HELLENIC REPUBLIC

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, LIFELONG LEARNING AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

GENERAL SECRETARIAT FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING AND ADULT EDUCATION


The General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning of the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs according to the Law 3879/2010 has the mission to draw the public lifelong learning policy, shape the relevant rules, design the National Lifelong Learning Programme, as well as supervise their implementation.

The responsibilities of the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning (article 6, Law 3879/2010) are the following:

  • Supervision and management of the National System for Linking Vocational Education and Training with Employment (ΕΣΣΕΕΚΑ) and specifically the management of initial and continuing vocational training systems and their connection with the rest of ΕΣΣΕΕΚΑ systems.
  • Supervision and management of the general adult education system.
  • Development of the educational framework for all the initial and continuing vocational training and generally of the non formal education.
  • Introduction of the necessary regulatory acts that will enable the implementation of the Law 3879/2010.
  • Organisation, operation and management of Second Chance Schools (ΣΔΕ), public Vocational Training Institutes (IEK), Parents Schools and other structures and programmes of the general adult educationsystem.
  • Provision for the delimitation of the initial and continuing vocational training and vocational education, as well as their harmonisation and connection.
  • Coordination and evaluation of the National Lifelong Learning Network’s functions and its outcomes; the redefinition of objectives and the redesigning of its functions (where and if necessary), as well as the adoption of measures for the improvement of the effectiveness and enhancement of their quality. 
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