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Month: October 2019

Steps ahead in Bilbao to make VR in education a reality

On the 15th and 16th of October the partners of the VRinSight Project gathered for the 3rd project meeting in Bilbao, Spain. The project partners met to review the recently completed curriculum modules of the VRinSight Training programme, which aims to introduce VR technology to the higher education institutes of Europe. The partnership also had the chance to experience an early version of the VRinSight classroom, an interactive VR space being specifically developed for the purposes of the project. From Cyprus, University of Nicosia is participating in this interesting project. University of Nicosia was represented in Bilbao by Panagiotis Kosma. The partnership plans to meet again in Tampere, Finland in January 2020 to undertake pilot testing of the finalised VRinSight training programme, including the completed VR-classroom.

The VRinSight project running from October 2018 to September 2020 is being led by FHM and the project is co-funded by the EU Erasmus plus programme.

For more project updates, you can find information about the project on Facebook and at the VRinSight website.

CARDET hosts two seminars for integration experts

CARDET is organizing two informative seminars for integration experts as part of its project ADMIRE. The two seminars are to be held at KES College on the 29th of October (15:00) and at the Intercollege Research and Technology Centre on the 31s of October (09:00) and will afford practitioners, educators and students an opportunity to learn more about the work and outputs of the project.

During the workshops, ADMIRE’s Project Manager will give an insight to the rationale and approach based on which the project has been developed and was carried out over the course of its two years. He will also walk them through the outputs developed, providing them also the opportunity to log in to the platform and explore them for themselves. Finally, he will seek to facilitate an open discussion through which participants will get the chance to share views and experiences about the issues at hand.

ADMIRE, a project that is now reaching its fruition, is a two-year Erasmus+ KA2 programme that sought to design, develop and test resources and tools to support practitioners, educators and stakeholders in their bid to support migrants through their integration process.

CARDET Press publishes Yale’s Professor Peter Peduzzi’s new book

The book is available on Amazon as EPUB and via CARDET Press. It is published through a collaboration between CARDET and the Yale School of Public Health.

The book outlines principles and practices of multi-site, Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT), primarily in the phase III setting. It covers practical issues related to the design, conduct, monitoring and analysis of multi-site trials and is illustrated with case studies. Readers will develop an understanding of the principles and practice of randomized clinical trials, attain the capacity to apply these principles to RCT design and learn how to critically review and report RCT findings.

The book signals a deepening collaboration between the institutions as was stipulated in the MOU signed in May 2019. Both agreed to extend their collaboration in the fields of research, education and development involving partnerships and the exchange of expertise, best practices and bilateral support.

A learning activity on new pathways of youth to labour market through lifestyle self-employment

CARDET hosted the SELF-E learning activity that took place in Cyprus between 7th – 11th of October 2019 with the participation of 17 participants from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania and Poland. During the learning activity, representatives of the participating organizations had the opportunity to explore and be trained in the material developed by the consortium to help them support disadvantaged youth.

The training activity revolved around SELF-E’s three main intellectual outputs: a toolkit for youth workers, a set of practical exercises and an assessment tool for validation of competence. Featuring various presentations and hands-on group and individual exercises, it sought to help participants – youth workers, advisors and trainers- get acquainted with the tools and be in a position to expertly use them as part of their work.

The SELF-E program is now entering its implementation phase, through which it is expected to contribute in increasing the capacity of youth workers in providing self-employment training for youth with fewer opportunities helping them increase their level of competence by at least 40%.

2nd Partner Meeting of the EUROINVESTMENT project

Enhancing the financial competences of low skilled adults through the development of an interactive online game, a guide and a course is the scope of the EUROINVESTMENT project. With this in mind, the project’s consortium held its second transnational partner meeting on October 9 & 10, 2019, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The partners discussed and planned out the next phase of the project, which focusses on the completion of the online game.

It is important to mark that the main output of the project is the development of an innovative, fun, interactive and didactic online game. The consortium worked productively towards the identification of opportunities and challenges of using this type of online resources to educate low skilled adults.

During this first year, the consortium has developed a Strategic Plan for Financial Education of Low-Skilled Adults in Europe which presents the context of financial literacy in the European Union, games on financial literacy as well as gaps and needs in this area among low-skilled adults in the consortium countries, through data analysis of national and European competence frameworks, desk research, surveys with end-users and focus groups.

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Synergy Audit – SYAT

In the struggle for a decrease of most negative environmental impact and thereby a possible slowing down of the speed of the global climate change, there are today directives and policies at European and global level which invites countries, organisations and individuals to reduce negative environmental impact. Public and Private Sectors on a global scale are today working toward a decrease of their organisations negative environmental impact, by i.e. becoming environmentally certified following environmental standards. The European Commission EMAS and the global ISO 14000 standards are examples of environmental standards which can be of sizeable help in keeping up a strategic and effective environmental quality management system aimed at reducing most negative environmental impact in organisations. However, the environmental management work is often hindered by i.e. economic and knowledge lack within organisations. Therefore, the part of the environmental management process involving environmental auditors will in the project be elaborated for an increased help for both auditing and the management work in an overall perspective. This project aims to fill the existing gap between the need and wish from organisations to work with environmental management and within it, environmental audits, while today lacking in i.e. economic and/or knowledge capacity needed. Therefore, to have an increased opportunity of preparation for a possible coming environmental certification and an increased capacity at decrease of most negative environmental impact. Further, by creating more on-the-job trainings opportunities specifically targeting this issue.


The specific objectives are:

  1. To improve the on-the-job training opportunities in environmental auditing through a train-the-trainers methodology.
  2. To improve the competencies of civil servants and practitioners in environmental audit.
  3. To foster an exchange of practises and cooperation among EU countries concerning environmental auditing.

Project results

Bridging the gap between VET and business: Modern talent management and analytics 4.0 for SMEs in Europe

Talent 4.0 is a European-funded project which aims to develop educational resources to support SMEs and their executives build up the capacity to attract, develop, motivate and retain employees to their businesses. The project will conduct a needs analysis to document and assess the needs of SMEs in Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Cyprus and Ireland in that department and consequently develop tools to address them. In particular, it will produce and make available a specifically catered training programme covering all pillars of talent management along with a comprehensive toolkit for SMEs.

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