CERIDES is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School CoE at European University Cyprus. It was established with a Senate decision in March 2016 and it aims to become the reference point for Risk and Decision Science related subjects in South Eastern Europe. The Center emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory. In particular:

The Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) was established on 24th June 2011.  CERISE’s mission is to promote the values of risk awareness, risk communication and risk management to policymakers, the local industrial and business communities and the wider public in the fields of occupational, industrial, natural and environmental hazards.  The Centre’s overarching aim is to develop a body of research as well as a new generation of researchers and scholars in the areas of Risk, Safety and the Environment in Cyprus and the wider area. CERISE fosters high level research and development, provides tailor made services to the local and wider business and industrial community and has established itself as a provider of high level educational output in the areas of risk related to occupational, industrial, natural and environmental hazards.

The Decision Support & Systems Optimisation Laboratory (DSSO) operates within the premises of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Sciences, in European University Cyprus, since 2014. The Laboratory conducts high quality interdisciplinary research in the domains of decision support and systems optimisation, with a particular focus on generating innovative solutions for Cypriot and international businesses and societal organizations.The research team of the Decision Support & Systems Optimisation Laboratory (DSSO) consists of academic researchers, PhD students, and internship students, who currently participate in the implementation of a significant number of European-funded research projects.