The EDEN VII Project
Eligibility Criteria
Application Form
Evaluation Criteria
Submission Instructions
EDEN VII Help Desk
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This project has been co-financed by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the European Commission under the Grant Programme, COS-WP2014-3-15.01- Selection 2014 “Tourism and Local Gastronomy”.

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The EDEN VII Project

The present program is a continuation of the initiative European Destinations of Excellence (European Destinations of Excellence - EDEN) launched in 2006 by the European Commission. Since 2014 the program continues to be implemented under the framework of COSME program.

The overall aim of the initiative is “to draw attention to the value, diversity and shared characteristics of European tourist destinations and to promote destinations where the economic growth objective is pursued in such a way as to ensure the social, cultural and environmental sustainability of tourism”. For those reasons 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 “Local Gastronomy”. The selected destinations will be promoted by the European Commission and the participating countries in the EDEN project, promoting their diversity, uniqueness and quality.

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

The deadline of the submission of applications is Monday 13 July, 2015 at 12:00.

CTO has set up an EDEN VII 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.


Elena Pericleous

Tourist Officer
Cyprus Tourism Organisation
19 Lemesos Avenue
2112 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Tel. 22-691-292
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.