On Thursday, 25 February 2010, the (Greek) Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs presented for public consultation a proposal on the establishment of a National Qualifications Framework.
This was done in the context of a conference in which were presented European policies on qualifications*, best practices in the field from countries that have completed the relevant procedures, and, finally, an analysis of the above proposal.
Cedefop, an EU agency based in Greece, has actively assisted in the preparation of the proposed framework, at the request of the Greek government. At the European level, the agency coordinates the development and implementation of the European Qualifications Framework.
Representatives of the social partners participate in the procedures for establishing the Greek qualifications framework, given the importance of the proposed framework for the labour market.
* The term ‘qualifications’ is used to refer to the degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded by national bodies.