MindTheData

Creating a data protection culture among SME’s

Project information

Funding program

Erasmus+ KA2. Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project funding

175.456,00 €

Project duration

01/11/2019 - 31/10/2021

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The project aims to support European SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) compliance procedures in respect to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By providing a set of tools, accessible and sustainable by professionals practicing data protection procedures and organizations alike, the Project wishes to help European SME’s to fully integrate within their organizational culture, holistically, the principles of data protection mainly as a beneficial tool and not as a strictly-set compliance element.

Seeing beyond the ‘compliance-or-penalty’ notion, GDPR can be exploited by SME’s in various ways. For example, providing innovative ways of using data, developing in-company policies that lead to transparency and client trust, empowering businesses by gaining faithful consumers and above all creating a culture shift on ‘how to do businesses‘.

The project will develop a set of online training material, in 5 languages (English, Bulgarian, Greek, Polish and Spanish). The material can be used by business consultants, trainers/coaches in business & entrepreneurship, HR consultants/professionals, management/strategy/operations and marketing consultants and business owners, covering areas of: data protection framework for EU’s digital economy and society and the new SME’s environment, GDPR strategy based on SME’s activities and training material for consultants.

Target Groups

The primary target group of the project are:

  • • SME’s business consultants and organizations
  • • Business coaches
  • • Chambers of Commerce
  • • VET trainers/organizations in business management, HR consultants, strategy/operations and marketing consultants
  • Secondary target groups are indicatively as follows:
  • • SME’s and their key persons (owners, decision-makers, managers, IT experts, employees in SME’s)
  • • SME representative bodies
  • • Standardization consultants and companies

COORDINATOR

YAMBOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY – Bulgaria

PARTNERS

BUSINESS SUPPORT CENTRE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES-RUSE – Bulgaria

MILITOS SYMVOULEUTIKI A.E. – Greece

PAIZ KONSULTING SP. Z O.O. – Poland

R&DO LIMITED – Cyprus

EQA HELLAS CERTIFICATION & INSPECTION BODY SA – Greece

INNOVATION TRAINING CENTER, S.L. – SPAIN