The Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) was founded in 1960 by 19 pioneering entrepreneurs. Today, its members are active in all sectors of the economy and employ more than 60% of the private sector’s workforce. OEB is a Pancyprian, independent non-profit organization comprising of 60 of the main professional/sectoral Associations as well as hundreds of companies from the Manufacturing, Services, Commercial, Construction and Agricultural Sectors. In total, OEB has more than 5.000 Member/Enterprises.

In particular, the Energy & Environment Division of OEB was founded in 2016 and its goals are to be pioneer in the topics of energy and environment, to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy sources and remove administrative or other barriers, to support Cypriot manufacturers to maintain their global position in the installation of domestic solar thermal systems and ensure their competitiveness, to promote clean technologies for environmental protection and the 2030 targets for circular economy and climate change, to provide education and training, to promote efficient use of energy, to provide technical advisory support on sector related issues, to promote cooperation between academia and industry in the fields of energy and environment and in the development of research and innovation.

There are many projects have been developed by the Energy & Environment Division that aim e.g. the promotion of eco-innovation, blue energy, GHG emission reduction etc.

OEB operates in environmentally friendly manner. Since 2017 OEB is EMAS certified and produces renewable electricity on site through PV net metering system.

INSETE is a non-profit organisation founded in early 2013, on the initiative of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), by four partners with intense activity in critical areas of the Greek tourism market: SETE (principal partner), the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (HHF), the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Rented Rooms and Apartments (SETKE).

Goal – Mission

To contribute with well-substantiated ideas to promoting both public and private policies that will support, modernise and improve the Greek tourism sector and any other service sector which is directly or indirectly associated with it.

Specifically, to support SETE with:

– documented and thought out interventions in social and public dialogue (positions, proposals, etc.) aimed at promoting policies to support, modernise and improve Greek tourism.

– implementing actions to research, inform and disseminate knowledge, to develop human resources and improve and certify quality of enterprises and the skills of professionals and workers in Greek tourism.

Lines of Action

  1. To research, safeguard and promote the position and contribution of tourism to sustainable economic, social and cultural growth and development at both a national and European level.
  2. To support and promote entrepreneurship (both conventional and social) in the tourism sector, and in any other service sector which is directly or indirectly associated with it.
  3. To enhance Human Resources development policies and tools for the tourism sector and any other service sector which is directly or indirectly associated with it.
  4. To provide scientific, technical or other form of documentation and support to SETE on issues relevant to its activities and operations, and to help it achieve its objectives.

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