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Month: October 2021

SOMRA – Newsletters 1 & 2

SOMRA – Supporting meaningful Occupations for Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum seekers offers an innovative approach for tackling two major challenges of the 21st century, namely climate change and refugee crises, by engaging these groups in meaningful occupations that transform them into environment role models with a sustainable impact in their new and previous home.Read the first two newsletters of the project to find out more.

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The first newsletter of the project HeART

The first newsletter of the project HeART is out! In the first issue, you will find information about the idea behind the project and its main objectives and outputs, the consortium and the transnational project meetings. HeART project aims to enhance the competencies and skills of artists and individuals working in the Cultural and Creative Sectors and secure their inclusion in the labour market and society in general by focusing on a) Entrepreneurship, Employability, and Business Administration Skills; b) Psychological Capacities and c) Digital media skills.

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CARDET appoints world-renowned academic as Head of Data Science

The distinguished academic will assume the role of Head of Data Science and in collaboration with Centre’s researchers and staff, is expected to make an invaluable contribution the its mission and work.

Through his expertise, Dr. Kyriakides will guide the actions and work of CARDET, contributing to the design of substantiated and detailed policy propositions and programs. The appointment of Dr. Kyriakides in our research team is another concrete manifestation of CARDET’s ongoing close collaboration with Yale’s School of Public Health, part of the Memorandum of Cooperation the two institutions have in the last five years.

Dr. Kyriakides will support the Center’s research team in large-scale projects related to collecting, managing, analysing, and explaining data and results. At the same time, he will participate in the development of synergies and collaborations with research institutes and institutions in the wider region and worldwide, contributing to CARDET’s efforts to become the leading independent research and development center in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Dr. Tassos C. Kyriakides is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Analytical Studies, Yale School of Public Health and the Director of the West Haven Cooperative Studies Program, Coordinating Centre. He has completed his B.Sc. as a Fulbright Scholar at UCLA (Biochemistry; 1993) and received his Ph.D. at the Yale School of Public Health (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; 1999). As a faculty member at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (Yale School of Public Health), he helps design and collaborates on numerous clinical research projects. He is the Director at the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (VACSPCC-West Haven, CT), a clinical trials data coordinating center, where he has worked the last 20+ years on pivotal trials in: HIV/AIDS treatment, surgery and PTSD.

Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director at CARDET, stated: “We are elated and honored to have an academic of Dr. Kyriakides’ caliber as part of our research team. He’s an internationally renowned scientist with rich knowledge and know-how, with whom we share the same values and ambitions. I am confident that Dr. Kyriakides will play an essential and pivotal role in the continuous development of CARDET and the achievement of its goals, as well as have a special and multifaceted contribution to our efforts to make a positive contribution to society through education, innovation, research and development “.


CARDET is one of the leading non-profit centers for development in the Mediterranean region, with global expertise in project design and implementation, social inclusion, human rights and skills development. The Center brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of projects, with an emphasis on social justice, development and human rights. It employs 50 full-time and part-time professionals specializing in education, digital learning, development sports, social sciences, social entrepreneurship and evaluation.

Developing Strategies for Adult Education Providers: Training for professionals in Cyprus

On the October 13th and 15th, 2021, CARDET and Innovade LI, with the support of the MOECSY, hosted a two-part online training for adult education providers to develop adult education strategies targeting low-skilled and low-qualified adults

The training was offered free as part of the Erasmus+ project DIMA 2.0, with a number of professionals attending the sessions, gaining valuable insights, and providing valuable feedback on the project’s deliverables. Participants included educators and staff from some major adult education providing stakeholders in Cyprus, as well as adult trainers, and adult educators working with low-skilled/ low-qualified adult learners, and VET providers and trainers.

Participants had the opportunity to go through the DIMA 2.0 Training Modules and to navigate the DIMA 2.0 Online Learning Platform. The feedback provided by them showed their satisfaction with the quality of the content and easy navigation, while it gives the opportunity to the consortium to upgrade the platform where needed.

Active participation in the two sessions was highly encouraged and gave the opportunity to those who attended not only to learn from the facilitator, but also to share their tips and tools with the rest of the group.

You can access the resources of the DIMA 2.0 Curriculum and the full DIMA 2.0 self-paced Online Courses at the project’s website that follows. For more information, visit the project’s website at



The AppHop Project successfully delivered a collection of alternative entrepreneurship education resources

We are happy to announce that our organisation has successfully concluded yet another innovative project on digital entrepreneurship.

Over the course of two years, it has developed a rich compendium of resources to support and promote entrepreneurship through interactive tools.

Through AppHop, whose platform remains accessible and available to everyone, learners can access a wide array of useful and practical resources and tools that can help themgrow their entrepreneurship skills.

An added value of the project was working with our excellent partners, the European Center for Quality Ltd (ECQ), Future in Perspective Limited, Osrodek szkoleniowo-badawczy INNEO, Innovation Frontiers IKE, Lancaster and Morecambe College, RightChallenge and JAITEK, to produce all the resources and the in-service training programme.

About AppHop

The project focused on the creation of 15 digital breakout resources by each partner who will use each of the 15 most popular smartphone apps by theme. Each resource addressed one of the 15 competences identified in EntreComp Framework and a series of digital breakout rooms have been produced and made available also via the project’s e-learning platform. Each individual digital breakout resource comprises a series of 4 different challenges that get incrementally more difficult to build different elements of the competence in question.

Moreover, the project pursued the development of an in-service training programme for VET tutors so as to develop their skills and competences to create their own digital breakout learning resources.

Migrant Information Centres (MIC) – ‘miHUB’

The University of Nicosia in collaboration with the research organisation CARDET, and the Cyprus University of Technology implements the Project entitled: Migrant Info-Centre (CY/2020/AMIF/SO2.NO2.1.3/4). The Action is co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (90%) and the Republic of Cyprus (10%).

The aim of the project is the provision of information and psychosocial services to migrants and refugees that reside in Cyprus, in order to achieve their social inclusion in the local society. The centers operate in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos and amongst other offer informational services on migrants’ rights and obligations, translation and interpretation services, job and accommodation assistance, opportunities for learning courses and referrals to other organizations.

The provision of services is implemented under a range of different methodologies such as: social and psychological support and use of technological advancement, direct and indirect communication with governmental and other services.

The main pillars of the provision of services are the following:

  • Job finding assistance
  • Referral to Language Courses
  • Referral to Health Services
  • Social Support

The Centres’ working hours are from 10:00 until 18:00 and in Sunday from 10:00 until 17:00. They work with individuals, families and community groups to identify their needs and provide information on a range of options available to them.

They support them to access services and resources that meet their needs and build new skills to adjust harmonically to the Cypriot cultural and social environment. Properly trained and qualified personnel, based on a person-centred approach respond to migrants’ general and more specific needs. The Centers’ comprehensive approach covers many issues related to the settlement and integration of new and emerging communities.

Tel.: 00357 22 080 350
Fax : 0035722 842 222

Διαδικτυακά σεμινάρια: Αναπτύσσοντας στρατηγικές για Παρόχους Εκπαίδευσης Ενηλίκων

Το ερευνητικό κέντρο CARDET, σε συνεργασία με το Υπουργείο Παιδείας, Πολιτισμού, Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας, διοργανώνουν εκπαιδευτικά σεμινάρια για παρόχους εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων και εκπαιδευτές ενηλίκων. Τα σεμινάρια θα πραγματοποιηθούν διαδικτυακά στις 13 και 15 Οκτωβρίου από τις 09:00 μέχρι τις 12:00.

Τα δύο σεμινάρια θα εστιάσουν στην ανάπτυξη των γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων των παρόχων εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων με, ώστε να ανταποκριθούν στις ανάγκες και τα χαρακτηριστικά των ενηλίκων χαμηλής ειδίκευσης και με χαμηλό επίπεδο προσόντων, εξυπηρετώντας παράλληλα τόσο τις τοπικές και άλλες ανάγκες των ιδρυμάτων τους, όσο και τις εθνικές προτεραιότητες της χώρας τους.

Τα σεμινάρια θα διεξαχθούν στο πλαίσιο του έργου «DIMA 2.0 – Developing Strategies for Adult Education Providers and Adult Educators» το οποίο υλοποιείται σε πέντε ευρωπαϊκές χώρες από επτά οργανισμούς με στόχο την υποστήριξη των παρόχων εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων για τον σχεδιασμό, την εφαρμογή και την παρακολούθηση αποτελεσματικών στρατηγικών για την προσέγγιση ενηλίκων χαμηλής ειδίκευσης.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και δηλώσεις συμμετοχής μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε με τον υπεύθυνο του έργου Μάριο Ζίττη μέσω e-mail στο ή τηλεφωνικώς στο 22002100.