The EDEN Project
The Winning Destination
Eligibility Criteria
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This project has been co-financed by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the European Commission under the Grant Programme, ENT/08/IMA/4.1.1 “European Destinations of Excellence - EDEN”, “Tourism and Protected Areas”.

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© Cyprus Tourism
, 2009

The EDEN Project

The European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) is a European Commission Tourism Unit initiative. The National Tourism Representatives of the European member states as well as EU Candidate countries will select the Best Tourism Destination of their country.

The Project is related to “Tourism and Protected Areas”. The selected destinations will be promoted by the European Commission and the participating countries in the EDEN project, promoting their diversity, uniqueness and quality.

Further information on the European Call of proposals can be found on the EDEN website.

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is one of the National Tourism Representatives selected by the European Commission to implement the EDEN project in Cyprus. CTO is inviting entries to its National EDEN Competition for the selection of the Best Tourism Destination on the theme “Tourism and Protected Areas”. Additional information on the Eligibility Criteria, the Application Form, the Submission Instructions, and the Evaluation Criteria are available on the project’s website.

An Information Seminar for prospective applicants is organized in Nicosia at the CTO Headquarter Offices, on Friday, 22 May, 2009 at 10 a.m. [CTO Education Centre].

The deadline of the submission of applications is Tuesday, 2 June, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

CTO has set up an EDEN Help Desk aiming to support candidates for filling-out and submitting their Application Form. The winning destination for Cyprus will be promoted in Cyprus and throughout Europe.

For further information please contact:

EDEN Project Manager

Maro Kazepi
EDEN Coordinator
Tourist Officer
Cyprus Tourism Organisation
19 Limassol Avenue, 2112 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel. 22-691-216
Follow these links for information on rural Cyprus as well as travel and tourism information in Cyprus.

Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Cyprus’ National Tourism Organisation. Visit this site for in-depth information on tourism in Cyprus.

Natura 2000 Network
The European network for protected areas for wild species of flora and fauna.

Maps of the Natura 2000 Network Areas in Cyprus
The Natura 2000 Areas in Cyprus.

Website of the LIFE – NATURE Project
Conservation management in NATURA 2000 sites of Cyprus.

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents
The official association of travel agents and tour operators, regulated by CTO and EU law.