- 3 P.Dimitrakopoulou, Agious Omologites, Nicosia, Cyprus
‘Emphasys Centre’ was established in 1998 and is operating as a highly successful ‘Education, ICT Training (VET), Research and Development Centre, approved by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. It was set up with the vision to offer high quality LLL opportunities and digital solutions targeted to the needs of learners of all ages and abilities in order to upgrade their lives, ensure inclusion, access and participation in the digitalized society and the labour market. It is committed to promote the digital transformation and the green transition for a sustainable future. It is a member of the EU Digital Learning Network (DLEARN), the CONNECT–INTERNATIONAL and the Centre for Research and European Studies – Future Business (CRES) networks. Emphasys is adequately staffed by 17 F/T and 4 P/T committed and highly qualified professionals, both researchers and trainers, with extensive experience and complementary expertise covering a wide range of areas such as Computer Science, Business, Psychology, Sociology, Graphic Design, Architecture, Language (English, French, Italian and Spanish), Human Rights, Special Education etc. Emphasys comprises of four main departments: Research Department Software Development Department Education Department ICT Training Department which offers a wide range of professional development courses, as well as upskilling courses for all learners related to the integration of emerging technologies in Education and VET Training, sustainable development and social innovation, entrepreneurship education and social inclusion. The courses are offered both at the national and EU level through the Erasmus+ KA1 Learning Mobility website (https://erasmuscoursescyprus.com/). A custom-made platform (https://erasmuscoursescyprus.com/support-platform/) is developed offering to all participants access to additional material, resources, assessment tools, games, apps etc. relevant to the course of their choice. Emphasys is fully equipped with modern facilities and top of the range technology. Emphasys has also a PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO for podcasts, webinars and web radio activities, as well as for digital marketing and video editing. The studio is fully equipped with all high tech resources and tools. As part of its Social Corporate Responsibility Emphasys hosts the activities of ‘THE LEARNING HUB’ in cooperation with CitizensACT. The ONE STOP SUPPORT CENTRE FOR MIGRANTS and the INTERNET CAFÉ FOR SENIORS are two popular initiatives.