As a response to the changing data protection environment and the integration within GDPR of new and improved rights, specific processes and concrete measures, our partnership aims to incorporate the new digital mentality/intelligence that is being shaped to companies, employees and young learners, while at the same time respond to the fragmented certification system in the field.



In response to this unprecedented technological penetration, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 is the most important change in data privacy regulation in the last 20 years. GDPR is short for the General Data Protection Regulation and has come into full effect May 25, 2018. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.



Key Action 3: Support for policy reform provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The main instruments that are managed through specific calls for proposals include: Initiatives for policy innovation and Civil Society Cooperation providing.



  • A Joint Occupational Profile for DPOs
  • A Joint DPO VET Curriculum accompanied by a detailed WBL Scheme
  • An Awareness raising Curriculum on Data Protection for current and future employees
  • Data Protection and GDPR Learning Resources for learners and wider audiences and WBL Employer Manual

DataPRO will enhance transparency and harmonization of Sectoral skills and qualifications

Developing a Joint Occupational Profile for DPOs

The Joint DPO VET Curriculum will be accompanied by a detailed WBL Scheme

Creating a new Certification Scheme for Data Protection

Development of a Concrete Methodology for Quality Assurance and Licencing of DPO VET Curricula

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Latest DataPRO News and Events

1st Steering Committee meeting

1st Steering Committee meeting

The 1st Steering Committee Meeting of the DataPRO project meeting was conducted on May 20th and 21st, 2019 in the premises of the European University Cyprus.

Survey on common skills and competences for Data Protection Officers

Survey on common skills and competences for Data Protection Officers

The main purpose of this survey is to identify common skills and competences for Data Protection Officers. The findings of this survey will act as an adequate basis for the design of innovative, learning-outcome-oriented DPO VET Curriculum & Training course.

We kicked-off

We kicked-off

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).

Updating the EU Data Protection Field with new skills

Another one .... Updating the EU Data Protection Field with new skills

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