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Since the European Summit in Lisbon, educational policy has been depicted as a primary promoter for development and welfare at both the individual and collective level. Educational policy has become a framework for Europe to become “the most competitive and dynamic economy based on knowledge in the world” until 2010.

Today, O.P. "Education".sets the foundation for the education of the future by turning visions and actions into institutions that associate the country’s development policy with the evolution of its educational policy.

Co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) together with national resources, O.P. "Education" innovates: Lifelong Learning is incorporated and institutionalized into the educational system; by combining European and national policies related to the development of human resources with the National Action Plan for Employment and the National Action Plan for Combating Social Exclusion.

There are therefore three targets

  • Enhancing the quality of education
  • Prevention and remedy of social exclusion
  • Formation of an integrated European educational area and quality employment

being developed in 5 priority action lines:

1. Promotion of equal opportunities for access to the labour market for those threatened with social exclusion.

2. Promotion and improvement of education and vocational training within the framework of Lifelong Learning.

3. Development and promotion of entrepreneurship and the adaptability of youth.

4. Improvement of women’s access to the labour market.

5. Creation and amelioration of infrastructure for the implementation of ESF measures.

You can download a brief description of the priority action lines in MS Word Document format. (Greek)

Furthermore you can see the structural diagram (in greek, pdf format) of the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training by Priority Action Line, Measure and Action.

The five priority action lines which in the Operational Program - i.e. the contract signed between Greece and European Union - were developed as measures and actions, have been specified in the Programme Complement (PC) into categories of operations, in other words into projects and sub-projects.

In order for the PC to be composed, Committees of Experts worked together, while Coordinating Committees elaborated on the proposals so that the program has the cohesion needed to maximize the effectiveness of the subsidiary actions. The approval of the Programme Complement that signaled the beginning of the implementation of O.P. "Education", was taken by a body consisting of social institutions, the 1st Monitoring Committee (May 2001),while amendments were approved by the 2nd Monitoring Committee (June 2002).

With O.P. "Education" 2000-2006 our perception of education is being re-evaluated. The path to developing conscious and active citizens is inherent in the right to employment and self-actualization and is facilitated with lifelong access to education.

©2003, Managing Authority of O.P. "Education" ( Last Update: 1/9/2003 )

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