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Profile of registrant

Representation of the Church of Cyprus to the European Institutions

Identification number in the register: 01774163859-33
Registration date: 13/07/10 11:48:37

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/07/14 11:47:10
The date of the last annual update was 01/07/14 14:28:55

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Representation of the Church of Cyprus to the European Institutions
in the Latin alphabet: Church of Cyprus to the E.U. in Brussels
Acronym: RCCEI
Legal status: Non profitable Organization
Website address:


Section: V - Organisations representing churches and religious communities
and more precisely: Organisations representing churches and religious communities

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Porfyrios (Papastylianou) Bishop of Neapolis
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Porfyrios (Papastylianou) Bishop of Neapolis
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 2 Square Ambiorix 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 26124190
Fax number: (+32) 26124191
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The goals of the Bureau are:

1. The projection and presentation of the ongoing illegal occupation of Christian worshipping places and other Christian monuments for 35 years from the Turkish troops that are found in the nothern part of the Republic of Cyprus. The awerness about the ongoing destruction, profanation and pillage of these monuments by the Turkish occupation troops and the illegal false state.
2. The awereness about the theft and illegal exporting of more than 50 thousands Byzantine icons, Byzantine frescos and other Byzantine treasures from places of worship, in which they could be found until July 1974. Many of them were located in European and other auction halls and have been repatriated after coordinated attempts.
3. The observation of all the issues that are related to the activities and developments of the European Union and are of interest to the Church of Cyprus, with the aim of formulating statements and suggestions to the relevant authorities.
4. The participation in the dialogue for peace, reconciliation and cooperation among the peoples of Europe. In this framework, cultural and humanitarian activities are supported and reinforced with respect to the diversified national and cultural identities of Europe.
5. The projection and support of the spiritual, cultural and social work of the Church of Cyprus through the institutions of the European Union and any other European organizations.
6. The development of relationships between the representatives of Churches, religious organisations and other representatives of the Society of Citizens that act in the European Union.
7. The participation in activities that are promoted in a European level and are concerned with the religious, spiritual and financial solidarity among European peoples and the rest of the world. The ultimate goal is to reinforce the principles of solidarity and mutual respect in a context that goes against xenophobia and racial discriminations.
8. The contribution to the organising of various demonstrations (lectures, seminars. meetings etc.) inspired by our Orthodox Christian culture, history and art.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Georgios Ioannou 25/07/14 23/07/15
porfyrios papastylianou 26/07/14 25/07/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 3
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

The Orthodox Church of Cyprus.

Financial data

Financial year: 06/2012 - 06/2013
Total budget: 120,000
of which public financing: 120,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
Central Eccleciastical Fund : 120,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.