Living With Teenagers

Information for parents with teenagers on youth organisations, youth employment law, driving, drugs, alcohol and teenage pregnancy...

The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a difficult process, with youths having to face a wide range of complex issues. Youth policy in Cyprus is in the early stage of development and is under the direction of the Youth Board of Cyprus.

The Youth Board of Cyprus (Οργανισμού Νεολαίας Κύπρου) is a semi-government organisation that aims to promote progress and prosperity among young people in Cyprus. The board promotes the active participation of youth in the development of the country. Events are announced on their website and their facebook page. Districts usually have their own local branch of the youth board. 

Some of the programs offered by the Youth Board include: the annual Youth Festival, the European Youth Card, Youth Information Centres, counselling services, European Union "YOUTH" program, Narcotics Hotline (1410), and the Multifunctional Youth Centre in Ekali.

The Centres for Youth Information (KEPLI) provide young people with general information and counselling services.

  • Youth Information Centre of Lefkosia
    Tompazi 14,
    1055 Likavitos
    Tel.: 22 877513
    Working hours: Monday – Friday 08:30-17:30

    Youth Information Centre of Larnaka
    Gr. Afxendiou Av. 27
    Acropolis Square
    6021 Larnaka
    Tel.: 24 822580,
    Fax: 24 822671
    Working hours: Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00, Friday: 09:00 – 15:00

    Youth Information Centre of Lemesos
    Kanari 34,
    3041 Lemesos
    Central Municipal Market of Lemesos, Pantopolio Square
    Tel.: 25 871404
    Fax: 25 342264
    Working hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 -15:30

    Youth Information Centre of Agros
    Steliou X’Petri Av. 6
    4860 Agros
    Tel.: 25 874042,
    Fax: 25 874043
    Working hours: Monday – Friday 14.00-18.00 και Saturday 10.00-14.00

    Youth Information Centre of Paphos
    Apostolou Pavlou and Gladstonos Corner
    8046 Paphos
    Tel.: 26 306419,
    Fax: 26 306219
    Working hours: Monday – Friday 09:30 -14:30

    Youth Information Centre of Ammochostos
    Griva Digeni 39
    5390 Sotira
    Tel.: 23 722292
    Fax: 23 722598
    Working hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 -16:00

Counselling services are available at some KEPLI centres. The counselling service, called "Proposition", is free and available to young people and families who encounter problems in their lives. There is also an e-counselling service which can be done via smart phone or computer.