We are developing awareness through projects and courses for the young community as well as the older to maintain a society aware of the malicious threads one can encounter.
EU YOUTH POWER
The European Commission has identified technology and open educational resources (OER) as opportunities to reshape EU education. EU education is failing to keep pace with the digital society and economy and also risks lagging behind other regions of the world. The Bulgarian educational system falls within the continental European tradition. Bulgaria’s results in the 2013 OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) are close to the EU average (OECD 2014). In line with Europe 2020 goals for smart growth in EU, the NDP BG2020 targets modernization of the educational system with view of providing accessible and high - quality education . The National Reform Strategy (2015 Update) targets for reducing early school leaving by improving the access to education and by enhancing its quality. The Ministry of Education and Science leads the reforms and secures regular rigorous evaluation of the activities funded by the Government and the European Structural and Investment Funds. The short term activities for modernization of the educational system focus on improving the technical infrastructure and equipment at schools, as well as on training the teachers to utilize it. Moreover, on 30 September 2015 the Bulgarian Parliament adopted conclusively an entirely new Pre-school and School Education Act. The law regulates the adoption of innovations in pre- school and school education, promulgates the continuous professional development of the pedagogical personnel, and involves wide range of stakeholders in the decision making concerning the educational process. The new legal framework creates beneficiary conditions for enhancing access to, and use and quality of, information and communication technologies in education and for training and lifelong learning of teachers. The training in foreign languages at VET as a final stage of education, especially in the small municipalities, has been overlooked. Consequently, the significant part of East-European young adults is facing insurmountable language barriers in Europe. Lack of communication between young people in EU risks to result a euro-skeptic attitude in VET students and misunderstanding of the concept of European citizenship. The project is targeted on spreading the understanding of VET students on European citizenship by providing innovative digital tools for social inclusion through edutainment for acquiring new language competences. It targets VET students and young adults from all over Europe. Innovative digital technologies break the geographical boundaries. The educational game (edutainment tool) will include the VET students in the effort to tear down the language walls in front of the youth of Europe. The EU Youth Power comes from shared values and shared experiences. The project builds on innovative methodologies combining innovative digital solutions, design thinking, neuro-science, semi-automated language processing, didactic approach to gamified learning and game theory to engage the VET students in an exciting adventure in Europe to find new places, to cooperate and communicate with young people from different countries in different languages. The game will complement Erasmus+ Mobility concept. It will encourage "youth travel" in the virtual Europe, use of different languages to solve puzzles and answer quiz questions related to the current location of the player, and social inclusion by providing strong incentives for cooperation and communication between young people of Europe. The project plans for a series of multiplier events in order to engage as early as possible as many VET teachers, trainers and students in the process of building support for the learning of foreign languages in VET institutions and in refinement and promotion of EU Youth Power game as a tool to facilitate the process. The goal of the project team is to create a state-of-the-art edutainment tool that will be used by all project partners and external stakeholders as part of their mission to contribute to the social inclusion, promote European citizenship and to utilize the innovative digital tools in the process. In long term the project may impact VET and secondary school students at European scale.
Encouraging Cyber Defence Awareness in the Balkans
Encouraging Cyber Defence Awareness in the Balkans organized by Bulgarian Euro - Atlantic Youth Club and Research Centre for Security Defence and Peace, supported by NATO, 17-19 March. The main purpose of this workshop is firstly to boost the awareness level in the field of cyber security, as well as the importance of creating strategy, frameworks and agencies that will deal with everyday threats in cyber space in region. Followed by the formation of the Balkan cyber defence group that will share and exchange knowledge, expertise, practice, etc. The expected impact is to raise the awareness not only on the level of government, public and private sector, but of course the social societies, and so forth. The key speakers and the participants in the workshop are from academical, social societies and over decade well-known experts in the field of cyber security, cyber warfare, information security, etc. from the region and elsewhere.
Benchmarking Telemedicine: Improving Health Security in the Balkan
SpS Program 15-17 November 2016 - Skopje – Organized by “PanEurope Bulgaria”, “Research Center for Security, Defence and Peace” and “International development and technical assistance LLC Future of telemedicine in Eastern Europe Best Practices of telemedicine Integration of Telemedicine across regions and borders Cyber security for the implementation of telemedicine: threats, best practices, information sharing Demonstration of successful telemedicine system Sharing standards, protocols and learning methods for the use of telemedicine to improve healthcare
Influence of the safety culture of youth in the local community
The basic attitude we are starting from in implementation of this project is that the youth have problems they are not always able to recognize and explain, they meet with occurrences that they do not haw to name it, they are not able to solve them or they do not who they should address to for help At the same time their behavior has been noted as deviant influencing the security of the local community and in building the relations with the children from their age and in general the security condition in the municipality. As the relations are being built towards the older persons, it is as well necessary to built so called code for behavior of the youth toward their generations, elder people and the environment from security aspect. Passing the street, part of them is involved in the traffic, us technical assets and so on they should have higher awareness and should not endanger the life of the other and its own.
ORANGE YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
The members of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace - Skopje, Republic of Macedonia strongly support the campaign "ORANGE YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD" - "END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN". From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world
Protection from abuse of social networks
On 29th May 2014, the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace in cooperation with Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia has organized training entitled “Protection from abuse on social networks” . The training was held in the House for humanitarian organizations Dare Dzambaz Skopje. PhD Svetlana Nikoloska – professor at the Faculty of Security-Skopje, Vase Rusumanov – president of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace were the lecturers. At the training the participants got familiar with the basics of cyber crime, the ways of making the cyber crime, the forms, the legal aspects of the cyber crime, crime and legal regulation of the cyber crimes in Republic of Macedonia and worldwide. The lecturers as well have covered topics related to the misuses of social networks, abuse of personal data, showing pornographic material on social networks, hate speech, xenophobia, cyber violence ant its characteristics as well as practical ways for protection on one of the most used social networks in the world – Facebook
Protection from abuse of social networks
On 22nd February 2014 at 2 o’clock pm, the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace in cooperation with the Education Center Vortex Art has organized one day training entitled “Protection from abuse on social networks. PhD Svetlana Nikoloska – professor at the Faculty of Security-Skopje, Vase Rusumanov – president of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace were the lecturers. At the training the participants got familiar with the basics of cyber crime, the ways of making the cyber crime, the forms, the legal aspects of the cyber crime, crime and legal regulation of the cyber crimes in Republic of Macedonia and worldwide. The lecturers as well have covered topics related to the misuses of social networks, abuse of personal data, showing pornographic material on social networks, hate speech, xenophobia, cyber violence ant its characteristics as well as practical ways for protection on one of the most used social networks in the world – Facebook
Recognition of hate speech on Internet
On 27th November at 7 o’clock pm at the House of ARM the tribune has been held entitled “Recognition of hate speech on Internet and social networks, as part of the project Recognition and fight against the hate speech. PhD Svetlana Nikoloska – professor at the Faculty of Security-Skopje, Vase Rusumanov – president of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace and Aleksandar Gjurcheski – Vice President of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace were the lecturers.
Abuse of Facebook
The Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Macedonia, Sector for Internal Affairs –Strumica, Sector for Prevention, on 29th April 2013 has successfully implemented the project “Abuse on Facebook”. At the lecture lead by the President of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace – Vase Rusumanov, a great number of students from secondary schools, students, representatives of the Ministry of Interior, teachers, citizens interested in that topic, representatives of the nongovernmental sector as well as representatives of media have been present. He kept to the origin of Internet, its strengths and weaknesses, the dangers occurring on Internet, the characteristics and forms of cyber violence and the profile of cyber violators. As well, the special accent in his exposure has been put on the protection on Facebook, the manner of the work of the teams for security at Facebook as well as practical examples for declaring certain event, photo, fake profile, and video. The representatives from the Sector for Prevention within Sector for Internal Affairs Strumica had their exposures, as well as the head of Sector for Internal Affairs Strumica Mr. Marjan Nakovski, who pointed out the importance and topicality of this problem supporting his attitude with statistical data of the level at which Republic of Macedonia as exposed to this types of dangers and the measures taken by the bodies for dealing with this problem.
The role of the helicopter unit in the security system of Republic of Macedonia
Having regard the enormous importance of the Sector for Air Units within the Ministry of Interior while creating the security policy and protection of stable security condition in Republic of Macedonia the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace, in cooperation with the Sector for Air Units, Helicopter unit for police purposes “Jastrebi” has organized lecture entitled “The role of the Helicopter unit for police purposes in the security system of Republic of Macedonia held in the Training Center-Idrizovo. At the realized visit the President of the Research Center for Security, Defense and Peace had his exposure greeting the present students and cooperation from the Faculty of Security-Skopje, the Military Academy General Mihailo Apostolski, the representatives of the Euro-Atlantic Union of Republic of Macedonia as well as other people present at the lecture, stressing out great thankfulness to all of them and pointing out the importance of organization of such type of activity. After his exposure, experts from flying and technical staff of the Helicopter unit for police unit ion the Ministry of Interior have made their exposures thus covering in their expert exposure the following topics: -History and forming of the Helicopter unit for police purposes in the Ministry of Interior, - Use of the police airplanes,, - Importance of the Helicopter unit for increasing the efficiency in the police work and their actions being involved in.