• Who  was involved?

Besides the members of all partner countries, stakeholders from Cyprus and Romania participated.

  • What  happened?

During  the  morning  session of the  first  day, the  procedural aspects of the project were presented. The participants discussed the project’s progress across all the involved countries. The next steps were defined in order to  ensure that the activities are in line with the project’s schedule . The  second  half  of   the   first  day  was  devoted   mainly  to  the presentations from the members of the Cyprus’ CoP, who gave through their different specialities, the State of Art in Cyprus regarding the   VIOLET’s  objectives.   A presentation from the project’s  coordinator  (RESOLVO),  regarding the   common points/differences of the multi-sector approach in the involved countries, followed.

The day completed with the results from the participative session on ‘ Solutions of the Weaknesses and Threats of the Multi-sector Approach’ and the presentation of ‘ Relevant criteria for selection of   Good Practices in the framework of Interreg Europe Programme’.

In the evening, an optional tour at the old city was provided by the host partner (CEA). All the partners chose to participate and they   had   the   opportunity   to   see   samples   of   the   traditional, historical and cultural architecture of the city.

The 2nd day of the project meeting included visits to two of the most characteristic, in terms of cultural heritage - villages of Cyprus, Kalavasos and Lefkara.

Kalavasos has a history of around 9,500 years, therefore a lot of influences from the different inhabitants/colonists of the island, are obvious on the village’s architectural and cultural heritage. Besides the tour in the village, the guests had the opportunity to see the successful restoration &   renovation of traditional residences, to a hotel.

Lefkara, have a history of around 1,000 years and as it’s considered an example of the traditional settlements in Cyprus, numerous buildings of the village have been listed   by   the ‘Department of Antiquities’ and the ‘Department of Housing and Urbanism’. In addition, over the last 40 years, several buildings have been rehabilitated by the ‘Department of Antiquities’. The guests   had   the   opportunity   to   walk   around   the   village   and informed by a local resident, about the various stages of the village in history.

The 3rd and final day of the project meeting, was devoted to a ‘round table’ discussion between the partners from Cyprus (CEA), the partners from Romania (SE RDA) and the stakeholders of the two   countries.   All the participants had the opportunity to exchange opinions and discuss about the issues that the project deals with, and at the same, to recognise common barriers and good practises in the two countries.