Cooperation between employment and education authorities and Cedefop to equip Greek people with the skills needed to find and stay in employment was the topic of a seminar on 28 June in Thessaloniki.
The Greek referencing report was approved by the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group (EQF AG) in December 2015, ending the first phase of the Hellenic qualifications framework (HQF) development. The report was prepared by Eoppep (National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance), the body responsible for the creation and development of the HQF, under the supervision and coordination of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. This followed a period of consultation with national stakeholders where consensus was achieved.
Young people taking part in Erasmus+ visited Cedefop to learn more about the European Union and its institutions.
Cedefop’s thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships for Italy was launched at an event hosted by the Ministry of Employment in Rome on 6 July. Slovenia kicked off the latest round of reviews in June and a project for Greece will follow in September.
A Cedefop delegation visited the Greek Ministry of Education on 13 July to discuss with Greek authorities and social partners the common work in the frame of the thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in the country. Cedefop’s contribution in two more areas of cooperation (hellenic qualifications framework and skills needs diagnosis) was also discussed in the meeting.
On 25 and 26 May, members of the country reviews steering groups from Malta, Lithuania, Greece, Italy and Slovenia met in Thessaloniki for a policy-learning exercise. They discussed apprenticeship schemes in their countries, bringing in different experiences and perspectives, and learned more on how the reviews work.
During his first visit to Cedefop, new Greek Deputy Minister for Education Georgios Georgantas praised the agency’s work and expressed his willingness for closer cooperation.
Students from Thessaloniki’s University of Macedonia have visited Cedefop to get acquainted with the organisation and what it does for vocational training and employability in Europe, as part of its mission to engage with the local community.