The Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS) informs that it will run the project Getbusy.gr  along with Microsoft Hellas and PEOPLECERT. Over a two-year period, it will aim to increase the number of stakeholders and sponsors as well as the impact and benefits for the young Greeks that will participate.
Within this framework, HePIS and its partners intends to reach the following targets for 2013-2014:
Getbusy.gr  is a Greek joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. It has been instituted by companies, educational and training institutions, start-ups and HR agencies, aiming to motivate young people to improve their e-skills and employability, increase their entrepreneurial expertise and learn about new technologies.
Specifically, Getbusy.gr  is a web portal containing comprehensive information and educational material that can be used by youngs in Greece in order to improve their skills in accordance with today’s modern and very challenging economic development.
Getbusy.gr  offers a online educational quizzes, through which the top scorer candidates have the opportunity to claim great prizes. The prizes include scholarships for Masters and Bachelors Degrees, ECDL Core+ Certifications, educational and career counselling seminars, laptops, tablets and more.
During the first year of operation, Getbusy.gr granted prizes to more than 53.000 under 30, allowing the the project to win a distinction at the European CSR awards.
The project is led by the Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HePIS), Microsoft Hellas and PEOPLECERT. It is financed by the global Microsoft Youthspark program and carried out via the cooperation of: The American College of Greece (Deree College), the ALBA Graduate Business School and 13 more stakeholders and communication sponsors.
Thanassis Papadimitriou  | Strategic Planning & Development Director HEPIS