The National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (E.O.P.P.E.P.), through Certification and Vocational Guidance, invests in more quality, efficient and reliable Lifelong Learning services in Greece for the benefit of citizens.
Our central pursuit is the closer connection of education and training with the needs of the labor market, the upgrading of the professional qualifications of the workforce, the strengthening of their employment prospects and the strengthening of social cohesion, with the aim of creating a more competitive economy and a more cohesive society, with a common orientation of investing in the active citizen in the context of modern society and the knowledge economy.
The E.O.P.E.P. is a Legal Entity under Private Law, supervised by the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, based in Athens. It is the successor body of the merger of the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications (E.O.P.P.), the National Center for the Certification of Lifelong Learning Structures (E.K.E.P.I.S.) and the National Center for Vocational Guidance (E.K.E.P.).
The E.O.P.E.P. is one of the first organizations of the wider public sector (NPID) to have received a Distinction of Excellence, according to the internationally recognized Excellence model EFQM (The European Foundation of Quality Management). In particular, the E.O.P.E.P.E.P. has been Certified to the 1st Level of Business Excellence of the EFQM International Recognition program "Committed to Business Excellence - Committed to Excellence".
The E.O.P.E.P. is the executive management body of the National Lifelong Learning Network. It develops and implements an integrated national certification system for non-formal education (initial and continuing professional training and general adult education) and provides scientific support for Vocational Guidance and Counseling services in our country.
The E.O.P.E.P. aims to ensure and upgrade the Quality: in the provision of non-formal education: certified Agencies and Structures that implement non-formal education Programs with certified specifications, based on certified Professional Outlines, and in which certified Adult Trainers teach, with the support of certified Accompanying Executives of Services (SYY) for people from socially vulnerable groups, in learning outcomes: certified knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through a non-formal and informal learning path, in the provision of professional guidance and counseling services: services and tools for lifelong career development and school professional guidance, utilizing modern IT and communication technologies, development of networking mechanisms and upgrading professional guidance and counseling services, personalized services to a wide range of population.