Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in European Collaborative Projects

Practical Steps to Address EU General Data Protection Regulation Compliance. 

Date: TBA
Language: English
Location: TBA


This unique course has been designed to address the needs of organisations and people involved in international collaborative EU funded projects. Is a course very targeted to the new regulations around the GDPR and it is imperative for the compliance of any Horizon 2020 project. 

The course will help you understand all essential aspects of GDPR. Despite it being a new data protection framework, it has its foundation on existing legislation and has a  wide ranging impact which will require significant adjustments in various aspects of organizations operations. 

The course will equip participants with all the necessary knowledge, skills and reference sources to help them understand, tailor and effectively use the new legal framework to their organization, ensuring their effective cooperation and communication with other project participants. 

During this two-day training, the participants will be informed about the main principles of data protection by design and by default creating incentives for innovative solutions to address data protection issues from the start.  Following this, they will have the opportunity to cover the main action items required for their organization to become compliant. This will include discussions and surveys related to their needs and current status. With the help of workshops and exercises, at the end of the course, participants will be in a position to start implementing some of the GDPR processes which are required to be compliant. After the training, participants will be in a position to understand, translate and be able to prepare or guide most (or all?) of the required framework requirements. 

Strictly limited seats per course ensure a much more focused learning experience and a customised programme. 



Day 1: The GDPR and your Organization. Principles and practice. Opportunities and constraints in regards to your IT Operations. A practical introduction into your Legal priorities to protect your organizations and customers data privacy and enhancing your security.

Day 2: Revisiting data your organization currently holds and how to manage it in relation to the new regulation. Understanding how this may apply to different sections of your organization, and managing compliance thereafter. 



The learnings of the course cover two different fields: firstly the law and legal requirements and secondly the technological and operational impact of this, during and after compliance. 


In more detail: 
Basic description of the legal framework 
Analysis of the Regulation 
Specific framework issues 
Steps for business compliance 
Supervision and sanctions 
Organizational Ready Information (public internet published) 
Difficulties encountered by organizations in complying with the Regulation 
Data Leakage - Effects of Real Facts 
How each organization should act 
Data Protection Officer 
Technical Measures to be implemented 
Challenges to network security 
Frequently Asked Questions - Addressing Daily Situations 
First or Last Defense Line 
Step-by-step guidance to apply basic framework rules 



This course is ideal for every organization established in the EU or involved in processing personal data of EU citizens as long as those who work on EU funded projects and companies who are collaborating with the EC. 
Having in your CV the acknowledgement of attending a GDPR workshop demonstrates your familiarity with the GDPR framework. 


Course’s Benefits & Outcomes: 
Get targeted information and exclusive resources on the GDPR
Get the required data protection training
Prepare the essential action items for your company to comply by assessing risks and creating awareness 
Become a capable administrator by designing, implementing and managing Operational Controls to monitor the activities related to the framework
Improve your company’s reputation, demonstrating on-going compliance 
Prepare your company to become ‘Cyber Safe’ which means greater customer loyalty

Help your company hold more accurate data 



IT managers
IT Operators
Information Security Officers Lawyers 
National Contact Points for H2020 
Project Managers 
Projects Administrators 
Account Managers 
Co-ordinators and Controllers 
Development Managers 
Directors of Research 
Risk Managers 
Heads of Units 
Grants Financial Accountants 
Directors of Financial Services 
Chief Financial Officers & Chief Internal Auditors 
Internal Auditors 
External Auditors working for the Public Administration 
Researchers & Professors 
Consultants advising Beneficiaries 
Consultants and Accountants working for the public sector 
Policy Advisors 

International and European Institutions & Organisations 
European Agencies 
European and National Associations 
Public Authorities and Inspectorates 
Public Health Services and Hospitals 
Certifying Authorities 
Executive Agencies 
Public and Private Beneficiaries of EU Funds 
Managing Authorities 
Coordinating Bodies 
National and Regional Public Authorities 
City Councils, Regional and Local Governments 
Regional Development Agencies 
National and Regional Ministries 
National and Regional Subordinate Bodies 
National and Regional Courts of Auditors 
Research & Technology Centres 
Public and Private Research Institutes 
Higher Education Institutions & Universities 
Private Companies of all Sectors 
Clusters and Innovation Centres 
Private Companies 
Associations, Foundations, Non for Profit and NGOs 
Consulting Companies 
Business Development Agencies 



  • Complete 2 days training €1390 exl. VAT


  • Admission to the course

  • Course’s Handbook

  • Hard copies of training material

  • Certification of “Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in European Collaborative Projects” training completion

  • Certificate of attendance

  • Accreditation to Professionals Directory

  • Complimentary coffee & snack breaks

  • Complimentary networking lunch breaks



On 25 May, a new single set of data protection rules will enter into effect across the EU. The new framework will bring significant benefits to individuals, companies, public administrations and other organisations alike. It is also an opportunity for the EU to become a global leader in personal data protection. But the reform can only succeed if all those involved embrace their obligations and their rights. After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. The new Regulation will strengthen the protection of the individual’s right to personal data protection, reflecting the nature of data protection as a fundamental right for the European Union. 

The scope of the GDPR is very broad. The GDPR will affect (1) all organizations established in the EU, and (2) all organizations involved in processing personal data of EU citizens. The latter is the GDPR’s introduction of the principle of “extraterritoriality”; meaning, the GDPR will apply to any organization processing personal data of EU citizens—regardless of where it is established, and regardless of where its processing activities take place. This means the GDPR could apply to any organization anywhere in the world, and all organizations should perform an analysis to determine whether or not they are processing the personal data of EU citizens. The GDPR also applies across all industries and sectors. 

The Commission has also issued a call for proposals specifically aimed at data protection authorities. It will have a total budget of up to EUR 2 million and will support them in reaching out to stakeholders. The objective is to provide 80 % co-financing to measures taken by data protection authorities in 2018-2019 to raise awareness among businesses, in particular SMEs, and reply to their queries. This funding can also be used to raise awareness among the general public. After 25 May 2018, the Commission will closely monitor the application of the new rules and will stand ready to take action should any significant problems arise. One year after the Regulation enters into application (2019) the Commission will organise an event to take stock of different stakeholders’ experiences of implementing the Regulation. This will also feed into the report the Commission is required to produce by May 2020 on the evaluation and review of the Regulation. This report will focus in particular on international transfers and the provisions on cooperation and consistency which pertain to the work of data protection authorities. 



The content of this course has been developed and is delivered by experienced professionals in the field of Law and Information Technology.