One of our strengths is our interdisciplinary approach and ability to bring together sectors and disciplines in ways that are meaningful to achieve long-term impact. We serve clients representing a variety of sectors and stakeholders including public authorities, private organizations, civil society, non-profit organizations, large enterprises and SMEs.
Education & learning
Serving the full range of the education sector including early childhood, primary, secondary, higher, vocational (VET) and professional education.
E-learning & digital solutions
Core expertise in developing e-learning, mobile learning, and gamified solutions across disciplines.
Social justice & migration
Addressing inclusion, migration, integration of marginalized groups, gender equality, peace education, disabilities, and development education.
Innovation & entrepreneurship
Inspiring creativity, innovation and strategic visioning; infusing innovation across sectors; and supporting entrepreneurship.
Serving the health and environment sectors, focusing on sustainable consumption, environmental education, clean energy, smart cities, and sustainable communities.
Learning design and curriculum development
With a core team of qualified learning designers, we design curricula and learning environments in a variety of sectors, both for Face-to-Face and online contexts. Examples of projects include Design-Practice, Social Electricity, and DIMA, for which we developed curricula and courses in the areas of green energy, learning design, education strategy development, and digital literacies.
Networking and partnership building
We have collaborated with local and global institutions for more than 20 years. We bring together organizations who share the same values, interests, and objectives in designing sustainable solutions. For example, we founded and manage the Mediterranean Migration Network, and actively participate in many other local and global networks.
Research design and implementation
As a leading independent research center in the region, we offer research services to a diverse pool of clients. In-depth qualitative and quantitative methods are integrated to provide quality scientific results. Examples of research projects completed include a large scale study to examine the reading habits of young children, a study to examine the needs of youth migrants residing in Cyprus, research conducted to investigate the trends of entrepreneurship among women, and a detailed Cost-Effectiveness Analysis on using technology for learning in Southeast Asia.
E-learning, gamification, and mobile learning
We have developed large scale initiatives of e-learning supported with interactive tools, gamified apps, and mobile learning, delivered around the globe, in both education and business oriented settings. Examples include the development of the Advocacy e-lab project for World vision to train its global team, and the online gamified platform and mobile app ENTRINNO aimed at teaching entrepreneurial skills to youth.
Seminars, training courses, and education programs
We work with clients to design and deliver custom learning solutions for diverse disciplines. Courses are developed for all sectors we are active in. Examples of courses include Time Management, Designing and Delivering Online Courses, Designing and Funding your research, and Digital literacy. For details and examples, visit our education and training portal The Knowledge Hub.
Monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance
Proper monitoring and evaluation are essential for the successful completion of projects. A recent example is CARDET’s three year contract with the Ministry of Education and Culture for the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the Zones of Educational Priority, put into effect in 42 Cyprus public schools. Another example is the learning needs assessment of all managers employed in the public sector, conducted for the Cyprus Academy for Public Administration. A recent project is the evaluation of the implementation of South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) and the results of entrepreneurial learning interventions in 8 countries.
Strategic planning and visioning
Following our custom-developed process for reflecting on the past, understanding the present and designing the future, we facilitate strategic visioning workshops and develop tactical plans for public and private organizations.
Project ideation, design, and management
With a portfolio of more than 200 projects, we have core expertise in designing and managing projects in a variety of sectors, on a global scale. We follow a design-thinking model for generating ideas for projects with strong potential for success and long-term impact.
Dissemination and exploitation
With a large database of contacts of more than 10,000 organizations and experts, CARDET is the ideal dissemination partner with access to markets around the world. Our custom-designed interactive dissemination tools provide individualized design and dissemination services to private and public organizations. We co-organize more than 100 events every year, host the annual Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) conference, edit a peer-reviewed scholarly journal in collaboration with the International Council for Educational Media (Educational Media International), and publish an award-winning book series.
Innovation and technology transfer
CARDET is a social enterprise that has contributed to the development of numerous innovative ideas and startups. For example, we developed online platforms for content delivery, gamified learning environments and mobile apps, and completed a study in which we identified best practices in Europe for collaborations among academia and industry.
Grant proposal preparation and fundraising
We have developed a network of more than 1000 organizations in Europe and globally, which we leverage to develop competitive proposals for grants and public tenders, with a very high success rate in proposal applications. Funding agencies we have worked with include EuropeAid, USAID, United Nations, European Commission, and governments around the world.