|Funding project||SOCIAL: Sovereign Citizen Alliance|
|Funding body||Europäische Kommission|
|Project partner||BF/M-Bayreuth (consortium leader), Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius, Lithuania), IT-Sicherheitscluster e. V. (Regensburg, Germany)|
|Duration of the project||01.05.2022 – 30.04.2023|
|Responsible board member||Prof. Dr. Torsten M. Kühlmann|
|Responsible employees||Simon Rath, Jörgen Eimecke|
The goal of this project is to promote digital sovereignty of individuals in digital spaces.
Measures need to be communicated in order to gain sovereignty over individual information and thus strengthen the digital security of individuals and companies. On the one hand, the project develops strategies on how to enable empowerment with the aim of autonomous action strategies in digital spaces and, on the other hand, how small and medium-sized enterprises can also analyze and ensure protection needs with the help of information security management systems.
Education and training are the most important starting points for developing the skills required for digital sovereignty. Therefore, information exchange and knowledge transfer are the focus of this project.
In order to achieve the goal of the project, two specific activities will be carried out:
- A transnational exchange on practices in education and the current state of digital sovereignty in partner countries.
- The transfer of existing tools to support SMEs in particular in the development of information security skills.
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: ec-cybersecurity.eu.