Seminars for teachers, October 2015

Dear Teachers, Educational Animators, Trainers!

There is a great need to educate youngsters in privacy issues.
We live in the era of rapidly developing technologies that are increasingly being used by young people. The use of ever more popular and accessible smart
devices is inevitable connected with vast quantities of personal data being collected and processed by different organizations and shared by the youth.
very often puts the youngsters at risk and their right to privacy and data protection in question. Children have difficulties in understanding the
information provided on the processing of their personal information and are less aware of the implications of their decisions. Therefore, knowledge
about effective protection of privacy and data protection is as important as it was ever before.

Schools should teach pupils about personal data protection.
Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) produce educational materials addressed to children and teens, teachers, as well as parents recognizing that great
need for education in the field of data and privacy protection. Publishing educational materials or narrative teaching solely based on textbooks are
no longer sufficient. New teaching methods which meet the needs of the students should be embedded in the curricula to develop an effective approach
on data protection and privacy education. Creating personalized and real-world lesson scenarios can capture children's interest and enhance their
engagement besides providing context around concepts and skills to help preparing them to use what they’ve learned in future situations. For that reason,
this project is placing an emphasis on lesson scenarios conducted by teachers.

Teaching aids for teachers.
That’s why it is extremely important to get you – the teachers – on board. The project aims at giving teachers the necessary knowledge and materials –
a unified set of teaching aids produced by international consortium of the ACADES project – that might help in reinforcing children’s protection of
personal data in the online environment, raising awareness on the relevant issues and providing training on data protection.

Got interested?
We warmly invite you to participate in a two-day seminar which will be conducted by experts from the Hungarian, Slovenian and Polish DPA.
The teachers will have a chance to gain information about privacy and data protection in order to transfer this knowledge to schools for the purpose
of raising students’ awareness in that field as well as shaping informed responsible attitudes among pupils.

"The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection"
During the seminars we will present a
set of materials for schools, which was developed to provide the teachers the necessary knowledge on the issue
of data protection – both common and effective teaching aids containing principles on data protection and some practical guidelines regarding teaching
privacy. In order to provide efficient and ready-to-use set of materials it is shaped in the practical handbook (manual) format -
see “The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection at Schools” (D1.2).

We are looking forward to your active participation!

For more information regarding seminars, please consult project partners` websites:

GIODO (Poland)
NAIH (Hungary)
IP (Slovenia)

Final Conference in Barcelona, 4 March 2016

We would like to kindly invite you to the ARCADES Project Final Conference to be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona on 4 March 2016. The conference 
is co-hosted by Eticas Research & Consulting in Barcelona and APDCAT (Catalan DPA).
The conference is a joint meeting with the Digital Education Working Group. In the afternoon a workshop will be offered by French CNIL, who kindly invites
for a meeting to discuss a new version of the draft Guide on competitions which is being worked out.
The said conference will take place on Friday 4 March 2016 from 09:00 till 17:00 in the premises of Palau Robert (Robert Palace) situated in Passeig
de Gràcia / Av. Diagonal
. A lunch during this meeting will be offered. Participation is free of charge. The working language will be English and simultaneous
translation will be provided in Catalan as well.
Due to a limited number of places, please register by sending e-mail to the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior
to 26 February 2016
. While registering, please write your title, first name, last name, organisation and e-mail address. You are also kindly requested to
add the following statement: “I hereby give consent for my personal data to be processed by the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO)
for the purposes of the preparation, organizing, servicing and documenting the roundtable organised within ARCADES project (Agreement number
– JUST/2013/FRAC/AG/6132) under Act on the Protection of Personal Data of 29 August 1997 (restated text: Journal of Laws of 2014 No. 1182)

Please, kindly find attached the DRAFT AGENDA of the meeting and the INVITATION LETTER.

We are looking forward to your active participation!
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