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The international project "Safeguarding against Phishing in the age of 4 Industrial Revolution" ("CyberPhish"), coordinated by Vilnius University in Lithuania, has partners in other 6 European countries. 

Aims and objectives

The project's objective is to educate students of higher education institutions, educators, university staff (community members), education centres, the business sector (employers and employees) and encourage critical thinking of the target group in the cybersecurity field. So far, the project's training, simulation and self-evaluation platform gives a chance to participants to also test their newly gained skills. 

Why is this a good practice? 

The project was successful in piloting an innovative curriculum, together with a range of e-learning materials, a blended learning environment, and a knowledge and skills self-assessment and knowledge evaluation system simulations for learners to test their skills in preventing a phishing attack, tackle threats and take appropriate prevention measures. 

Despite its short duration, the project achieved considerable results in terms of growing the body of recent skills intelligence through a strong multilingual approach. Some highlights include:

  • Surveys done between learners, and members of the public, private and social sector on how to recognise phishing and identify skills gaps, and analysis of surveys. 
  • Analysed cybersecurity training programmes, available resources and repositories for cybersecurity-related skills. 
  • The definition of an innovative pedagogical framework to deliver the results. 
  • Development of relevant online learning material and gamification / simulations for educational purposes and contexts. 
  • The preparation of a self-evaluation knowledge evaluation system.

Another benefit of this project is its accessibility: the results and outputs are available in 5 languages - Estonian, English, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Greek. 

Good practice details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Type of funding
Start date
End date