The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) for the second time will be the National Partner for the European Get Online Week in 2017.

For the GOW17, CCS will involve numerous partners from all sectors, including Ministries, private ICT companies, public and private universities, Youth Board of Cyprus, national and private telecommunication providers, and many others.

CCS have prepared an array of activities on all the three main topics of the campaign:

  • GOW Launch Event for the Public at the Mall of Cyprus: Informative and Fun event for people (families, youngsters, kids and parents) passing by. It will include music, Robots Demonstration and information desk about the GOW’s objectives and activities
  • Participation in the national e-skills for jobs project in cooperation with the project’s national partner CITEA
  • Participation in the International Educational Exhibition
  • Code Cyprus Event (workshop and competition) organised at the UCLAN University
  • Design, print and dissemination of a Flyer about Digital Jobs
  • Free workshops on coding, programming and robotics for students
  • Free seminars on basic ICT skills needed for employability and entrepreneurship
  • Visits to a number of schools to have presentations on ICT Skills and Digital Jobs
  • eServices Informational Events in rural areas

Specifically on the topic of Cybersecurity:

  • Cyber Security Presentations at Private Schools for students and teachers: Organized informative visits to (high school) to talk about digital identities, online safety and data privacy.
  • Cyber Security Tips for parents: “Protect kids online” events organized in cooperation with the Federation of Parents Association of Secondary and Primary Education

On the topic of e-Services:

E-Services Informational Events will take place in rural areas in order to raise awareness and educate about online opportunities. They will be organized in cooperation with the Department of Information Technology Services (DITS) which is the Government body responsible for matters concerning the promotion and application of Information Technology and e-Government in the Public Sector. They will be promoted through the Union of Cyprus Communities that aims to promote the independence and self-sufficiency of the Local Authorities. More CCS partners, such as the Cyprus Productivity Centre and the Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organization, will contribute to the organization of the seminars.

On the topic of Employment and Entrepreneurship:

Free seminars on ICT Basic Skills for unemployed will be organized through ECDL Centres’ Network all over Cyprus. They will mainly be addressed to unemployed women (in cooperation with local workers unions) and young unemployed people (in cooperation with local Chapters of the Youth Board of Cyprus).


CCS is the national ECDL Licensee and have a network of over than 200 ECDL Education and Test Centre in all cities and villages of the country with more than 25000 students of all ages and levels. Their own website is visited by the ICT community of Cyprus.

The GOW17 will be promoted through the CCS and ECDL websites, social media, email lists, as well as partner’s websites and press releases.

Contact: Mrs. Christina Papamiltiadou