The Kick-off Meeting was conducted during 26th -27th September 2018 in Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce (UHCC) premises in 6 Akadimias Str., (Day 1) and in Metropolitan College campus in 74 Sorou Str. (Day 2).
The kick-off meeting was successfully held in Athens during 26th-27th of September 2018. Under the coordination of Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce (UHCC) (www.uhc.gr), the DataPRO Project was hosted in UHCC premises in 26th September, as well as in Metropolitan College (AMC) campus (mitropolitiko.edu.gr) in 27th September.
DataPRO Project was successfully granted by EACEA’s KA3 “Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training” and its aim is to incorporate the new digital mentality that is being shaped under GDPR 2016/679 to companies, employees and young learners, while responding to the fragmented certification system in the field.
DataPRO objective is to enhance transparency and harmonization of skills and qualifications in EU data protection Sector through:
- The setting-up of two new Joint VET Curricula (with strong Work-based Learning);
- The creation of a standardized VET Certification for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) that will foster cross-border, transnational and interregional mobility;
- The development of an online web platform for “Data Protection Employees”.
DataPRO is led by the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce of Greece (UHCC) (www.uhc.gr), and is implemented by a Consortium of 10 partners from 4 European countries (Greece, Belgium, Cyprus and Germany) that include chambers from all countries, representing the whole spectrum of business activity, accreditation bodies from Greece and Germany, VET providers, research institutes and communication organisations with an EU impact.
During the DataPRO Project presentation, a Project brief was provided, as well as a concise description of the expected results and products/deliverables. Emphasis was given on DataPRO rationale and objectives and an overview of dissemination activities and expected impact to stakeholders and beneficiaries was explored. Afterwards, a more detailed insight into each WP’s methodology was provided and by the end of the Session 2, the Gantt Chart of DataPRO was presented. During the session, partners had the opportunity to discuss their point of views and clarify questions.