The Erasmus+ Project on creation of a Study Programme on IT Law, IT Security, Right to Privacy and Personal Data Protection was developed through several Outputs. The Outputs represent the different steps on the way to creating the prospective Study Programme and putting it into operation.
Output I represents a Study on Labour Market Needs and Gaps in the Postgraduate Education Offer in the fields of IT Law, IT Security, Right to Privacy and Personal Data Protection. This Output gave an insight to the novelties to the EU policies under the Digital Market 2015, which introduce new obligations for a wide scope of public and private entities, beginning from 2018. These entities were questioned (through a questionnaire) about the type of employees they will potentially need to cope with the new challenges imposed by the EU. At the same time, students and professors at several universities were questioned (through a questionnaire) about the subject of interest to be included in a study programme. The subject of interest was structured through the questions and related to the skills that the employers need in order to be able to address the novelties of the EU policies under the Digital Market 2015. Both the questionnaires for the employers, as well as the questionnaire for the students and the professors were distributed in the countries of the partner institutions of this Erasmus+ Project – Bulgaria, Macedonia and Poland.
The findings and the recommendations of the Study under Output I together with the results of the questionnaires served as basis for the work in Output III.
The aim of Output III, that is the Output elaborated herein, is to propose courses to the prospective Study programme on IT Law, IT Security, Right to Privacy and Personal Data Protection. With the use results and recommendations form Output I, Output III provides for full consistency between the steps to the creation of the desired Study programme. Also, the partner institutions of the Erasmus+ project provided continuity in the work through the respective representatives in Output I and Output III.
For the purposes of Output III, the aspects related to 6 new policy areas under the Digital Market 2015 elaborated in Output I and used in the questionnaire for employers and the questionnaire for students and professors in Output I, were grouped in 7 chapters according to the subject matter:
Each of the 7 chapters contains the aspects related to one subject matter. Each of the aspects correspond to a question in either the questionnaire for employers or the questionnaire for students and professors, or in most cases to both questionnaires.
The tasks of the partner institutions in Output III was to assess whether each of the offered aspect shall be developed into individual course or in some cases several aspects shall be combined into a single course. Such assessment was made for every one of the chapters. At the end of each chapters a list of recommended courses is provided.
At the end of the document a list of courses is proposed for the prospective Study programme on IT Law, IT Security, Right to Privacy and Personal Data Protection.