CARDET presented the EuropeAid project "Raising Awareness on Development Cooperation" (RADC) at the successful 2nd e-Learning Expo in Athens. The Expo was organized by ITisART under the auspices of the University of Piraeus (Project Partner), supported by the European Commission and sponsored by CARDET (among others). The theme of this year’s Expo was “E-Learn for high quality of life and social prosperity”. Dr. Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director of CARDET, provided an overall presentation of the RADC project in the context of the Expo’s workshop “Millennium Development Goals: The Educational Role of Non-Governmental Organizations”.
The workshop was organized as part of the RADC education and information activities. Dr. Vrasidas leaded the panel discussion that followed along with the development organizations ActionAid Hellas, Fair Trade Hellas, and ANCE Hellas. The discussion evolved around issues related to the capacity, capabilities, and challenges that NGDOs face in delivering development education, the exchange of best practices among stakeholders, the importance of educational technology in meeting the MDGs, and the search for new ways in networking and cooperation among NGDOs. It is envisioned that the outcomes of the Expo and the workshop will be the foundation for new development cooperation among the participants, based on innovative information, communication, education practices, and technologies.