The European Union has recently strengthened its efforts to preserve Cyprus’ cultural heritage. The renewed efforts include a large monetary contribution that will help support the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural heritage.
Pleased with the announcement, Commissioner Vassiliou stated, “Cyprus is an island with an incomparable wealth of cultural heritage, but many sites have unfortunately been allowed to fall into a poor state and need immediate action. I strongly support bi-communal initiatives aimed at safeguarding our common heritage for the benefit of future generations and for supporting local growth and jobs.”
The EU’s contribution will support various projects as directed by the Committee. One such project will involve work to conserve and provide emergency support work to five identified sites. The Committee will also work towards raising awareness of why it is important to protect cultural heritage across Cyprus.