The DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (HOU) participates in the activities of the new project entitled “CRISIS – Competences for Resilient Smart Cities’ Staff”, which is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme 2021-2027. The CRISIS project (with a duration of 24 months) mainly focuses on improving digital, transferrable, resilience and smart city-related competences of people interested in seeking job opportunities and careers as Smart City Resilience Officers. To achieve this objective, the expected results include a self-assessment tool to identify gaps in required competences, an innovative learning journey design tool to define the educational goals and strategy for each learner, a flexible curriculum, digital open educational resources, an online learning platform and a pilot training program for certifying the first cohort of Smart City Resilience Officers.
On April 7 and 8, 2022, the kick-off meeting of the CRISIS project was held online, hosted by the DAISSy research team of the HOU. The meeting was attended by a total of 16 people from the 5 project partners, which are the University of Thessaly, the Hellenic Open University, the University of Minho (Portugal), the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany) and EDEX (Cyprus). On the first day, the partners presented their institutions and their research teams, while the project coordinator (University of Thessaly) presented the context, objectives, actions and expected results, as well as the project management and financial management plans. On the second day, the educational approach and strategy of the project were discussed in detail, as well as curriculum design issues. An open discussion between the project partners closed both days of the kick-off meeting.
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