European Union Aid Programme
for Turkish Cypriot community
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EU Grant Support Team
The overall objective of the EU-financed Grant Support Team, formerly known as the Programme Management Unit (PMU), is to provide technical assistance to the design, assessment, implementation and monitoring of grant scheme projects in line with EU rules within the scope of the Aid Programme.


The Grant Support Team is responsible for actions such as support to the development of grant scheme guidelines, assessment of grant applications, capacity building activities for project applicants and beneficiaries, assistance to grant beneficiaries during project implementation and the monitoring of grant projects in the civil society, community development, human resource, private sector development and rural development sectors.

Other activities include updating and maintenance of two websites (www.tcceugrantsupport.eu and www.tccruraldevelopment.eu), establishment and maintenance of the Monitoring Information System and supporting programme visibility activities.

Capacity building activities include support to SMEs, civil society organisations, schools, rural micro-enterprises, local communities, NGOs and farmers in all procurement processes (supplies, works, services), project management, contract administration and reporting.

Analytical work undertaken by the World Bank
The overall objective of the Economic Analysis Programme for Growth and Sustainable Development is to assist with the development process to further economic convergence within Cyprus.


The specific objectives of the programme are to: (i) fill knowledge gaps on macroeconomic developments in the northern part of Cyprus; (ii) elaborate for the Turkish Cypriot economy suggestions for selected priority areas based upon economic and sector analyses; and (iii) enhance local understanding of constraints impeding development and reforms through intensive outreach and consultation.

Reports can be accessed under the Documents section of the website.