Privacy Policy

Effective date: May 23, 2018

CARDET ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.


  • Service
    Service means the website operated by CARDET.
  • Digital citizenship identity of schools
  • Personal Data
    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data
    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies
    Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
  • Data Controller
    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
    For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers)
    Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
    We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • Data Subject (or User)
    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data").

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

CARDET uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), CARDET legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

CARDET may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

CARDET will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

CARDET will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Cyprus and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Cyprus and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

CARDET will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, CARDET may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

CARDET may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of CARDET
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. CARDET aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where CARDET relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

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  • By visiting this page on our website:

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Unterstützte Beschäftigung – Europa im Vergleich

Die Europäische Beschäftigungspolitik fördert Maßnahmen, die behinderten und benachteiligten Menschen den Eintritt oder Verbleib auf dem Arbeitsmarkt ermöglichen. Trotz der steigenden Anzahl von Programmen zur „unterstützten Beschäftigung“ erreichten diese in den vergangenen Jahren in vielen Ländern nicht ihr volles Potenzial. Benachteiligte und behinderte Menschen sind immer noch stärker von Arbeitslosigkeit bedroht oder haben geringere Einkommen als Folge der reduzierten Erwerbsbeteiligung. Zudem wird unterstützte Beschäftigung immer noch nicht als erste Wahl betrachtet.

In diesem Zusammenhang wurde das Projekt „Supported Employment - Empowerment and

Career Development for People with Disabilities“ des Programms „Lebenslanges Lernen“ im

August 2013 gestartet. Beteiligt sind die Länder Österreich (Koordination), Slowakei, Frankreich, Cypern und Deutschland. Kultur und Arbeit e.V. vertritt Deutschland und bringt insbesondere Arbeitsmarkterfahrungen aus der Kulturwirtschaft und Erfahrungen in der Berufsvorbereitung für junge benachteiligte Menschen ein. Ziel ist, Bewusstsein für das Konzept der „unterstützten Beschäftigung“ in den beteiligten Ländern weiter zu erhöhen und die Vorteile „unterstützter Beschäftigung“  aufzuzeigen.

Unternehmertum trotz Behinderung: europäische Beispiele

Die europäischen Partnerinnen und Partner trafen sich im März 2014 in Nikosia/Zypern, um an einem

Workshop des Partners Cardet über so genanntes

„Soziales Unternehmertum für benachteiligte

Menschen“ teilzunehmen. Referent  Demetris Hadjisofocli erläuterte Erfolgsfaktoren, Erwartungen

und spezielle Charakteristika dieser Erwerbsrichtung sowie die Bedingungen, unter denen Unternehmertum trotz Behinderung erfolgreich sei kann. Uns interessierte aus Sicht der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft besonders: Brauchen behinderte Kulturschaffende, die unternehmerisch tätig sein wollen oder es bereits sind, besondere Unterstützung, und wenn ja, welche? Fazit: Wenn auf spezielle Bedarfe von Menschen mit Behinderungen Rücksicht genommen wird, ist es eine Frage der individuellen Qualifikation und der professionellen Herangehensweise, um darin erfolgreich zu sein.

Diese Beispiele fanden wir besonders spannend: Alen Kobilica, slowenischer Unternehmer, leitet sehr erfolgreich mehrere Mode-Firmen und setzt sich für soziales Unternehmertum ein - trotz seiner Erblindung. Als Schwimm-Athlet kämpft er zudem um Siege und Medaillen bei den Paralympics. Zwei Videos, eines zu seinem unternehmerischen Engagement und eines zu seinen sportlichen Ambitionen, haben uns besonders berührt (in englischer Sprache). Er sagt zu seiner Behinderung: 'Blind is not who has lost sight but who does not have any vision at all.''

Die dänische Unternehmerin Camilla Skovgaard ist eine international erfolgreiche

Schuhdesignerin, die sich trotz ihres Migrationshintergrunds und einer Hörbeeinträchtigung auf dem hart umkämpften Markt des Modedesigns in Großbritannien durchgesetzt hat. Ihr Unternehmergeist trotz Behinderung war "Kultur und Arbeit" bereits im Projekt „Fashion Talk“ positiv aufgefallen. Auf die Frage, inwieweit ihre Behinderung sie beeinträchtigt habe, antwortete sie  in einem Interview mit der britischen „Sunday Times“:  „Sie hat mich stärker gemacht, obgleich es meine Autorität schwächen kann, was mich ab und zu verwirrt. Dann muss ich es eben anders durchsetzen – als Kind wurde mir bereits vermittelt, dass ich alles mit 120% machen muss, um  meine Beeinträchtigung auszugleichen.“ (Interview veröffentlicht in der Beilage „Style“ der "Sunday Times" vom 20. Juni 2006)

Gute Beispiele und Länder-Report

Im Rahmen eines Länder-Reports wurden so genannte "gute Beispiele" der unterstützten Beschäftigung aus den Partnerländern Österreich, Deutschland, Zypern, Slowakei und Frankreich zusammengestellt, die ein eindrucksvolles Bild der vielfältigen Möglichkeiten unterstützter Beschäftigung geben. Für die Projektpartner sind die Beispiele aus anderen Ländern Inspiration und Motivation gleichermaßen, weshalb sie auf der Homepage des Projekts veröffentlicht werden:

Erstes deutsches Beispiel ist das Projekt „Malerwerkstatt“ in der Trägerschaft des Vereins

"Kultur und Arbeit": Darin werden benachteiligte Jugendliche in Werkstätten auf

Handwerksberufe und den Arbeitsmarkt vorbereitet: . Eine Broschüre dazu kann kostenlos von der Homepage heruntergeladen oder angefordert werden: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Homepage und Flyer

Unter der Homepage - Adresse finden sich - in englischer Sprache - alle Projektergebnisse. Ein Flyer mit einer kurzen Projektbeschreibung in deutscher Sprache kann ebenfalls heruntergeladen oder angesehen werden.



Lernen voneinander

Im Herbst 2014 werden sich die europäischen Partnerinnen und Partner über beispielhafte Projekte unterstützter Beschäftigung in der Slowakei und in Frankreich informieren. Vorgesehen sind Studienbesuche bei Qualed im slowakischen Žilina und bei INSUP  Formation im französischen Bordeaux.  Beides sind erfahrene Bildungsanbieter, die auf

Weiterbildungsangebote für benachteiligte  

Jugendliche und Erwachsene spezialisiert sind.

3. und 4. September 2014: In Žilina findet in der ersten Septemberwoche das sogenannte

Jasidielna statt, ein Kulturfestival, bei dem behinderte und benachteiligte Menschen als

Akteurinnen und Akteure die Hauptrolle spielen.  Für Kultur und Arbeit e.V. wird dieser

Studienbesuch besonders aufschlussreich, weil hier die Schnittstellen von Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft zum Arbeitsmarkt deutlich werden: 

2. – 3. Oktober 2014: In Bordeaux wird die französische Partnereinrichtung ein Projekt vorstellen, in dem behinderte und benachteiligte Menschen auf den „Arbeitsmarkt Gastronomie“ vorbereitet und auch darin eingesetzt werden. In einem integrierten Betrieb in Bordeaux, der im Bereich Weinbau, Pflanzenzucht und Gastronomie arbeitet, werden Konzept und Erfahrungen vorgestellt und ausgetauscht. Vergleichbare Ansätze, insbesondere aus Deutschland, werden eingebracht.

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Kultur und Arbeit e.V. 

Goethestr. 10

97980 Bad Mergentheim


Fon: +49 7931 5636374

Fax: +49 7931 992731

Kontakt: Dr. Karin Drda-Kühn


Projekt Homepage:

Registergericht: Amtsgericht Mainz

Registernummer: VR 40180





Dieses Projekt wird mit Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission durchgeführt.

LEONARDO DA VINCI Partnerschaft 2013

Vertragsnummer 2013-1-SI1-LEO04-05497 6

Projektdauer 2013 - 2015


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European employment policies promotes projects and actions which encourage and empower people with disabilities to enter or remain in the open labour market. However, despite of the growth of Supported Employment over the past years, in many countries it is not delivering its full potential. People with disabilities still have higher non-employment rates and lower income as a result of lower labour market participation. Also, sheltered employment and “special and separate employment” is still considered the first choice.
Therefore, the overall objective of this Partnership is to raise awareness of the concept of Supported Employment, and to promote the values and principles of Supported Employment that are consistent with the concepts of empowerment, social inclusion, dignity and respect for individuals.
In order to reach this objective, the Partnership:
  • investigated the state of art in the countries of the Partnership, and indicated to which levels Supported Employment it is being introduced
  • identified the standard and skills levels of Supported Employment professionals
  • selected the best practice examples in the Supported Employment process
  • got an overview on training materials that is being used by those organisations that provide support to people from disadvantaged groups into employment.
  • identified and elaborated a concept for successful introduction of Supported Employment and career development
  • included people with disabilities in the research and development process in the Partnership
The project ended in July 2015. The current website will remain active for at least two years after the partnership has been completed, i.e. until 2017.

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E-C-C Verein - Austria

E-C-C Association for Interdisciplinary Consulting and Education is a non-profit association for interdisciplinary research, consulting and education. It has been specialised in managing and coordinating scientific cooperation in European research and education programmes.

Between 1995 and 1998, ECC experts were involved in the Community Initiative EMPLOYMENT-HORIZON where they developed guidelines for re-integration of disabled people into work.

Between 1998 and 2007, ECC experts were active in the evaluation of a dozen educational projects, mainly from the programmes Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates of the European Union, focusing on labour market, key competences, and basic skills. Since 2008 ECC is acting also as operative partner in European transnational projects:

HlinArch (LdV TOI 2008)

Financial Literacy (LdV Partnership 2008)

Intergenerational ICT Skills (GRU Learning Partnership 2008)

Fashion Talk (GRU 2010)

Financial Literacy competencies for adult learners (GRU 2010)

ECC has been responsible for the quality management and evaluation for:

  • Talk with me - The social way to learn a language (LLP, KA2 2008)
  • EQF E-learning Courses for Eco-Farming (LdV TOI 2009)
  • Stop Dropout! Risk detection and flexible prevention against learners’ drop out (LdV TOI 2010)
  • Awareness Raising and Training Measures for The Istanbul Protocol in Europe (LdV 2011)

ECC will collaborate with the Labour Market Service Lower Austria (AMS NÖ) that joins the project as silent partner.


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QUALED - Slovakia

QUALED občianske združenie pre kvalifikáciu a vdelávanje was established in 2007 as non-profit organisation for qualification and education. The organisation deals with education of wide range groups of people, and tries to enrich the educational system by making it more practical. QUALED’s mission is to overcome the public opinion about learning and qualification process being too painful, impractical and mandatory, but voluntary, interesting, enjoyable and utilizable.

The motivation of QUALED to participate in this Partrnership is based on two facts: Firstly, the concept of Supported Employment is virtually unknown among Slovakian entrepreneurs and labour market stakeholders. Secondly, QUALED is currently active in developing initiatives for adults concerning several themes, such independent lifestyle through the use of a great variety of tele-services such as tele-care and tele-health. It is interested to transfer these findings also into training concepts for Supported Employment.

QUALED is working in close collaboration with the municipality of the North-Slovakian town Žilina, especially in a project concerning the acquisition of "social literacy" to public sector staff. It will use the experience from this project to promote the implementation of Supported Employment.


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Verein “Kultur und Arbeit” e. V. - Germany

Verein Kultur und Arbeit e.V. (Association Culture & Work)  is a non-profit organization which fosters paid employment of cultural workers and representatives of the creative industries. VKA will act as partner and brings  in specific efforts for preparing disabled and disadvantaged young people aged 15 – 25 for the labour market. Since 2009 ACW operates an own scheme at four special schools in the German Bundesland Rhineland-Palatinate, where artists are trained to work with disabled students at special schools and teach them specific techniques for many craftsmen jobs. The scheme was finalist in two German nation-wide competitions which support initiatives helping disabled youngsters via instruments of the creative industries (for further information please check the website of the VKA scheme:  and our Facebook account .

We run two successful so called “workshops” (“Malerwerkstatt” and “Gartenwerkstatt”) at four special schools which aim at qualifying artists for jobs specifically at special schools, which are offering education and services throughout the day. Simultaneously we qualify disabled youngsters to get prepared for the labor market. We strongly cooperate with vocational schools and training centers and are presented as best practices by several teacher organizations for special schools.

Implementing the training schemes VKA gained vast experience in support mechanisms and instruments for disabled and disadvantaged persons for the labor market. At the time being our success rate for bringing these youngsters into internships and apprenticeships is at more than 75% which is regarded as an extraordinary good result. We work on the creation of strong networks for our students in order to avoid their fall-out of education and society.


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CARDET - Cyprus

CARDET is an independent research centre for training and development in Cyprus, affiliated with the University of Nicosia. Our mission is to inspire next generation education, and promote research, innovation, and development through evidence-based practices, cutting-edge research, and empowered people. CARDET brings together an international team of professionals with decades of global expertise in social entrepreneurship, vocational training, communities of learning, digital literacy, educational research, learning needs assessments, social justice, performance improvement and networking, research and evaluation. We have been advising education and training oriented organizations and Ministries in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Members of the CARDET team have successfully participated in more than 80 projects in more than 20 countries, several of which were supported by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program, Microsoft, The Commonwealth of Learning, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. We recently organized successfully the 62nd Annual Conference of the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM), with theme “Design Thinking in Education, Media and Society” ( We follow a systemic and systematic process in thoroughly planning and executing projects. CARDET is ISO 9001 certified for quality in management, research, and education services. We have developed and implemented lifelong learning projects and conducted large-scale evaluations of education programs around the world.

CARDET will bring this expertise to the Partnership while at the same time acting as catalyst for the introduction of the concept of Supported Employment for the first time into Cyprus.


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INSUP Formation - France

INSUP is a non-profit association with the purpose of the achievement of educational, cultural, and social activities as part of lifelong learning.  During 30 years, INSUP has lead different types of actions that demonstrate its commitment to revitalize the core members, especially young people aged from 16 to 25, and disadvantaged adults as well as people with disabilities.

INSUP offers also intercultural services for Public Employment Service, to the Aquitaine Regional Council and General Council. Its expertise is recognized in the way of accompanying public migrants through agreements with the Agency for Social Cohesion, Equal Opportunities and Urban Policy. It is for this reason that the INSUP will be able to raise the awareness among public stakeholders for the need of supported employment.


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