• Akti Project and Research Center


    Akti Project and Research Center

AKTI Project and Research Centre is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was established in 2000 by a group of experts in environmental issues and has succeeded today to create an extensive network of collaborators and volunteers for raising environmental awareness and promoting sustainable development.

Akti Project and Research Center is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), located at Nicosia .

Akti is active in three main domains:


Environmental research and quality of life issues:

-Akti participates and submits proposals in research programmes funded by the European Union, the United Nations, WWF etc.

-Co-operates with foreign organisations and networks related to Environment

-Organises and participates in scientific meetings and conferences


Co-ordination and consulting in research activities of scientists, Non-Governmental Organisations and Local Authorities:

-Akti provides consulting and information to NGOs dealing with cultural activities, sports and environment, as well as to Local Authorities concerning European and other programmes and is participating in their implementation.

-Promotes, co-ordinates and participates in programmes dedicated to young scientists, in order to help them start a career after the completion of their studies.

-Supports local NGOs and individual partners in networking within the European Union


Information and training of citizens for the promotion of sustainable development:

-Akti owns a library specialised on environmental issues, quality of life and coastal zone management

-Disseminates information on environmental issues: through e-mails, by organising meetings and workshops, by publications in the local newspapers and by broadcastings in the electronic media.

-Participates in environmental training and awareness raising programmes.


For more information please contact Kyriaki Demetriou, Project Coordinator.

P.O.Box 14159, 2154 Nicosia
1, Kalliopis str and Larnaka avenue
2102 Aglantzia - Nicosia, Cyprus

Phone: +357 22458485 , Fax: +357 22458486

Email: akti@akti.org.cy

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