The Cyprus Institute is among the winners of a Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) Award for 2023, announced recently during the 17th General Assembly which took place in Rabat, Morocco in early March.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) is an international organization, bringing together 34-member parliaments from the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf regions to discuss and face critical issues, such as regional conflicts, security and counter-terrorism, humanitarian crises, economic integration, climate change, mass migrations, education, human rights and inter-faith dialogue.
The President of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Annita Demetriou, submitted CyI’s nomination in a letter to the PAM, following a proposal by the Cypriot delegation to the Assembly consisting of MPs Mr. Andreas Pasiourtides, Mrs. Rita Theodorou-Superman, Mr. Christos Orphanidis and Mr. Charalambos Theopemptou.
In announcing the award, Mrs. Demetriou noted that the awards are given every year to personalities and organizations from the political, economic, social, cultural, scientific, sport, journalism and artistic communities, who contribute through their actions to establish bridges among the peoples of the region so as to foster understanding, mutual respect, socio-economic cooperation, political dialogue, confidence building and conflict solution. In particular, this year, she added, emphasis was placed on the environment, a field in which The Cyprus Institute particularly excels.
“I warmly congratulate The Cyprus Institute for this award, as it is another recognition of the excellent technological and interdisciplinary work carried out at the Institute. Additionally, the award highlights the Institute’s important contributions to the formation of the Regional Action Plan within the context of supporting the Initiative of the Republic of Cyprus to deal with Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East region, as well as its contributions to research and innovation. I wish The Cyprus Institute every success in its current and future endeavours”, Mrs. Demetriou said.
The Cyprus Institute is the second Cypriot Institution in a row to win the award, following last year’s award to the Karaiskakeio Foundation.