NAAGRCY Partners

OAED is leading a strong group of Partners with high expertise and experience in the field of Vocational Education and Training

Project Partners


Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) is the Greek Public Employment Service. It is a legal entity of public law, supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity.

OAED aims to implement the government’s policy on employment and halting unemployment; support and facilitate the integration of the workforce into the labour market; offer unemployment insurance; promote Vocational Education and Training and link it to the workforce’s employment, and intellectual and social development.

The operation of OAED is based on the following three pillars: (i) promotion to employment; (ii) unemployment insurance and social protection of maternity and family; (iii) vocational education and training.

OAED is the public authority and central structure managing:

  • Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs) for halting unemployment, promoting employment, and vocational training for both unemployed and employed citizens.
  • Passive Labour Market Policies (PLMPs) concerning unemployment insurance measures (regular unemployment benefit) and other social security benefits and allowances (family allowance, maternity allowance etc.).
  • ALMPs for initial vocational education combined with on-the-job training (Apprenticeship system).


Director of International Relations OAED
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The Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) was established in 2011 with Public Law 3966 (Government Gazette  Α΄ 118/24-05-2011). It is a Private Legal Entity supervised by the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. IEP operates for the benefit of public interest as an executive scientific body which supports the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, with main aim the scientific research and study of the issues related to primary and secondary education, the transition from secondary to tertiary education, as well as the on-going scientific and technical support for the design and implementation of educational policy issues.
The Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) collaborates with the various bodies of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the National Council of Education (ESYP), the Higher Education Institutions, especially their pedagogical departments, advisory councils of education, research institutes and organizations both in Greece and abroad, and various other entities with a relevant mission.


The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is the recognised centre of competence for the research and further development of initial and continuing vocational education and training in Germany. BIBB promotes innovations in national and international vocational education and training and develops new and practically oriented VET solutions.

In the Project, the involvement of experts from Germany (BIBB), a country with a well-functioning dual vocational education and training system, will support the development and expansion of quality assurance mechanisms. The aim is to develop and implement modern company-based learning processes, measures for establishing co-operation amongst businesses in vocational education and training (apprenticeship) as well as high-quality training for training staff. BIBB experts will advise the Greek and Cypriot partners in these matters and develop subject-related guidelines for important aspects of in-company vocational education and training.


The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) is a non-profit organisation that carries out studies and surveys, concerning the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises of the Greek economy.
It was founded in December 2006 on the initiative of GSEVEE, constituting its scientific advisor on economic and social policy matters.
IME GSEVEE deals with the issues of growth, employment, taxation, competition, security, as well as other matters that concern small enterprises.
On behalf of GSEVEE, it observes the strategies that governments implement, and evaluates the progress of the operational programmes.
In addition, it constitutes GSEVEE entity dealing with lifelong learning, closely cooperating with GSEVEE Vocational Training Centre (KEK GSEVEE) that develops and implements vocational training actions.


The Labour Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (INE GSEE) was founded in 1990, as a non-profit organisation, in order for the Greek labour Movement to make substantiated interventions at social and economic level.

INE GSEE has nationwide structure and consists of a Central Office and 17 Regional Departments across all geographic/administrative regions of the country.
INE GSEE, through years of experience, has developed a variety of integrated, multidimensional and interconnected actions at European, national and regional levels in the following categories:

  • The research and documentation on issues that interest GSEE, its member unions, the employed and unemployed.
  • The design, development and provision of lifelong learning programmes.
  • The development of a trade union training system.
  • The observation and scientific analysis of contemporary social and economic issues.
  • The involvement in international partnerships with reliable civil society institutions.


The Cyprus Productivity Center (CPC) was founded on 1963 by the Cypriot Government, with the assistance of the United Nations Development Program and the International Labour Office. The agreement expired on November 30, 1974 and since then the Covernment has taken over CPC operation entirely . The CPC is under the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance.

The original long-term objective of the CPC to assist private and public organizations to utilise their human and capital resources in the best possible way so as to increase productivity is still valid today. However, following the entry of Cyprus in the EU and the Eurozone, the CPC has focused on areas and actions targeted at supporting the facilitating the adjustment of citizens, organizations, enterprises, the social parties and the state, to globalization.

The CPC channels its activities towards the following areas of high priority for the government:

  • Provide scientific and administrative support to the Productivity Council
  • Management of European Programs 
  • Mediterranean Institute of Management (MIM) and International Activities
  • Eduation/Training in management development and promotion of Life Long Learning and Productivity 
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Provide support services to the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance


The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is a private corporate body functioning under special law and is financially independent, free of any influence by the state. The Chamber is funded by its members’ subscription fees and through income generated from a number of services it provides. The CCCI is the union of Cypriot business people, the interests of whom it promotes by submitting to the government and the Parliament the members’ positions on matters in which they are involved, while, through its participation in tripartite bodies and committees, it conveys and promotes the views of the business community.

CCCI is the federation of the 5 local Chambers in Cyprus (Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Paphos) and its membership exceeds 8000 enterprises representing more than 95% of the business activity of the country. More than 140 Professional Associations are also affiliated to the Chamber including the Young Entrepreneurs Association, the Junior Chamber of Cyprus and the Federation of Business and Professional Women Association. Its membership thus includes both young and female entrepreneurs.


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