The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has ten Metropolitan regions within Cyprus and more than 300 parishes. The head of the Church of Cyprus is His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II. The Church of Cyprus is managed by the Holy Synod, which consists of seventeen members. More information can be found in the website of the Church of Cyprus.

The Church of Cyprus, apart from its spiritual orientation, has a wide social activity with different aspects in the fields of social contribution, social entrepreneurship and cultural and environmental heritage preservation as well as the fields of energy and the youth. Toward the enhancement of this activity, the Church of Cyprus has established “FILOKALIA”, a non-governmental and non-profit organization.

“FILOKALIA” in ancient  Greek  means  the  love  of  the  beautiful,  the  good;  as  such  the  scope of “FILOKALIA” is  to  support  and  educate  children,  young  people  and  adults  to  participate  in  activities  that promote the principles of the common good within Europe.

“FILOKALIA” has the aim to support educational and cultural activities for children, young people and adults, activities against poverty and unemployment in order  to  enhance  people’s  quality of life as well as activities in the fields of cultural and environmental heritage preservation.

Research Activity

Fields of Activity:

  • Social Contribution
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Youth activities (Education, Training, Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Environmental Heritage Preservation
  • Energy

EU External Funding for the Year 2016: 

Ιερά Μητρόπολη Μόρφου:

  • Στρεμματικές Επιχορηγήσεις (Συμβατικές και Βιολογικές Καλλέργειες) και Πιστοποίηση Βιολογικής Καλλιέργειας
  • Αναστήλωση Πολιτιστικού Κέντρου Περιστερώνας – UNDP
  • Περιβάλλον Καινοτομία: Εξοικονόμηση Νερού για την Αποφυγή Απερήμωσης - Επιτροπή Περιβάλλοντος ΕΕ (Απευθείας από ΕΕ)

Ιερά Αρχιεπισκοπή Κύπρου:

  • Erasmus KA1 – Ξενοφοβία(2016) ~5,000.00 EUR
  • Erasmus KA1 – Επιχειρηματικότητα (2017) ~5,000.00 EUR
  • Erasmus KA1 – Μέσα και Κοινωνικά Μέσα Επικοινωνίας (2017) ~5,000.00 EUR
  • Προστασία και Ανάδειξη της Πολιτιστικής Κληροομιάς Ελλάδας και Κύπρου σε Μουσειακές Συλλογές (2017) -  Interreg (Byzantine Museum) - 1,047,000.00 EUR

Ιερά Μητρόπολη Λεμεσού:

  • Ψηφιακό Αποσφράγισμα Αγιώνυμων Νήσων - Πλοηγοί Ψηφιοποίησης Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς Εκκλησιών Κύπρου και Κρήτης (2017) – Interreg – 1,160,000.00 EUR


Contact Person: Dr. Vasileios Drakonakis

Contact Email: [email protected] 

Contact Phone: +357 22430461

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