In July 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands approved the funding of a sub-project in the framework of the main project "Religion and Politics – dealing with the cemeteries, places of worship and religious memorial places in Cyprus" initiated at the Cyprus Institute in Münster in 2015.
The new sub-project with the working title "The religious heritage of Cyprus: a survey in the districts of Kyrenia and Larnaca" started on 1 September 2018 and will take a total of 10 months to complete it. The main aim of the project is the detailed documentation of the condition of the religious heritage within the boundaries of the districts of Kyrenia and Larnaca. In the Kyrenia district the Greek-Orthodox heritage will be in the centre of attention - since the Greek Cypriots were and are - in most cases - not able to use their religious places and buildings after the division of the island in 1974. In the Larnaca Distrikt the religious heritage of the Turkish Cypriots will be in the focus of interest. Most of those places haven't been used for decades due to the intercommunal strife in the 1960s and the events which led to the division of the island.