About us

Who we are

The NGO Support Centre is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and strengthening of civil society in Cyprus.

Established in December 1999, the NGO Support Centre has since developed a substantive experience and expertise in the fields of active citizenship, peace and reconciliation, development education, human rights education, intercultural dialogue, and participation.

The NGO Support Centre is currently a member of the following organisations and networks: the Cypriot NGDO Platform (member of CYINDEP – Cyprus Island-wide NGO Development Platform), CCMC - Cyprus Community Media Centre, EPLO – European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, FRA - EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Anna Lindh Foundation and CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

Our Vision

The vision of the NGO Support Centre is a dynamic, active and reactive civil society in Cyprus that participates in and advocates for democracy, dialogue and civic engagement.

Our Work

  • We engage in capacity building activities and trainings to enhance CSOs knowledge and skills on organisational and management issues;
  • We raise awareness about the role and impact of the civil society in the development of transparent and democratic processes and the socioeconomic development of the society;
  • We engage in advocacy activities to strengthen Cypriot civil society and its role vis-à-vis public institutions and the private sector;
  • We implement projects and activities in the fields of active citizenship and participation, development education, peace and reconciliation;
  • We work to improve the legal landscape for CSOs and provide support to individuals and groups interested to set up an NGO in Cyprus.