Within the framework of the SMEDATA II project in April and May 2022 six trainings will be held, aimed at representatives of small and medium business in Bulgaria and Italy. The goal of the trainings is awareness raising of SME representatives in regards to the legal framework of personal data protection. During the events, the final version of the mobile application “GDPR in your pocket” will be demonstrated. The tool was developed within SMEDATA and SMEDATA II projects to introduce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to citizens and small and medium enterprises in an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand way.

The training events for micro, small and medium enterprises will be held in three Bulgarian and three Italian cities.

Schedule for the training events in Bulgaria:

  • Varna – April 28, 2022
  • Plovdiv – May 10, 2022
  • Sofia – May 12, 2022

The trainings in Bulgaria will be held in person, and speakers will be representatives of the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria (CPDP) and lawyers from Ernst & Young Bulgaria. In the course of each training, the CPDP will present the practical application and interpretation of the GDPR, as well as case studies from the Commission`s practice.

The participants need to fill in the registration form, available on the website of the CPDP, as well as on the website of APIS Europe. Due to the wide interest in the events, it is envisaged that only up to two representatives from each personal data controller may attend.

Schedule for the training events in Italy:

  • Modena – April 28, 2022
  • Rome – May 4, 2022
  • Salerno – May 6, 2022

Lecturers will be representatives of Roma Tre University, specialists in the field of personal data protection.

Participation in the trainings in both Bulgaria and Italy is free of charge for the representatives of the target groups of trainees.

The SMEDATA II project, co-financed by the European Commission under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program 2014–2020 of the European Union, is coordinated by the Bulgarian data protection authority – the Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) and is implemented in partnership with APIS Europe, The Union of Bulgarian Jurists, Ernst & Young Bulgaria, the Bulgarian branch of the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) and the Roma Tre University.