The EDEN Project
Eligibility Criteria
Evaluation Criteria
The Winning Destination
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Application Form
Submission Instructions
EDEN Help Desk
EDEN EU website
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The project has been co-financed by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the European Commission under the Grant Programme EDEN: GRO/SME/18/C/065 - Selection 2019 – «Health and well-being tourism»

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Tourism, 2019


The EDEN 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 Tourism Unit. Since 2014 the Programme continues to be implemented under the framework of COSME Programme.

The overall aim of the initiative is “to draw attention to the value, diversity and shared characteristics of European tourism 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 theme of this competition is “Health and well-being tourism”. The winning destinations will be promoted by the European Commission and the participating countries, thereby promoting the diversity, uniqueness, and quality of the European tourism destinations.

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism (DMT) has been selected by the European Commission to implement the EDEN 2019 project in Cyprus. The DMT is inviting entries to its Cyprus EDEN Competition for the selection of the Best Tourism Destination on the theme “Health and well-being tourism”.

Those wishing to participate in the competition can find additional information on the “Eligibility Criteria”, the “Application Forms”, the “Submission Instructions” and the “Evaluation Criteria” sections which are available on this website.

The application deadline is on Friday, September 27 at 12:00 pm.

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


Follow these links for travel and tourism information in Cyprus.

Deputy Ministry of Tourism
Visit this site and find everything you need to plan the perfect trip to Cyprus.

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents
The official association of travel agents and tour operators, regulated by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and EU Law.

Cyprus Agrotourism Company
Visit this site and discover traditional accommodation in various villages across Cyprus.