Award tribute to Dr Gregory Makrides (University of Cyprus) at the special ceremony in the European Parliament

Dr Gregory Makrides, Director of Research and International Relations (University of Cyprus) and President of the Cyprus Mathematical Society, was awarded the "2014 Award for outstanding achievements in development of the EU through European Projects". The award was presented at a special ceremony held on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.

The ceremony was attended by MEPs and Members of the Committee for International Affairs in the Parliament, Governors and Directors of European Regions, the President of the European Commission Centre for Economic and Social Affairs and other officials. The award is based on the extensive activity and achievements of Dr Makrides in European Projects for which he secured funding and coordinated for the last 10 years, thus contributing to the development of the European Union through the European project results. Dr. Makrides was also a partner in many other European projects since 1999 to present and participated as an expert in various committees and groups of the European Commission.

Dr Makrides is also a long-standing member of the UNICA International Relations Officers Group and has contributed actively to several UNICA-led projects, most recently to IMOTION: Integration and Promotion of Staff Training Courses at Universities across Europe.

UNICA extends its warmest congratulations on his achievements.

European projects coordinated by Dr Makrides:
EDIPED (2002-2005) – Development of a European Digital Portfolio for Educators, MATHEU (2003-2006)-Identification, Motivation and Support of Mathematical Talents in European Schools, CAREER-EUshop (2008-2010)-One-Stop-Service Career Guidance Service for Europeans, INENTER (2010-2012): Improving the Placements and Internships from Academia to Enterprises, Be-CONNECTED (2009-2015)-Developing University-Industry Liaison Offices from in the Universities Operating in the Republic of Cyprus, PEOPLE (2012-2013)-Marie-Sllodowska-Curie Conference under the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Le-MATH(2012-2014)-Learning Mathematics through new communication factors, CYEYES (2012-2013)-Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs “Cyprus EYEs are open” (Cycle 3), EUEYES (2013-2014)-Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs “Europe EYEs are open” (Cycle 4).