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Established in the year 2000 under the supervision of the Ministry of Employment Labour & Social Protection and the Ministry of National Education & Religious Affairs, the National Resource Centre for Vocational Guidance - Euroguidance Centre of Greece (EKEP- NRCVG) is a Private Law Body Corporate pursuant to Law 2525/97 and Presidential Decree 232/98 (Government Gazette 179A/29-7-1998). EKEP is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the two supervising Ministries, the Pedagogical Institute, the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) and social partners.

On a national level, EKEP is body for the coordination, support, certification and enhancement of the actions taken by those offering Counselling and Vocational Guidance services in education, training and employment. In addition, EKEP is an information resource centre for education and vocational guidance. In view of its role, EKEP cares for the development of a unified strategy with respect to the aims and orientation of Vocational Guidance in Greece.

Acting as an executive agency of the State, EKEP endeavours to contribute, along with other competent bodies, to harmonization of the content and orientation of education and training with the requirements of the labour market to meet the demands of employers and employees in the light of current socio-economic concerns.

EKEP's scope of activities is nationwide and also tied to the web of Counselling & Vocational Guidance activities of the E.U..

On an European level, and in the context of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, EKEP has been authorized by the Ministers of Education and Labour to operate as the National Resource Centre for Vocational Guidance within the Euroguidance Network. To this end, EKEP is financed to meet its relevant tasks. The aims of the Euroguidance Network are to promote communication, production and dissemination of information, training, employment, vocational guidance and certification of qualifications in order to enhance mobility and promote the European dimension in the national structures of education and in the vocational guidance services.

 





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