Cedefop Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas participated in an international workshop on ‘research centres, projects and synergies’ in Rethymno, Greece on 8 May.
In two separate meetings, on 20 March in Athens and on 27 March in Sofia, Cedefop officially launched its EU country support programme to strengthen the governance of skills anticipation and matching.
Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed Greek Deputy Minister for Education Dimitris Baxevanakis to the agency on 6 April.
The second German-Greek youth forum brought together government representatives and NGOs from both countries in Thessaloniki (5-9 March), with Cedefop participation.
A Cedefop delegation headed by Director James Calleja discussed issues of mutual interest with Greek ministers on 20 January in Athens.
Greece has recently introduced new instruments to support the development, implementation and upgrading of its apprenticeships system. To establish a quality framework for VET/ apprenticeship, Law 4386/2016 (May 2016) foresees steady transition to the new system as part of the modernisation and expansion of VET in the country.
Reforming vocational education and training (VET) has become a major priority for Greece. Alongside the legislative basis (Law 4336/2015; Law 4186/2013), is consensus and commitment to modernising and further developing VET.
Europe Direct information centres from three Greek cities (Thessaloniki, Xanthi and Komotini) organised the first EU jobs and mobility roadshow in northern Greece (10-15 October) with active Cedefop participation.
The September 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. In this issue, we look at the New skills agenda for Europe and how it can boost employability, competitiveness and growth.
ReferNet, Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on vocational education and training (VET) in EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway, welcomed several new partners in July.