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National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus (1/2006)-EN

Cyprus prepared the National Lisbon Programme, as envisaged by the European Council in order to advance the targets set out in the Lisbon strategy. During the preparation of the National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus, social partners, political parties and the private sector in general were informed and consulted extensively. Thus, the preparation of the report provided a much-needed platform for a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders on the broad reform agenda. The draft Lisbon programme was prepared by mid-September 2005 and discussed with social partners and the political parties and the final version was submitted to and approved by the Council of Ministers.

Overall Strategic Approach

The overall strategic approach focuses on the need to tackle effectively the challenges faced by Cyprus. The overriding objective of the National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus is to enhance the growth potential of the economy and raise the standards of living and hence achieve real convergence with the EU. The proposed reforms pay particular attention to the need to enhance social cohesion and achieve a more efficient use of natural resources so as to ensure the sustainability of growth over the longer term.

The proposed national Lisbon Strategy aims at creating a dynamic and competitive economy, which will deliver high growth and living standards for the citizens of Cyprus. A healthy and stable macroeconomic environment underpinned by sound fiscal and monetary policies, is a prerequisite for the successful implementation of these reforms. Policies to enhance investment in physical and human capital, research and development, and the country’s infrastructures are key.

Sound macroeconomic policies, structural reforms in labour, product and capital markets are imperative for a more dynamic and well-functioning European Monetary Union (EMU). In this respect the policies set out in the programme are based on the principles governing EMU and the long-run targets outlined in the Lisbon Agenda.

The enhancement of productivity and of the competitiveness of the economy constitute core elements of the Programme which will help raise long-term growth, but will also make the transition and participation to the Euro zone easier.

Key Challenges for Cyprus: 

  • Sustainability of public finances.
  • Improve the quality of public finances via a redirection of public expenditure.
  • Increase the diversification of the economy towards higher value added activities through mainly, an increased utilisation of the comparative advantages of the island.
  • Promotion of Research and Development and innovation as well as facilitation of Information and Communication Technologies diffusion.
  • Structural reforms targeting at enhancing competition and improving the overall business climate.
  • Upgrading of basic infrastructures.
  • Further human capital development:
    • Enhancement of the links of the educational system to labour market needs.
    • Development of a comprehensive national framework for lifelong learning.
    • Continuous upgrading and adaptability of skills to labour market needs
  • Further enhancement of the conditions of social cohesion
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability.




Cyprus: HRDA study identifies green skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2017-27 (1/2018)
Cyprus - Employment forecasts 2017-27 (4/2017)
Youth Board of Cyprus programmes for Active Youth and Youth Entrepreneurship Development (3/2017)
Cyprus: Accreditation and upgrading of the Post-Secondary Institutes of Vocational Education and Training (2/2017)
Adoption of the first National Youth Strategy for Cyprus (1/2017)
Vocational Skills Week Events in Cyprus (4/2016)
Reform and Upgrading of the Apprenticeship Scheme (New Modern Apprenticeship) of Cyprus (3/2016)
Identification of blue skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2016-26 (2/2016)
Reform of the Vocational Education and Training System of Cyprus (1/2016)
Evaluation of the Impact of the Schemes for Job Placement of Unemployed Young Persons for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/Organisations implemented by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2015)
Employment forecasts in Cyprus 2014-2024 (4/2015)
Evaluation of the Impact of Activities of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2014)
Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2014-2020 (9/2014)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (2/2012)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (1/2011)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2010-2020
Development of a Competence-Based System of Vocational Qualifications in Cyprus
Training measures to reduce the effects of the economic crisis on the labour market of Cyprus
Completion of Projects Co-financed by the ESF
Good Practices of Community Initiative EQUAL in Cyprus (3/2008)
Strategy of the Operational Programme “Employment, Human Capital and Social Cohesion” 2007-2013 for Cyprus (3/2008)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2008-2018
Elaboration of a Lifelong Learning Strategy for Cyprus 2007-2013 (1/2008)
Human Capital Development is at the Forefront of the New National Productivity Strategy for Cyprus (3/2007)
The thematic priority “Human Resources and Social Cohesion” features prominently in the NSRF 2007-2013 for Cyprus (2/2007)
Forecasts of Employment Needs for Nursing Staff in Cyprus 2005-2015 (3/2006)
Progress Towards the Development of a Life Long Learning Strategy for Cyprus (3/2006)
Highlights of Education and Training Priorities in the National Lisbon Programme for Cyprus (2/2006)
National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus (1/2006)
Launching Europass in Cyprus (1/2006)
Feasibility Workshop on European Skill Needs Forecasting (1/2006)
Presenting ReferNet in Cyprus (1/2006)
Employment Forecast Studies Cover Wide Spectrum (3/2005)
Education Reform Widely Debated (2/2005)
Employability and Opportunity in Cyprus? (1/2005)
Cyprus Contribution to the Enlargement Dossier (2004)
Training Actions Under the Single Programming Document of Cyprus for Objective 3 Human Resources (3/2004)
Preparing Cyprus for ReferNet (2/2004)
A Major Resource for a Small Economy (1/2004)
Boosting Vocational Training Capabilities (3/2003)


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Dr Andreas Trokkos

Director of Finance
Research and Planning Directorate Ministry of Finance


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