Title: Improving Cybersecurity readiness of the European Vocational education and training sector
Project duration: 2021-03-01 – 2022-10-31 (20 month)
The European Union is facing an epochal challenge caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many sectors are strongly hit by this crisis and education is certainly one of them.
More and more users are now forced to use online classes or training, so the importance of recognizing the everyday threats related to digital security is now more important than ever. This topic of digital security is recognized as fundamental also by the European Commission that every year organizes a European Cyber Security Month and the website of initiative already includes some educational materials and specific awareness campaigns as the “Get cyber skilled” (2018).
The main objective of CYBER.EU.VET is to strengthen the European VET capacity to recognize and manage cybersecurity threats (e.g. phishing attacks, botnets, financial & banking frauds, data fraud) considering conditions that online learning and training is utilised more often right now.
1st specific objective – to have more prepared VET educators on cybersecurity threats management, given their central role in the knowledge transfer of good practices and skills to their students.
2nd specific objective is to increase awareness among VET teachers, students and their families as well on the importance to recognize such daily risks, that can have a both economic and social impact on all the European citizens.
– VET teachers, – VET students and youth, – Students families, – VET institutions, – Public authorities
– Comparative research analysis
– Development of awareness training material on cybersecurity (including educational game) through educational gamification event (GameJam)
– Publishing of a training for trainers’ toolkit for VET through collaborative training sessions with VET educators
– Cybersecurity handbook with best practices, training material and future implementation guidelines
– Multipliers events to promote the 2021 and 2022 European Cybersecurity Month initiatives, and the results of project.
Lead Partners: NGO NEST BERLIN EV (Germany) – a hub for research, education and personal growth
Latvijas Asociacija Eiropas Kopienas Studijam – LECSA (Latvia)
TANDEM PLUS (France) – a network of non-profit organisation both public and private
Meath Partnership (Ireland) – a county-wide NGO specialising in local, rural and community development programmes in Meath
COFAC – Cooperativa de Formacao e Animacao Cultural CRL (Portugal) – a non-profit cooperative, responsible for the management of Lusófona University, the largest private university in Portugal
Asociacion Educativa Por la Integracion y la Igualdad – AEII (Spain) – a non-profit organization fostering work-based learning, mobile learning, apprenticeships, and trainings schemes at both local and European level
Inercia Digital SL (Spain) – an organisation specialising in training and innovation in digital skills at an international level
Extrafondente Open Source (Italy) – a non-profit cultural association
PROJECT OUTPUTS (as of July 2021)
CYBER.EU.VET National Report (Latvia) on the cybersecurity situation for VET (PDF)