Thomas Händel MEP, Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, will discuss ways of making learning work in Greece with employment and education representatives at a joint seminar with Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 28 June.

The event will explore how employability could attract more jobs in the labour market. It will also be an opportunity to discuss cooperation between Cedefop and the Greek authorities, and the role the European Parliament can play in strengthening cooperation between authorities and social partners, particularly employers.

Presentations and discussions will also focus on how to entice employers and other social partners to promote work-based learning and invest in apprenticeships in Greece and in the Central Macedonia region.

Speakers will include Greek Deputy Minister of Labour Rania Antonopoulou, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, Kostadinka Kuneva MEP and Cedefop Director James Calleja.

There will be interview opportunities for the media at the end of the event. Please contact the Cedefop press office to book a slot.

The seminar programme and background info are available here.


Agenda and background document


Press release