CARDET is the leading research and development centre in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in education, digital skills, and capacity building. As the largest independent non-profit centre based in Cyprus, CARDET is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed more than 400 projects relating to education, inclusion, new technologies, gamification, digital skills, upskilling pathways, innovation, and entrepreneurship. CARDET brings together an international team of experts with decades of global expertise in education research and development. Members of our team, board of directors, and advisory board have served in high profile positions for organisations like UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, OECD, Google, and the American Educational Research Association. CARDET is a formal member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, and the ambassador and the focal point for EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) in Cyprus. Our team, in partnership with EAEA, has recently developed the Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy 2021-2027.
The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute was founded in 1972 by a decision of the Council of Ministers and started operating in 1973. Per a recent decision by the Republic of Cyprus’ Council of Ministers, it is the official department of the Ministry of Education and Culture for the professional development and empowerment of teachers. The CPI is dedicated to the design and implementation of continuous professional learning and development of teachers at all levels, the introduction of frameworks for teachers’ competencies and the promotion of horizontal issues of educational priority. Moreover, it is invested in improving the content and effectiveness of the education provided in Cyprus’ schools in accordance with the best European and International practices