Code RED Final Event (Cyprus)

19 September 2015

Latsia Municipality, 57 Avenue Giannou Kranidioti, Latsia, Cyprus

Picture of Latsia Municipality building, from outside

What is Code RED?
The Europe 2020 strategy identifies drop out from i-VET or early school leaving (ESL) as a key challenge to meeting employment targets. High rates of ESL are detrimental to making lifelong learning a reality and increase the risk of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. ESL is over-represented among pupils with disabilities (61%), emotional/behavioural problems and migrants.

Code RED is an exciting European project that has been developed in response to these high levels of early school leaving and drop-out and exclusion from education that often lead to unemployment, poverty and social deprivation. The project aims at working with these groups of students who are particularly at risk of exclusion from education or drop out. Therefore, the main aim of the project is to take actions towards addressing the high proportion of drop-out from i-VET (vocational and educational training).

Final local stakeholders’ event
EuroCy Innovations Ltd, in cooperation with all Code RED partners, is organising an event for Cyprus stakeholders, with no participation cost, on Saturday 19 September, at 09:00-14:00, in Latsia Municipality, 57 Avenue Giannou Kranidioti. A light lunch and networking will follow after the end of the event’s program.

During the project’s lifetime, a lot of work has been carried out together with young people, for the production of digital games, a complete written curriculum focusing on employability skills, tools and methodologies for their empowerment and their attraction to education. At the event, the following products of the project will be demonstrated:

  • Educational games
  • Location-based games for iOS mobile devices
  • Games for desktops and Android mobile devices
  • Curriculum – it has been created through dedicated workshops together with young people, during the project
  • The Code RED games co-design methodology
  • The Code RED i-Learning environment
  • All products are accessible for free use here.

    Who is being targetted by the event?
    The event targets: i) teachers of all levels and types of education and especially the ones working with young adults towards the reduction of early school leaving, ii) students and young adults interested to explore other means of acquiring employability skills, iii) other interested people and organisations, e.g., decision making bodies related to education, social partners, etc. No special knowledge is required for the participation at the event.

    Event program:
    09:00 – Registration and coffee
    09:15 – Introduction and information about Code RED – (George Milis , EuroCy Innovations Ltd)
    09:25 – The (educational) games co-design methodology – (Dr Matthew Bates, Nottingham Trent University, video presentation) – Download (pdf, ppt)
    09:45 – The Code RED Curriculum and the i-Learning environment – (George Milis, EuroCy Innovations Ltd) – Download (pdf, pptx)
    10:25 – Experiences from applying the methodology in Parma, Italy – (Gaetana Ariu, AECA, Italy, live skype presentation) – Download (pdf, pptx)
    10:45 – An introduction to location-based games – (Maria Saridaki, University of Athens, video presentation) – Download (ppsx, with voice embedded)
    10:55 – Coffee break
    11:20 – Interactive session – Demonstration of games (all participants with the support of the organisers)
    The games will be demonstrated in a separate table each. Twenty five minuted will be devoted to each game.
    12:00 – Open discussion about adoption of the products in real education environments
    13:00 – Light lunch and networking
    14:00 – Closing of event

    Certificate of participation:
    All participants will receive a certificate for their participation to the event, on behalf of the Code RED project.

    Registration procedure
    In order to support us with the organisation of the logistics, please, contact us to confirm your intention to attend, by sending an email to the address , mentioning your name, and the organisation you represent (where applicable). Please, do not hesitate to contact us at the same email address should any further clarifications are required.

    We will be very glad to welcoming you there!

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