E.O.P.P.

ΕΘΝΙΚΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΠΙΣΤΟΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ ΠΡΟΣΟΝΤΩΝ

(Project Partner as of 22/ 12/ 10)

During 2010 in Greece, under the new Law on Lifelong Learning, major changes are being introduced in many state structures. A new legal entity of private law has been established, under the name of (E.O.P.P.) “National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications”. The new Organisation has administrative and financial independence and is supervised by the Minister of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs. E.O.P.P. is the national body for the certification of the outcomes of non formal education and informal learning and will operate as the national structure competent for European networks on issues of qualifications and European instruments of transparency and mobility, such as the National Europass Centre (NEC), the National Point of Coordination for the European Qualifications Framework (NCP), and the National Point of Reference for Quality Assurance.

In 2011, the NCP will continue to transmit all related information to the citizens and it will continue to promote NQF and EQF all over the country by different ways and activities. Conferences and technical seminars will be organised with the participation of experts in order to better elaborate the NQF and to promote the referencing process of EQF.

   

OEEK

(Project Partner until 21/ 12/ 10)

O.E.E.K. is an autonomous legal entity, supervised by the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. It has administrative and economic independence. It implements the targets of the National Vocational Education and Training System and has the overall responsibility for the Vocational Training Institutes which have been operating in Greece since 1992. It co-operates directly with EU agencies, it conducts surveys, draft studies and documented issues related to vocational education and training. It is also actively involved in lifelong learning programs and observes international trends and prospects in the employment sector. Moreover, it recognizes and qualifies the professions which correspond to vocational education and training according to the conditions and needs of the Greek and European markets. In addition, OEEK has the authorization by law to regulate the professional rights of the diploma holders of secondary vocational education and post-secondary vocational training and provides degree equivalences up to the level of secondary vocational education and post-secondary vocational training to foreigners who come to work in Greece. Finally, it runs the Council of Professional Recognition of Education and Training Titles for applicants of the EU; the council formulates its expert opinion on the applicant’s file and sends it to the relevant Ministry, which decides on the issue of the relevant license.