The European Council decided on 4 March to activate the Temporary Protection Directive.
It was designed to be used in the event of a “mass influx or imminent mass influx” of people coming into the EU and aims to offer immediate help to large groups of people by granting a form of collective protection status.
This is the first time the Directive has been activated.
If you are fleeing Ukraine and coming to the European Union, you will find key information about your rights with regard to crossing the border into an EU country, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for international protection, as well as the rights of travel inside the European Union here.
Please see thewebsite of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sportfor information regarding schooling for the children of Ukrainian refugees in Cyprus.
Greek Language Courses
On 8 September 2022 the Ministry of Education announced that it will be offering free intensive Greek language courses for Ukrainian citizens who have fled the war in Ukraine and are residing in the Republic of Cyprus under temporary protection: Безкоштовні курси з вивчення грецької мови для громадян України, які проживають у Республіці Кіпр через війну в Україні. Classes will be available for adults and for children and will be offered at the State Education Institutes in the all the districts. For more information and to register between 12th – 23rd September, please contact the State Educational Institutes as follows:
Nicosia District: Aglantzias High School, Tel.: 22305215
Limassol District: Lanitio Lyceum, Tel.: 25305245
Larnaca District: Pangyprio Lykeio, Tel.: 24304164
Pafos District: Agia Paraskevi High School, Tel.: 26 963390
Famagusta District: Paralimni High School, Tel.: 23820978