France in Cyprus: Archeological Cooperation

France’s ambition to strengthen scientific relations with Cyprus

June 28th, 2017
Hélène Meyer, CD News
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On June 7th, 2017, Professor Jean-Denis Vigne, Research Director at the CNRS, held a conference on “The Beginnings of the Neolithic period In Cyprus”.


80 scientists from 25 countries attended this conference which took place in the Institut Français of Cyprus. The event was organized in jointly by the University of Cyprus in partrnership with the Department of Antiquities.

The French partners of the event included also the following institutions: French School at Athens, the French National Center for Scientific Research and the French National Museum of Natural History,. Four French missions have been conducting archeological investigations for years now. The conference highlighted the dynamism of the scientific cooperation between France and Cyprus.

On May, 13rd, 2016, the Institut Français of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute, a reference institution for scientific research in the region, signed an official cooperation agreement. The partnership between these two Institutes will span for over several years and its signing underlines the strong relations between the two countries in the scientific field and it opens development perspectives for France in Cyprus.


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