The DAISSy Research Group of the HOU joins the ALL DIGITAL WEEK 2021 by presenting the “Boosting Digital Skills and Competences of Librarians” Massive Open Online Course!

biblio-event20210331The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) joins the ALL DIGITAL WEEK 2021 in the event scheduled in the framework of the European project “Boosting Digital Skills and Competences of Librarians – BIBLIO”.

Specifically, on behalf of the BIBLIO project Consortium, DAISSy is excited to invite you to the International Event entitled “Boosting Digital Skills and Competences of Librarians“. DAISSy actively supports this event and participates by delivering a speech on “The BIBLIO Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Library professionals”.

  • Join the BIBLIO event on 31 March 2021 at 10:00’-11:45’ CET to learn more about:
  •  Digital Facilitator and Digital Communicator in Expanded Endless Libraries
  •  Librarianship in Europe: Mapping professional needs
  •  Who are CECO and DIGY?
  •  Professional qualification of Librarians beyond the pandemic
  •  BIBLIO Curriculum and Methodology
  •  BIBLIO Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Library professionals

Learn more about the event and register here .

The event is part of the All Digital Week 2021 campaign! The BIBLIO project is funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union under grant agreement 612411-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA, it is implemented in Greece by the DAISSy Research Group of the HOU and actively supported by the Distance Library and Information Centre of the HOU as a main Associate.


DAISSy participated at the “Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy” kick-off meeting

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) participated at the kick-off meeting of the three-year EU project “Creative Audiovisual Lab for the promotion of critical thinking and media literacy” (CrAL). CrAL is co-funded by the Erasmus+ EU Programme, and the official kickoff meeting took place online, on February 18th & 19th 2021. 

The CrAL project aims at enhancing critical thinking and media literacy among learners (young people of 14-19 years of age), parents and educational staff of THE formal and non-formal education sectors. It is implemented by a consortium of seven (7) partners from six (6) EU member states (Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain).

At the kick-off meeting (KoM), the partners analysed the project work packages and the challenges; defined the priorities, and set up the action plan of the project implementation. More precisely, during the first KoM day, the partners discussed about the management and communication issues; they prepared the steps for the project actions, and they got acquainted with the “Creative audiovisual writing and reading” methodology, based on the respective experience of the two Italian project partners. The second KoM day was devoted to the monitoring actions of the project physical and financial content; the reporting rules; the analysis of the timeschedule, and the major milestones of the whole project implementation.

DAISSy Research Group of HOU was actively involved in all sessions of the two-day Coordination meeting and furthermore, it delivered two presentations on the key features of the online Platform (WP3) and the Quality Assurance Plan (part of WP1), on which it serves as the Leader Partner.

DAISSy participates in all CrAL project work packages by contributing to familiarizing with the proposed best practice methodology, developing the multilingual, multimedia training course, creating an international community of practice and a related online platform for experience exchange, experimenting on CrAL methodology in Greece and contributing to the dissemination and exploitation of project results.




For more information regarding theCrAL project and news about other activities of DAISSy:

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DAISSy Research Group of HOU organizes the webinar ‘Competence Needs and Professional Development of STE(A)M Educators’

The DAISSy Research Group of Hellenic Open University (HOU) invites you to the webinar titled ‘Competence Needs and Professional Development of STE(A)M Educators’, on 26 March 2021 at 14:30-16:00 CET.

During the event, the key activities, findings and outputs of the Erasmus+ KA3 project “STEAMonEdu: Competence development of STE(A)M educators through online tools and communities’, which is coordinated by DAISSy Research Group, will be presented.

The agenda highlights the three aspects of the project, namely:

  • STE(A)M education community: In STEAMonEdu project, educators are given a central role as members of a community that is supported by an online platform in collecting best practices, designing educational scenarios, discussing the necessary competences and sharing experience.
  • STE(A)M education ecosystem: The STEAMonEdu project has developed the STE(A)M competence framework, which details the necessary educators’ competences for implementing STE(A)M education. Based on this framework, STE(A)M educator profile(s) will be designed, along with the development of a STE(A)M-readiness self-assessment tool for educators and organizations. In addition, the STE(A)M education framework was established, which describes the related methodologies, body of knowledge, OERs and practices.
  • Professional development of teachers and educators: The project will deliver a training course, which includes a MOOC that is based on the STE(A)M competence framework, supplemented by a blended course that will result in the collaborative development of STE(A)M learning activity templates and projects.

The event is organized within the  All Digital Week campaign  and it will take place in English.

Registration form and programme of the event can be found here:

For more information regarding STEAMonEdu project and other DAISSy activities:


Webinar on 24/03: Developing training methodologies and content for specific job profiles with the participation of Daissy research team of HOU

Devops-EventThe DevOps Competences for Smart Cities (Smart-DevOps) is an Erasmus+ KA2/Sector Skills Alliances project that addresses the shortage of digital and transferable skills of public sector employees working in smart cities/municipalities and will support them in their professional development.

Combination of a specific approach (DevOps), field (public sector employees in smart cities and municipalities) and lack of educational programmes or courses in the field meant the project consortium started practically from scratch.

It started with in-depth research and analysis of the needs and available trainings to identify the most competitive and high valued skills and competences, continued with identification of the three new professions/job profiles and concluded by developing a MOOC and specialisation courses based on modular design, utilizes open content (digital OERs), and enables flexible learning pathways.

Join us at for the “Developing training methodologies and content for specific job profiles” event to learn more about:
  • How to identify an emerging job profile in a specific field and how to prepare it for developing of training methodologies and contents.
  • How to go from identifying job profiles/competence profiles to building an online educational programme that follows ECVET standards. Presentation with examples from Smart-DevOps.

The event is organised within the All Digital Week 2021 campaign and will take place in 24/3/2021 from 16:00 to 17:15.

Registration form and programme of the event can be found here.

More information for the Smart Devops project and Daissy research team can be found in:


The e-Book of Mu.SA is now available for all!

MuSA_finalThe book entitled “The Future of Museum Professionals in the Digital Era – The Success Story of Mu.SA“, Dr. Achilles Kameas and Panagiota Polymeropoulou (editors), is the outcome of the online conference organized in 2020 by the Mu.SA partnership in the framework of the SSA EU project Mu.SA.

The e-book is free to download, the content of this work is made available under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike] 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

ISBN 978-618-84272-9-7
Production: Hellenic Open University Press
© 2020 Hellenic Open University Press

Read more in here!

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DAISSy Research Group of HOU invites you to the Final International Conference of the project “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture“

CDDC final conference-coverDAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (HOU), the Greek project partner of the project “Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture”, cordially invites you you to attend online the Final International Conference on 25 March 2021 at 14:00′-17:15′.

To register please click on this link by 23 March. A personal link will be sent to you closer to the event date with the access details to the event platform. This event will take place in English.

Cultural heritage was put in the spotlight in 2018 with European Year of Cultural Heritage that saw thousands of events and millions of people engaged across the European continent. But it didn’t stop there. Successes from 2018 and new policy document (e.g. New European Agenda for Culture) have strengthened other dimensions of cultural policy and also cultural heritage.

Here our story begins. Crowddreaming: Youth Co-Create Digital Culture (CDDC) is an Erasmus+ project that started 2 years ago. We scaled up an Italian good practice and developed a methodology to use digital cultural heritage as a mean for inclusive education and the promotion of European values among youngsters.

The online event will present how more than 1600 students from Croatia, Greece, Italy and Latvia under the mentorship of 90 teachers and support by tutors dived into their local history and explored how it connects to other European nations. The results of their work is a digital monument Europa Square. It hosts more than 80 digital thankyou scenes created by youngsters. You will not only learn about the Crowddreaming methodology that enabled this but also explore the Europa Square yourself.

The Conference will also bring together representatives of policy makers and representatives of the civil society organisations who will discuss why we need a stronger collaboration between cultural and education sectors and how to ensure it. The tone of the event will be set by aspiring keynotes from two renowned experts in innovation in digital cultural heritage. More information about the speakers is available here.


Programme of the conference

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome and Introduction to the conference
Achilles Kameas, Chair of the Board, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
14:15 – 14:45 Keynotes
Cultural heritage and innovation: What does the future bring?
Matevž Straus, ID20
Augmented reality, cultural heritage and education
Gunnar Liestøl, Professor, Dept. of Media & Communication, University of Oslo
14:45 – 15:00 Presentation of the CDDC policy recommendations
Borut Cink, CDDC project coordinator, ALL DIGITAL aisbl
15:00 – 16:00 Panel debate: Cultural heritage, education and digitalisation: What lies ahead?
– Hannes Heide, Member of the European Parliament
– Michael Teutsch, Head of unit for schools and Multilingualism, DG EAC, European Commission
– Marianna Marcucci, Co-Founder, Invasioni Digitali
– Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP)

Moderator: Altheo Valentini, General Director, EGINA Slrl
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:45 Presentation of the project results and introduction to the Europa Square Platform
Paolo Russo, Secretary General, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione
16:45 – 17:15 Europa Square experience
Virtual reality experience of the Europa Square

In the upcoming days, information will follow for the Greek national, also online, final event of the CDDC project, which is organised by DAISSy, in Greek. Both events are co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

For more information on CDDC and DAISSy and its projects, you can visit/ contact us at:

For your registration to the Europa Square digital monument:


Πρόσκληση Συμμετοχής στο Κοινωνικό Εργαστήριο Hackademy του ΕΑΠ

Το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο και η ομάδα DAISSy ( ) προσκαλούν νέους ηλικίας από 16-29 ετών (και όχι μόνο!), να συμμετάσχουν στο 1ο Κοινωνικό Εργαστήριο Hackademy.

Το Κοινωνικό Εργαστήριο είναι μία συναρπαστική online εμπειρία μάθησης και δημιουργίας όπου νέοι από όλη την Ελλάδα μπορούν να λάβουν δωρεάν μέρος σε κάποια (ή σε όλα) από τα 3 μαθήματα του Εργαστηρίου. Με το τέλος των μαθημάτων, οι συμμετέχοντες θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να αξιοποιήσουν τις ψηφιακές δεξιότητες που απέκτησαν, στον 3-ήμερο  Κοινωνικό Hackathon του Ελληνικού Ανοικτού Πανεπιστημίου (ΕΑΠ) που θα οργανωθεί το καλοκαίρι του 2021. Εκεί, θα συμμετάσχουν με άλλες ομάδες για να συνδημιουργήσουν ψηφιακές λύσεις πάνω σε προβλήματα που αφορούν τους 17 στόχους αειφόρου ανάπτυξης των Ηνωμένων Εθνών.

Τα 3 online μαθήματα που παρέχονται είναι:


Το σύνολο των μαθημάτων και η συμμετοχή στο Hackathon του ΕΑΠ προσφέρονται δωρεάν και δεν υπάρχει κανένα κόστος ή άλλη υποχρέωση για τους συμμετέχοντες.

Θα απονεμηθούν πιστοποιητικά παρακολούθησης και Οpen Βadges για την επιτυχημένη συμμετοχή στα μαθήματα.

Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι παρακαλούνται να συμπληρώσουν την αίτηση συμμέτοχης στα μαθήματα, on-line, έως την Παρασκευή 27 Μαρτίου 2021 εδώ.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το Εργαστήριο Hackademy μπορείτε να βρείτε εδώ.

Το εργαστήριο, πραγματοποιείται στα πλαίσια του έργου Social Hackademy ( ) το οποίο συγχρηματοδοτείται από την Ε.Ε. στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος Erasmus+ (Project No: 612128-EPP-1-2019-1-BE-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN).




Research results of a study conducted by the University of Naples “Federico II”, a partner of DAISSy in the transnational project XENIA: HE Inclusiveness Index


xenia-logo«How do you feel in your campus?» Evidence from a sample of Italian University students

Usually students from sexual minorities describe Higher Education contexts as unwelcoming and chilly environments, compared with their counterparts. These disparities in climate perceptions, often, lead to negative health and academic discomfort.

However, up to now, researchescollecting the experience of sexual minority students within European Higher Education Institutions is limited.

A group of researchers from the University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy), led by Dr. Amodeo,sought to expand previous empirical evidence by investigating the associations between sexual minority status, students’ perceptions of campus climate, psychological (i.e., anxiety–depression)and academic outcomes (i.e., intellectual and academic success, and considering leaving the university) in a sample of 868 Italian university students (17.9% sexual minority students).

The results (available here) showed that sexual minority students reported more negative perceptions of campus climate, which, in turn, were associated with higher levels of anxiety–depression symptoms, lowered academic success, and a high probability of considering leaving university.

Further research is needed to investigate the experience of sexual minority students within European Higher Education contexts and to explore possible actions that could contribute to fostering a greater sense of belonging to the campus community for all students, and particularly for students from sexual minority groups.

The three-years Erasmus+ project “XENIA: HE Inclusiveness Index” accepted the challenge to support Higher Education Institutions in promoting and implementing actions to contrast and prevent discrimination against gender and sexual marginalized identities. Capitalizing on the expertise of researchers and experts from 5 European Countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain), XENIA will develop an operational tool – the XENIA Index – to support HEIs to measure, realise and value the relevance and efficacy of their diversity and inclusion policies and programmes.

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XENIA project at university of Barcelona in the context of “ENTRE GRIEGAS” workshop

xenia-logoIn the framework of XENIA Erasmus+ Project the University of Barcelona, one of the partner involved in the transnational project’s consortium held the workshop ‘Entre Griegas’ promoted within the Community Psychology course of Psychology studies by the University of Barcelona last 27th November 2020.

Using methods taken from the theatre of the oppressed and theatre for life, the workshop had the objective of investigating how to expand, multiply and bring together the cracks or breaks in the system of domination of the cis-hetero-patriarchal-monogamous-capitalist-euro-white in the context of the Faculty of Psychology.

35 students took part in this workshop that has been developed during 3 classes for a total of 6 hours, facilitated by Noé (collective of Las Precarias) together with Professors Dr. Moisés Carmona and Ruben David Fernández.

The “Entre Grietas” Workshop is part of a set of actions promoted by the University of Barcelona’s Research Group on Interaction and Social Change to disseminate XENIA project and to penetrate Xenia impacts in the University context.

The aim and objectives of XENIA project are to develop and implement an inclusiveness index to support inclusion, equality and diversity in European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Specifically, an algorithm matrix based will measure the level of social and educational inclusiveness of sexual minority and gender marginalised students and staff within the HEIs context. The project will also share practices and tools for promoting and improving equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

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Ξεκινούν σύντομα τα εξειδικευμένα μαθήματα για επαγγελματίες Έξυπνης Πόλης με την υποστήριξη της ερευνητικής ομάδας DAISSy του ΕΑΠ!

DevOps_bannerΕργάζεστε ή επιθυμείτε να εργαστείτε στον τομέα της έξυπνης πόλης;

Εργάζεστε για κάποιο δήμο που σχεδιάζει να υιοθετήσει λύσεις έξυπνης πόλης;

Είστε φοιτητής που ενδιαφέρεται για τις έξυπνες πόλεις;

Τότε τα μαθήματα εξειδίκευσης Smart-DevOps μπορεί να είναι για εσάς!

Η κοινοπραξία Smart-DevOps σας προσκαλεί να συμμετάσχετε σε μια σειρά μαθημάτων εξειδίκευσης  για τα ακόλουθα τρία νέα επαγγελματικά προφίλ εργασίας στον τομέα των έξυπνων πόλεων:
  1. Σχεδιαστής έξυπνης πόλης
  2. Επικεφαλής τμήματος πληροφορικής έξυπνης πόλης
  3. Ειδικός ψηφιακών συστημάτων έξυπνης πόλης
Τα μαθήματα αναπτύχθηκαν στο πλαίσιο του έργου DevOps Competencies for Smart Cities (Smart-DevOps), που αντιμετωπίζει το χάσμα μεταξύ των σημερινών και των μελλοντικών απαιτήσεων ψηφιακών και μεταβιβάσιμων δεξιοτήτων του εργατικού δυναμικού στον τομέα των έξυπνων πόλεων, ώστε να υποστηρίξει την επαγγελματική τους ανάπτυξη. Το έργο έχει ως σκοπό να ωφελήσει τις έξυπνες πόλεις και τους δήμους που στοχεύουν στην υιοθέτηση της κουλτούρας, των αρχών και των πρακτικών του DevOps με την εισαγωγή των επαγγελματικών προφίλ DevOps.

Από την έρευνα που πραγματοποιήθηκε στην Κύπρο, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα και την Ιταλία, εντοπίστηκαν συνολικά 42 ανταγωνιστικές και υψηλής αξίας δεξιότητες και ικανότητες που απαιτούνται για τους επαγγελματίες έξυπνης πόλης. Με βάση την έρευνα, η κοινοπραξία του έργου ανέπτυξε τα προαναφερόμενα τρία προφίλ εργασίας Smart Cities έχοντας δομήσει το κάθε προφίλ με τις κατάλληλες δεξιότητες.

Για κάθε προφίλ, αναπτύχθηκε ένα εξειδικευμένο πρόγραμμα σπουδών ώστε να παρέχει στους ενδιαφερόμενους, μέσω των προσφερόμενων μαθημάτων,  το απαιτούμενο σύνολο δεξιοτήτων και ικανοτήτων και για την αντιμετώπιση των αναγκών που προσδιορίστηκαν για τη διαχείριση των Έξυπνων Πόλεων και τη διοίκηση των δήμων.

Διάρκεια μαθημάτων
Φεβρουάριος – Αύγουστος 2021 (μικτή μάθηση)
Ιούνιος – Οκτώβριος 2021 (Εκμάθηση που βασίζεται στην Εργασία /Work-based learning)

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για τον τρόπο συμμετοχής στα μαθήματα εξειδίκευσης θα βρείτε εδώ!

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το Ευρωπαϊκό έργο DevOps competences for Smart Cities και την Ερευνητική Ομάδα DAISSy του ΕΑΠ, μπορείτε να δείτε σε: