cyprus Island-wide NGO Development Platform), CCMC - Cyprus Community Media Centre, FRA - EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Anna Lindh Foundation and CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

Mission and Objectives: 

The mission of the NGO Support Centre is the creation a dynamic, active and reactive civil society in Cyprus that participates in and advocates for democracy, dialogue and civic engagement.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The NGO Support Centre implements the following:

  • capacity building activities and trainings to enhance CSOs knowledge and skills on organisational and management issues
  • awareness raising about the role and impact of the civil society in the development of transparent and democratic processes and the socioeconomic development of the society
  • advocacy activities to strengthen Cypriot civil society and its role vis-à-vis public institutions and the private sector
  • projects and activities in the fields of active citizenship and participation, development education, peace and reconciliation
  • improvement of the legal landscape for CSOs and support to individuals and groups interested to set up an NGO in Cyprus
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Marilena Kyriakou
Job Title: 
Project Coordinator
Head of the organisation: 
Michalis Avraam