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Funding project ISALIP: Information Security Awareness, Literacy and Privacy
Funding body Europäische Kommission
Funding priorities Erasmus+
Project partner BF/M-Bayreuth (consortium leader), eCampus-Lausitz (Cottbus, Germany), Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Project coordinator BF/M-Bayreuth
Duration of the project 01.05.2022 – 30.04.2023
Responsible board member Prof. Dr. Torsten M. Kühlmann
Responsible employees Simon Rath, Jörgen Eimecke

Project background

In the project “ISALIP – Information Security Awareness, Literacy, and Privacy” the BF/M-Bayreuth – together with the e-Campusverein Lausitz (Cottbus, Germany) and the Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius, Lithuania) – is working on an inventory of European standards and the resulting demands on staff in the area of information security.

Project Objectives

The ISALIP project aims to improve European citizens’ readiness for the digital age. Individual awareness of information security is to be strengthened, as are related competencies and risk management in professional and private contexts. The networking of experts from the partner countries as well as on the European level in general should be promoted.

The project idea focuses on the central consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation, the protection of digital identity. Sub-goals will be pursued to improve the protection of digital identity.

On the one hand, the network formation is intended to contextualize the existing discussions on identity in the field of information security and ensure transnational exchange between practitioners and decision-makers from practice, research and the specific regions.

On the other hand, the project group builds on the work of the previous ERASMUS+ project “TeBeISi – Partial Certification in Vocational Education and Training” to initiate a discussion within the network of expert on good security practices and benefits for the training of citizens in general education, vocational training and higher education. In particular, the proposed combination of higher education and work-based learning will be critically analyzed.

Finally, ISALIP is intended to support the dissemination and awareness of the importance of information security to citizens and employees alike. The ISALIP results shall thus prepare the ground for a larger application in the field of “Smart Citizen” and the acquisition of digital skills.

Project schedule

The project will carry out three activities:

  1. Analysis and easy-to-understand consolidation of information security frameworks, regulations and actors in the project partner countries, which are relevant to SMEs and citizens.
  2. Execute lead-user-workshops with experts from the DACH region and the Baltics to discuss the experiences and lessons learned from activity 1 in the context of vocational education and training and to identify best practices.
  3. Design of a curriculum concept based on the integration of practical users regarding existing data literacy, information security measures and identified weak points.
  4. Dissemination of the project results in the project partner countries.

Information Materials

The BF/M projects on information security are brought together and promoted on a European level through network activities of the European Council on Cyber Security, Privacy and Risk Management. Through the founding institutions BF/M-Bayreuth e.V. and eCampus-Lausitz e.V., the promotion of professional learning in the application area and thus the support of the European economy in overcoming the shortage of skilled workers in the information security sector is hereby addressed. For more information visit: