Metropolitan College participates in the Kick-off Meeting of DataPRO Project in Athens

DataPro Kick off Meeting news

Metropolitan College participated in the Kick-off Meeting of the Erasmus+ DataPro Project which was held in Athens during 26th-27th of September 2018. The first day of the meeting was hosted in the premises of the Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and the second day in our campus in Maroussi.

This is the first time that Metropolitan College is involved in an Erasmus+ Project granted by EACEA’s KA3 “Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training”. The aim of this project 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.

Metropolitan College, with its 35 years of academic experience, will take the lead in the designing the Joint DPO VET Curricula and the development of a sustainable recognition process linking DPO Curricula with EQAVET and the EQF, in close cooperation with the Greek National Accreditation Body, EOPPEP

During the Kick-off meeting, the timeline of activities was defined by the Consortium and the key milestones were agreed for the implementation of this ambitious project. Data Protection Officer is an occupation which will dominate in the upcoming future as it will generate more than 20,000 new jobs. 

Metropolitan College, due to its expertise, will contribute to the DataPRO objective of enhancing 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) and the creation of a standardized VET Certification for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) that will foster cross-border, transnational and interregional mobility.

To achieve its ambitious goals and maximize its impact to stakeholders in data protection, DataPRO has incorporated an outstanding partnership of 10 partners from 4 European countries (Greece, Belgium, Germany and Cyprus) 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.