I was invited to be part of a panel on governance in Cyprus in the 2012 PRIO conference in Cyprus. It was a very good panel with lively conversation. I got very good feedback for a new research project in term of transparency in CSOs. My presentation was on the civil society organizations (CSO) in Cyprus in response to the desire of the Cyprus presidency to push for greater CSO participation in Europe. In short: the republic of Cyprus should do at home what it preaches abroad.