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ABOUT CARDET

CARDET (Center for the Advancement of Research and Development in Educational Technology) is the leading independent research and education Centre in Cyprus, and one of the prominent ones in the Euro-Mediterranean region, dedicated to harnessing the potential of education as a major driver in shaping a better world.

We design, develop, and implement innovative, evidence-based approaches and resources to build up the competencies of individuals and communities to help alleviate social challenges.

VISION

A just and sustainable world, where people learn & flourish.

MISSION

Design innovative education programs to inspire and empower communities to thrive.

PURPOSE

Promote education as a force for a strong social impact and shaping a better world.

VALUES

CARDET adheres to and promotes a set of values and principles that shape and define its culture and work, to facilitate a positive contribution and long-term impact in society. 

With a strong focus on social impact, collaboration, learning, integrity, and positivity, CARDET team and partners design, develop and implement ambitious initiatives, inspiring projects that have meaningful contribution to communities both locally and globally.

SOCIAL IMPACT

We operate with unwavering dedication to identifying, examining and addressing current trends and challenges in communities to put forward sustainable solutions that lead to meaningful change. Driven by a continuous pursuit of excellence and tangible contribution in society, our work is based on the 3 SIGMA model – Systematic, Systemic and Sustainable.

COLLABORATION

Cooperation and synergies are the defining factors of our operation and lifeblood that drives our success and contribution to society. Based on the belief that great achievements are the product of collective efforts, we actively seek and nurture long-term collaborations, fostering an environment that encourages diverse perspectives and joint action.

LEARNING

Cooperation and synergies are the defining factors of our operation and lifeblood that drives our success and contribution to society. Based on the belief that great achievements are the product of collective efforts, we actively seek and nurture long-term collaborations, fostering an environment that encourages diverse perspectives and joint action.

INTEGRITY

We adhere to high ethical standards with a steadfast dedication to honesty, transparency and authenticity in making principled decisions that align with and strengthen our vision and mission. Conducting our work with openness and respect instills a culture of accountability and responsibility across all our actions.

POSITIVITY

Our organization adopts a positive, constructive, and solution-oriented approach in both internal operations and external collaborations. We are committed to offering a supportive and encouraging environment that cultivates resilience, safeguards wellbeing and empowers personal and collective development.

HISTORY

2004

FORMALLY ESTABLISHED

CARDET was officially registered in 2004, to promote education as a force of change and help shape a better world.

2005

JOINED MICROSOFT’S LEARNING PARTNERS PROGRAMME

CARDET was honored to receive the support of Microsoft’s Partners in Learning program to deliver a series of innovative activities – School of the Future, empowerICT, Evaluation of PiL.

2006

COOPERATION WITH UNDP

With the support of UNDP, CARDET implemented Capacity Building, Environmental Education and Technology Integration in Education projects in Cyprus.

2010

1ST CYPRIOT NGO TO LEAD A EUROPEAID PROJECT

CARDET was the first Cypriot NGO to be granted the opportunity to lead the implementation of a EuropeAid project – the ‘Raising Awareness on Development Cooperation.

2015

SIGNED AN MOU WITH YALE

Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the YALE School of Public Health to collaborate in research, education and development in the Euro-Mediterranean region and beyond.

2018

DELIVERED THE 1ST LARGE-SCALE EDUCATION POLICY EXPERIMENT IN CYPRUS

Designed and coordinated the first large-scale educational policy experiment implemented in Cyprus, SWPBS, covering more than 100 schools and engaging 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students.

2020

INTRODUCED THE CYPRUS EDUCATION SUMMIT

CARDET launched the Cyprus Education Summit, the leading annual conference in Cyprus exploring realities, trends and innovative solutions in Education.

2021

COMPILED CYPRUS’ LIFELONG LEARNING STRATEGY

In partnership with EAEA and MOEC, CARDET developed the Republic of Cyprus’ Lifelong Learning Strategy 2021-202.

2022

DRAFTED CYPRUS’ STRATEGY FOR CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

In partnership with Cyprus’ Commissioner for Citizen, CARDET prepared the Republic of Cyprus’ National Strategy on ‘Active Citizenship and Participatory Governance’.