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Month: March 2024

The Official Launch of the SHOREWINNER Project

We are very excited to announce the launch of the SHOREWINNER project, an innovative initiative aimed at establishing and nurturing a Southern European offshore wind energy Community of Practice (CoP). This collaborative effort brings together five Centers of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus to explore the potential of offshore wind energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea

The project began its journey on the 1st of March, with an online kick-off meeting on the 19th of March. Representatives from 23 consortium members across the five countries came together to lay the foundation for this important and timely initiative. The kick-off session featured a warm welcome from the project coordinator and insightful presentations from project leaders outlining their respective tasks and responsibilities. We’re thrilled to now join forces and proceed to the development of excellent vocational education and training curricula, foster cross-border cooperation, and drive skill development and innovation in the offshore wind energy sector.

Stay tuned for more updates and for the official website of the project.

Green Vet Choices Highlights Sustainable Career Pathways

On March 26th, the Green Vet Choices successfully carried out an informative event at CASA College, bringing together VET learners and trainers in Cyprus for an enriching half-day experience. The event delved into the outcomes of the Green Vet Choices project, offering insights into the future of green VET careers and the emerging opportunities within.

Attendees had the opportunity to witness insightful presentations unveiling the project’s main results, including a comprehensive survey report, a cutting-edge Virtual Portal, and an innovative Digital Model. The Virtual Portal, in particular, showcased 24 engaging stories crafted by project partners, providing an interactive exploration of green VET pathways. Notably, the survey report shed light on the current landscape of VET professions in Cyprus, highlighting the availability of green VET careers and emerging green initiatives that lie at the heart of this timely project.

One of the major highlights of the event was the presence of guest speaker Alexandros Peletie, an esteemed expert in Design Thinking. Alexandros led a workshop aimed at empowering participants to design sustainable services integrated with digital technologies. The workshop aimed to equip attendees with the tools and insights necessary to craft innovative, eco-conscious services that harness the power of digitalisation for maximum impact.

The event underscored the importance of nurturing sustainable career pathways within the VET sector while harnessing the potential of digital innovation for a greener future. For more information and to access the Green Vet Choices’ resources, please visit the official website.

EU Project Manager

(Hybrid/partly remote work)

CARDET is interested in hiring experienced Project Managers who will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of various European funded projects and initiatives in sectors such as education, digital learning, green transition, health, social sciences & wellbeing, and information technology. We are looking for high calibre individuals who demonstrate the following attributes

  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Fluency in English. An ability to communicate in Greek would be an advantage 
  • Pleasant personality with excellent collaboration and teamwork skills 
  • Resilience and agility
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Creative mind, patterned with problem solving ability
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the role

  • Management and implementation of EU research projects.
  • Conduct fieldwork research.
  • Define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, ensuring alignment with the Centre’s research goals.
  • Liaise and coordinate with external partners, ensuring alignment in objectives, timelines, and resources.
  • Update stakeholders through formal reports, maintain comprehensive project documentation, and ensure all processes are transparent and traceable.
  • Regularly review project progress, ensuring timely completion.
  • Facilitate the organisation of workshops and dissemination activities. 
  • Design courses for face-to-face, blended, and online delivery.
  • Develop reports, project outputs, training material.
  • Manage projects and offer administrative support for research projects.
  • Prepare and deliver project presentations.
  • Coordinate research, projects, and teams to successfully complete deliverables.
  • Travel abroad for project meetings, events, and conferences.

Qualifications, knowledge and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field to education, digital learning, green transition, health, social sciences & wellbeing, or information technology
  • Project Management qualification, e.g. PRINCE 2 or other methodology
  • A Masters and/or PhD in a related field would be considered an asset
  • Previous proven experience in managing research or similar complex projects, emphasizing planning, implementation, execution, and stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in any of the following domains: 
  1. Health, Social Sciences & Wellbeing
  2. Education
  3. Digital Learning
  4. Green Transition & Sustainability
  5. Information Technology related fields (e.g. Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, e-Health)

We offer:

  • Inclusive and Positive Culture
  • Access to Employee Health & Wellbeing initiatives
  • Mental Health support (Counselling offer) 
  • Lifelong learning (individual training budget), access to internal knowledge sharing platform, external Seminars and Conferences
  • Supportive and Ethical Leadership and team
  • Challenging and rewarding work with impact to society
  • Provident Fund
  • 13th salary 
  • Additional annual leave 
  • Fully paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Hybrid work
  • Travel opportunities

If you are ready to embark on an exciting career journey and eager to make a positive impact in a dynamic organisation, you can complete our online application form (along with the necessary documentation described in the last paragraph below) and submit an up-to-date CV, and cover letter indicating your experience to the Hiring Committee by April 20th, 2024 through the following link.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CARDET complies with GDPR. For details about our privacy policy, visit the link here.

CARDET is an HR Award winning, equal opportunities, disability confident, employer of choice. We have recently been accredited the Sound Industrial Relations 2014 standard. We are committed to safeguarding and are against all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation. To be considered for one of our positions, shortlisted applicants must complete a self-declaration form to confirm they have never been subject to sanctions (disciplinary, administrative or criminal), provide the contact details of at least 2 work related referees and certificates of clear criminal records by the Cyprus Police and be willing to provide samples of their work. 

Ageing Well – Introducing Science-backed Habits to Age Well

We are excited to announce the launch of our new initiative Ageing Well, following the first official kick-off meeting that took place between 13th and 14th of March. CARDET, in collaboration with the Institute of Development, had the pleasure of hosting European partners to discuss the essential steps towards supporting the large population of older adults and keeping them engaged in lifelong learning, as one of the key contributing factors to wellbeing at any age.

In particular, the Ageing Well project aims to design and deliver an innovative program that will focus on supporting older people, as well as Adult Educators and caregivers who work with the elderly. The training program will help all target groups in acquiring and developing skills and competencies to cope with the changes that accompany the ageing process and successfully embrace this natural process of life and thrive. The training program will focus not only on providing tools so they can elevate their wellbeing, but also on empowering both target groups to combat age discrimination and achieve equity and social cohesion.

In addition, cutting-edge and practice-oriented educational approaches will be introduced as part of the project to help elderly’s and their caregivers’ personal and social resources. Cultivating basic skills of wellbeing that include emotion-regulation, interpersonal skills, and meaning will provide a sufficient framework to encourage people to embrace life and growth at all ages.

For more information about the project, please visit the dedicated page here.

Ageing Well – Science-based habits of people who age well

Ageing Well project, focuses on enhancing the well-being and quality of life for elderly populations. Its initiative focuses on tackling the distinct challenges encountered by older adults, including loneliness, isolation, racism, and communication barriers. By promoting active aging, we aim to empower elderly individuals and their caregivers while fostering supportive communities. Through innovative research, tailored training programs, and policy advocacy, we strive to promote positive mental health outcomes and create inclusive environments where older adults can thrive.

Green League: Eight Events in Cyprus – Four Elements of Nature through

The eight events took place from July 2023 to January 2024 for the Green League project. Each sports event focuses on a different sport and corresponds to one of the four elements of nature.

Beach Soccer – Water

Canoe/Kayak – Water

Yoga – Earth

Cycling – Earth

Running – Fire

Hiking – Fire

Qigong – Air

Pilates – Air

The success of these sports events is the methodology used for their planning and execution. Each event was conducted sustainably and promoted intergenerational dialogue among participants.

The events follow the principles of experiential learning, utilizing nature both as a backdrop and as a teacher. Participants took part in events inspired by the Four Elements of Nature, which provided an opportunity for everyone to engage in outdoor sports while also reflecting individually and in groups on the complex relationship between the environment and sports.

For more information, visit our website.

EMERGE Webinar Recordings are Now Available Online

CARDET and Koumanto Stin Tsepi Sou are proud to announce the successful conclusion of the insightful webinar series aimed at enhancing active citizenship and fortifying civil society organisations in Cyprus. Carried out as part of the EMERGE project, the webinars covered a broad spectrum of pivotal issues, ranging from inclusive democracy and civic participation, to crucial aspects of financial literacy and its impact both on active citizenship, as well as daily life management. 

The series officially kicked off on December 5th, 2023, delving into the vital role of inclusive democracy and how digital and societal forces are reshaping citizen participation, offering insights into empowering civil society organisations (CSOs) and individuals towards active changemaking. Following this, a webinar on December 19th focused on addressing common financial management challenges, equipping participants with practical advice on budgeting, saving, and achieving financial stability.

In 2024, the series continued to explore other significant topics. On January 10th, the conversation shifted towards the contribution of Think Tanks to policymaking and public discourse, highlighting their importance in fostering civic participation and democracy. Subsequently, on January 17th, the focus was placed on advancing LGBTQ+ rights, discussing collaborative efforts towards equality, tolerance, and acceptance across communities.

The series also highlighted the role of civil society in peace-building and reconciliation between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities on January 24th, emphasising historical insights, success stories, and the critical role of youth engagement. Concluding the series on January 31st, a webinar underscored the intrinsic link between environmental rights and human rights, advocating for collective action in protecting our planet. 

This diverse range of webinars provided a rich platform for learning, discussion, and action, reflecting the EMERGE project’s commitment to societal improvement through knowledge and participation. All of the webinar recordings in English are now freely accessible on YouTube, in addition to the resources and tools that can be found on the official website of EMERGE project.

DATA GAME : Empowering GDPR Compliance in Adult Education

The “Data Game” project scope is aimed at enhancing GDPR compliance, data privacy, and security within the European adult education sector, focusing on informal learning providers and freelance educators. During the two years of its journey, it intends to develop and distribute a DataGame, a brochure, and a Data Toolbox to address the challenges posed by the shift to online learning and the varied compliance levels across institutions.

Targeting adult educators, managerial staff, program planners, and political decision-makers, the project seeks to foster a deeper understanding and implementation of data protection principles through gamification, with an expected impact of long-term sustainability and accessibility of project outputs for at least three years post-completion.


Around one-third of EU citizens reside in rural regions, representing a significant portion of the EU territory. Despite facing challenges such as population decline and limited access to modern services, rural regions offer opportunities for growth that is both inclusive and sustainable. Bridging the gap between rural and urban areas is crucial for meeting Europe’s environmental objectives.

RURACTIVE envisions rural communities as innovation hubs, focusing on digital innovation, local resource valorization, and training. The initiative aims to create Rural Innovation Ecosystems (RIEs) in 12 pilot areas, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders and local communities. To ensure long-term success, RURACTIVE emphasizes multilevel governance, capacity building, place-based development, and inclusive participatory processes, addressing the needs of vulnerable and excluded groups. Recognizing the importance of digital access, the project prioritizes providing digital training and resources to all residents, with a strong commitment to inclusivity.

RURACTIVE aligns with the goals of the EU Digital Agenda by enhancing communities’ capacity to innovate through integrated Rural Development Drivers (RDDs). These drivers include improving transportation options, transitioning to sustainable energy sources, promoting sustainable agriculture and agroecology, preserving local culture, enhancing local governance and social welfare, and promoting nature-based and cultural tourism

Key outputs:

  • RURACTIVE Solutions’ Catalogue including a set of smart and community-led solutions for rural development
  • Women-led rural innovation booklet integrating a gender perspective into smart rural solutions
  • Commercialisation: deployment of a novel product/service (offered to target public/ private/ partnership organizations
  • RURACTIVE Digital Hub for rural innovation containing RURACTIVE tools and services
  • Develop guidance and recommendations for policy-makers on drivers and instruments that support community-led innovation and smart solutions

Corporate Wellbeing Strategy: Από συστημικές στρατηγικές σε αποτελεσματικά ολιστικά πλάνα δράσης


Το 100% επιχορηγημένο πρόγραμμα κατάρτισης “Corporate Wellbeing Strategy“, παρέχει ολοκληρωμένη εκπαίδευση και πρακτική καθοδήγηση σε Επαγγελματίες Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού και Διευθυντικά Στελέχη για τη διαμόρφωση κουλτούρας ευημερίας στους Οργανισμούς τους. Οι συμμετέχοντες/ούσες θα λάβουν πολύπλευρη στήριξη μέσω εργαστηρίων και εξατομικευμένης επαγγελματικής συμβουλευτικής για να είναι σε θέση να αναλάβουν στρατηγικό και συντονιστικό ρόλο στη δημιουργία ασφαλών και παραγωγικών χώρων εργασίας.

Αξιοποιώντας καλές πρακτικές εκπαίδευσης, τη μελέτη περιπτώσεων και ομαδικές συζητήσεις , το πρόγραμμα θα συμβάλλει στην ανάπτυξη των γνώσεων και δεξιοτήτων των συμμετέχοντων/ούσων προωθώντας παράλληλα την ανταλλαγή εμπειριών και την αμοιβαία μάθηση.

Θα παρουσιαστούν επίσης τρία τεκμηριωμένα μοντέλα για την ευημερία εντός των οργανισμών:

  • το “SA Surgeon General’s Framework”, 
  • το Thrive at Work Assessment Tool και 
  • το Workplace Wellbeing Perma, τα οποία ενισχύουν την εργασιακή ευημερία.

      Οι θεματικές και οι στρατηγικές που θα παρουσιαστούν ανταποκρίνονται στις μεταβαλλόμενες ανάγκες του σύγχρονου εργασιακού περιβάλλοντος, όπου η επένδυση στην Εταιρική Ευημερία έχει καταστεί βασική ανάγκη για τους οργανισμούς. Η ευζωία στον χώρο εργασίας βελτιώνει την αποδοτικότητα των εργαζομένων και συμβάλλει στη βιωσιμότητα των οργανισμών, ενώ διασφαλίζει την προσέλκυση και διατήρηση του ταλαντούχου προσωπικού.


      Με το τέλος του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος, οι συμμετέχοντες/ουσες θα είναι σε θέση να:

      1. Ορίζουν την έννοια της Εργασιακής Ευημερίας
      2. Πείθουν για τα οφέλη που προκύπτουν από την επένδυση στην εργασιακή ευημερία τόσο για τους/ις εργαζόμενους/ες όσο και για τον οργανισμό
      3. Εφαρμόζουν Ολιστικά μοντέλα ευημερίας (ψυχολογική, κοινωνική, οικονομική, ψηφιακή,  σωματική ευημερία)
      4. Εντοπίζουν τα κατάλληλα εργαλεία για διάγνωση των αναγκών των εργαζομένων τους
      5. Αναπτύσσουν αποτελεσματικές επικοινωνιακές στρατηγικές που συμβάλλουν στη δέσμευση της Ηγεσίας και των εργαζομένων στα προγράμματα ευημερίας 
      6. Εφαρμόζουν όλα τα απαραίτητα βήματα που απαιτούνται για δημιουργία αποτελεσματικών προγραμμάτων ευημερίας από την αρχή μέχρι το τέλος
      7. Διαχειρίζονται πιθανά εμπόδια και αμφισβητήσεις στην επίτευξη της εργασιακής ευημερίας
      8. Εμπνευστούν μέσα από ιδέες και παραδείγματα που εφαρμόζουν Οργανισμοί με Θετική Οργανωσιακή Κουλτούρα, οι οποίοι ηγούνται αυτής της νέας τάσης
      9. Επιλέγουν ή προσαρμόσουν τις δράσεις τους σε σχέση με τις ιδιαίτερες ανάγκες του οργανισμού τους
      10. Σχεδιάζουν και να εφαρμόζουν μετρήσιμους δείκτες απόδοσης των σχετικών δράσεων και να παρακολουθούν την πρόοδο και τον αντίκτυπο των προγραμμάτων ευημερίας
      11. Συνεργάζονται με συμπεριληπτική προσέγγιση, εκτιμώντας τις ανάγκες και τις απόψεις όλων των εμπλεκομένων 
      12. Παρακινούν τόσο τη Διεύθυνση όσο και το προσωπικό να εμπλέκεται και να συμμετέχει ενεργά στις πρωτοβουλίες και τα προγράμματα που αφορούν την εργασιακή ευημερία
      13. Αναπτύσσουν νοοτροπία συνεχούς βελτίωσης, προσαρμόζοντας τις στρατηγικές, για βιωσιμότητα των προγραμμάτων ευημερίας.

      Σε ποιους/ποιες απευθύνεται

      Συγκεκριμένα το εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε:

      • Επαγγελματίες Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού
      • Διευθυντές/τριες 
      • Ιδιοκτήτες/τριες Εταιρειών
      • Γενικούς Διευθυντές/τριες 


        Βίκυ Χαραλάμπους
        MSc/PhD in
        Organizational Psychology Chief Happiness Officer,

        Στοιχεία Εκπαιδεύτριας


        Ιδρυματικό Μέρος

        Ελληνική γλώσσα

        Δια ζώσης

        4, 9 και 11 Απριλίου 2024

        9:30 – 17:30

        21 ώρες

        Ενδοεπιχειρησιακό μέρος

        Ελληνική γλώσσα

        Δια ζώσης

        15 Απριλίου μέχρι 14 Αυγούστου 2024

        Σε συνεννόηση με την Εταιρεία

        4 ώρες ανά οργανισμό



        Τιμή: €2,500
        Επιχορήγηση ΑνΑΔ:  Χρηματοδοτείται κατά 100% για μέχρι και 3 συμμετοχές διευθυντικών στελεχών ανά επιχείρηση


        • Γενικό/Ιδρυματικό Μέρος

          Κατά τη διάρκεια του ιδρυματικού μέρους του προγράμματος θα αναλυθούν τα εξής θέματα:

          • Οι θεματικές και οι στρατηγικές που παρουσιάζονται ανταποκρίνονται στις διαρκώς μεταβαλλόμενες ανάγκες του σύγχρονου εργασιακού περιβάλλοντος.
          • Η επένδυση στην εταιρική ευημερία έχει καταστεί βασική ανάγκη για τους οργανισμούς.
          • Επιστημονικά αποδεικνύεται ότι η ευζωία στον χώρο εργασίας:
            • Βελτιώνει την αποδοτικότητα των εργαζομένων.
            • Συμβάλλει καταλυτικά στη βιωσιμότητα των οργανισμών.
        • Ενδοεπιχειρησιακό Μέρος

          Μετά την ολοκλήρωση της ιδρυματικής κατάρτισης, η Εκπαιδεύτρια/ Σύμβουλος θα διευθετήσει ατομικές συναντήσεις με κάθε συμμετέχοντα/ουσα ώστε να παρέχει συμβουλευτική, διάρκειας 4 ωρών, που θα περιλαμβάνει:

          • Διάγνωση αναγκών – Αξιολόγηση του εργασιακού περιβάλλοντος
          • Ανατροφοδότηση στο Πλάνο Δράσης Εργασιακής Ευημερίας/Wellbeing Strategy
          • Καθορισμό μετρήσιμων δεικτών απόδοσης (KPIs) και ευζωίας (wellbeing metrics)

        Στοιχεία Εκπαιδεύτριας

        Η εκπαιδεύτρια, Βίκυ Χαραλάμπους, έχει ακαδημαϊκό υπόβαθρο στη Θετική Οργανωσιακή Ψυχολογία (PhD) στην Οργανωσιακή και Οικονομική Ψυχολογία (MSc) καθώς και πτυχίο Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Οικονομικών Σπουδών (BA). Κατέχει άνω των 1.500 ωρών εκπαιδευτικής εμπειρίας, έχοντας διατελέσει επίσης Λέκτορας Εργασιακής Ψυχολογίας στο European University, και είναι πιστοποιημένη εκπαιδεύτρια από την ΑνΑΔ (ΣΕΠ 003246). Έχει πιστοποιηθεί ως Chief Happiness Officer και Chief Wellbeing Officer και είναι Ομότιμο μέλος του Κυπριακού Συνδέσμου Διεύθυνσης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, στον οποίο υπηρετεί ως μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου (2023-2025), καθώς και ιδρυτικό μέλος του Κυπριακού Συνδέσμου Mentoring και Coaching (EMCC Cyprus) και επιστημονικός συνεργάτης της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Θετικής Ψυχολογίας. Διευθύνει το Ινστιτούτο Ανάπτυξης, όπου παρέχει      συμβουλευτικές υπηρεσίες και εκπαιδεύσεις με στόχο την προσωπική και επαγγελματική ανάπτυξη, αξιοποιώντας μεταξύ άλλων εφαρμογές της Θετικής Ψυχολογίας στον εργασιακό χώρο ενώ κατέχει επίσης τη θέση της Chief Happiness Officer/Senior Researcher στο ερευνητικό και εκπαιδευτικό κέντρο CARDET. Στο παρελθόν έχει εργαστεί στην SHL Hellas, προσφέροντας συμβουλευτικές υπηρεσίες σε θέματα διαχείρισης ανθρώπινου δυναμικού, ενώ διετέλεσε και Human Resources Executive στην British American Tobacco καθώς και Υπεύθυνη Προσλήψεων και Διαχείρισης Απόδοσης στην C.A. Papaellinas.


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