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Project Boomer: Digital Literacy Workshops for the Elderly in Five Croatian Counties

BOOMER photoIn collaboration with the Croatian Pensioners' Association, from May 17 to 22, members of the CREDO Research Center at the University of Dubrovnik held workshops on "Digital Literacy for the Elderly" in five Croatian counties. This initiative brought the BOOMER project consortium one step closer to its goal of providing digital literacy education for the elderly in all Croatian counties.

During the workshops held in Dubrovnik, Kaštel Kambelovac, Vodice, Senj, and Zadar, participants had the opportunity to expand their knowledge on key topics such as internet safety, recognizing misinformation, cyber security, responsible communication and content sharing on social media, and managing personal finances in a digital environment. Each workshop was carefully designed to address the specific needs of the elderly, providing not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills for everyday application.

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PATHFINDER - New project to promote AI skills in higher education

Pressemitteilung Pathfinder StartCentre for Research of Digital Transformation CREDO launched the Erasmus+ project 'Pathfinder' in cooperation with the LAB University of Applied Sciences in Finland, the University of Liechtenstein and the formatio private school in Liechtenstein aimed on the understanding and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education.

By using strategic guidelines, AI-based tools and tailored learning programs, teachers and students will be equipped with the necessary resources and knowledge to responsibly and effectively integrate AI into the teaching and learning process. Project includes the development of a teacher support framework, an AI-powered lesson planning toolkit, and a competency-based learning program for students. These tools aim to improve employability, promote innovation and strengthen the resilience of the European education community.

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Round table "Digital skills in the third age"

BOOMER title photoOn Monday, June 12, 2023, BOOMER project consortium organised round table “Digital skills in the third age” and presentation of project results at the Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb. BOOMER aims to improve the digital skills of third age population, to bridge the intergenerational digital gap and enable the active participation of older people in everyday activities. Over 100 retirees, members of the group that BOOMER is intended for, visited the event.

The results of the project were presented by prof. Nebojša Stojčić, project coordinator and director of the UNIDU CREDO research center. As he pointed out, according to the share of people of the third age with digital skills, Croatia is below the European Union average, and this population group is more exposed to the risk of disinformation, financial fraud, identity theft and similar risks in the digital environment.

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Erasmus+ „good practice" label to the ESSENCE project

During its final evaluation, project " Enhance Soft Skills to Nurture Competitiveness and Employability - ESSENCE" was awarded the label "example of good practice" by the Polish Erasmus+ national agency

“Good practice” is the label awarded by Erasmus + National Agency  to the projects that have been particularly well managed and can be a source of inspiration for others.

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Enhancing Soft Skills to Nurture Competitiveness and Employability (ESSENCE): CREDO - Centre for research of digital transformation joined the second Transnational Project Meeting of ESSENCE

zoom - razvijanje vjestinaOn 24 June 2021, the representative of CREDO - Centre for research of digital transformation at the University of Dubrovnik - Department of Economics and Business participated in the second transnational meeting of the project ESSENCE, which was held in online mode due to COVID -19 restrictions.

The current mapping activities, tools and examples of good practice in soft skills were presented at the meeting. During the first phase of the implementation of ESSENCE, the main objective was the analysis of soft skills and their role in employability, as well as relevant trends, regulatory framework and qualitative and quantitative indicators related to the development of soft skills.

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2nd VIBES transnational meeting - IO1 and IO2 results presented, IO3 officially launched

Drugi VIBES transnacionalni sastanak -1On 14-15 October 2021, the VIBES consortium held its 2nd transnational project meeting. The meeting took place at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia, but due to Covid restrictions some partners also participated online.

In the past months, the VIBES team has been working hard on the tasks of IO1 and IO2 and the results of these efforts were presented and discussed during the project meeting. As part of IO1, and led by IHF, one of project partners, the team prepared a report on European best practices for developing virtual teamwork skills. The report, presented during project meeting, revealed that universities and schools are still looking for ways to adequately integrate training and learning in virtual teamworking skills development into their educational activities.

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New CREDO project - ESMERALD: Enhancing SMEs’ Resilience After Lock Down

credo engCREDO participated in the kick-off meeting of the project ESMERALD - Enhancing SMEs' Resilience After Lock Down on June 23, 2021. The project is funded through the Erasmus + program of the European Commission and will be implemented by a consortium of seven partners from Poland. Croatia, Belgium, Greece, Italy and Spain under the leadership of the University of Economics Krakow.

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CREDO launches new project VIBES Virtual Business Skills Empowerment

VIBES kick offOn Thursday, April 8, 2021, a new project VIBES (Virtual business skills Empowerment) was launched by the University of Dubrovnik Research Center CREDO. The project is funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Commission. The consortium, led by the University of Dubrovnik, brings together partners from Croatia, Finland, Estonia, Belgium and Switzerland. The first meeting of the project was originally planned to take place in Brussels, but was held online due to Covid 19 restrictions.

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