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Month: November 2021

Ensuring the safe participation of children in sports

CARDET successfully organised an online discussion on the safety and rights of children in sports, with the aim to offer comprehensive information and guidance to key stakeholders in the field. The event was aimed at parents, coaches and sports professionals who had the opportunity to be informed about the existing data and the necessary steps that are needed in order to provide a safe environment for children in sports.

For this reason, local and international experts and representatives of institutions were invited to participate in the discussion. More specifically, the Commissioner for the Protection for Children´s Rights, Despo Michaelidou-Livaniou, the President of the Council FONI, Anastasia Papadopoulou, the Technical Director of Liverpool Academy in Cyprus, Nektarios Alexandrou, and representatives from UEFA Foundation for Children participated in the discussion and shared their experiences and insights.

As more and more children engage in sports activities, it is extremely important that they can safely participate, without any fear. An important parameter to achieve this is the correct information of all bodies and individuals involved in sports, as well as parents and children. This is the main goal of the ACTIVE project, and we are positive that this events will pave the beginning of many more positive discussions and actions around the subject.

Conference: Development of Adult Education Strategies: Trends and Priorities in Cyprus and Europe

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and CARDET, are organising the conference ‘Development of Adult Education Strategies: Trends and Priorities in Cyprus and Europe’. The conference aims to present, explore and analyse data, developments and opportunities in the field of adult education and lifelong learning in Cyprus and Europe.

For this purpose, representatives of leading European Organisations and Networks in the field will be taking part in the conference:

  • Gina Ebner, European Association of the Education of Adults
  • Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director, CARDET
  • Representatives from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Youth
  • Local experts

Through the works of the conference, the exchange of knowledge, views and experiences between experts, researchers and professionals from the field will be encouraged.

The conference will be followed by lunch and a networking opportunity for all participants.



The conference is organised in the framework of the DIMA 2.0 project which is implemented in Cyprus by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Youth, CARDET, and Innovade LI Ltd with the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project aims to support adult education providers to improve and expand the provision of quality learning opportunities, tailored to the needs of low-skilled and low-qualified adults. As part of this effort, the conference will promote the exchange of knowledge, views, and experiences between experts, researchers, and professionals from the field.


LUOVA – Final Newsletter

LUOVA has released its final newsletter, providing an insight to the project’s current stage. Check it out and find out about the progress of the partners’ work regarding the LUOVA Project, the implementation of the project piloting phase, multiplier events and the Transnational Training Event.

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eMysteries 4th Newsletter

Check out the eMysteries latest newsletter and find out what we have been up to lately, just a step away from the project’s closure. You can gain free access to all the educational content developed by signing up to our online platform, which serves as a tool for teachers to help them apply new teaching practices.

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ProW – Promoting Teachers Wellbeing through Positive Behaviour Support in Early Childhood Education

ProW is a policy experimentation project aiming to develop evidence-based policies and practices to enhance the teaching profession and elevate teachers’ careers and capacities in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings. ProW is implemented by 11 organisations from Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and Portugal and seeks to put forward, test and formulate policies and mechanisms to empower and support teachers using Positive Psychology and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) approaches. In doing so, it wishes to build an inclusive positive-oriented school culture in which all children are valued and respected.

Specifically, the project will develop alternative ways to enhance teachers’ motivation and take concrete steps to improve teachers’ competencies, wellbeing, job satisfaction, self-efficacy, and reduce burnout levels. Moreover, it will impact policy efforts in the field to scale up and sustain positive behaviour frameworks in ECEC. The project will also improve research knowledge on the effectiveness of Positive Psychology and the SWPBS on teacher’s professional and career development and take concrete steps for the establishment of the European Teacher Career and Wellbeing Observatory.

Promoting Global Development Education in Cyprus

Global Education is understood as a holistic education dealing with the growing interconnectedness between local and global realities.

Global Education aims at enabling learners to understand world issues while empowering them with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes desirable for world citizens to face global problems.

The overview of the project is to develop, enhance and sustain strategies, competence development and capacity-building for global education, targeting institutions and practitioners from the formal and non-formal educational sector.

CARDET coordinates nationally a network of practitioners to share strategies and practices for increased and improved global education. This networking process is supported through an annual awareness-raising event (Global Education Week), a webpage and social media.

EMPOWER – 2nd Newsletter

The Erasmus + project – Building Resilience to Address Domestic Violence EMPOWER project partners would like to welcome you to reading our second newsletter. The last time we put together our newsletter back in March 2021 we were in a time of limbo, not knowing what the short-term future was to bring. Having adapted and changed the way we work the EMPOER project has been able to continue successfully supporting our target group!

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CARDET takes on Horizon 2020 project on science education and sustainability

We are excited to announce our involvement in a fascinating Horizon 2020 project, bringing experts from different regions in Europe together, to strengthen educational outside-the-classroom (EOC) networks.

Education outside the classroom (EOC) is when places other than the school are used for teaching and learning. These methods are of great value and is about providing a more exciting and challenging environment for learning, as well as providing students with new experiences to facilitate learning.

OTTER – Outdoor Science Education for a Sustainable Future,is officially in action, aiming to enhance the understanding of EOC methods and pedagogies and how they can help improve the acquisition of scientific knowledge and transferable skills in students. It will also facilitate the strengthening of those networks within Europe, connecting experts from four different regions within the continent; Finland, Hungary, Ireland and Spain.

The project is based on scientific contexts, on the grounds and belief that learning through science enhances the students’ observation, reasoning and argumentation, which are some of the foundations for all learning. It is also concernedwith the field of environmental sustainability and the reduction of plastic waste.

To achieve this goal, a consortium of experts in EOC will be formed, strengthening networks within Europeand building a foundation for the development of EOC pilot schemes.

Furthermore, the partnership aims to identify methods for measuring and accrediting the recognition of knowledge and skills developed via EOC and will seek to enrich the inventory of tools available for future methods of accreditation beyond the end of the project.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about the project!