The National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) as the Greek National Reference Point
of the European Quality Assurance Network for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and under the EQAVET NRPs-2017 Program, 
organized successfully an International Conference on 8 March 2019 in Athens, at the "Royal Olympic" Hotel. 

The purpose of the conference was to present the findings and conclusions of a recent relevant field-research conducted by EOPPEP in collaboration 
with the National Institute of Labor and Human Resources (EIEAD) and the effective exchange of views between VET specialists, VET providers and other 
interested parties. 

Representatives of National Reference Points (NRPs) from other European countries (Finland, Croatia and Romania) also took part in the Conference. 
In particular, the representative of the EQAVET Network, presented the European policies and current developments on VET graduates tracking 
and the representatives of the Finnish National Reference Point of EQAVET presented the Finnish VET system and the tracking mechanisms of VET 
graduates applied in Finland. 

During the second session of the Conference, three (3) workshops were held, attended by the participants in three working groups. 
The workshops were focused on the following topics:

Workshop 1: The role of graduates tracking surveys in improving the quality of VET provision.


Workshop 2: The necessary institutional and methodological framework for the development of VET graduates tracking systems.


Workshop 3: Demand and supply of VET graduates’ technical and social skills within the Greek labor market.


The conclusions of the workshops were presented in the plenary session of the Conference.


                                            C O N F E R E N C E  P R O G R A M M E  


Friday 8 March 2019


09:00 – 09:30    Registration


09:30 – 10:00     Welcome


10:00 -10:10       Analyzing data for the position of VET graduates within the labor market:     

                           Methodological issues and questions for interpretation

                           Dr Eleni Giannakopoulou, C.E.O. of the National Organization for the       

                           Certification of  Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)

10:10 -10:20     Thanasis Zacharopoulos, Chairman and General Manager of the National          Institute of Labor and Human Resource (EIEAD)

10:10 - 10:30     Presentation of the EQAVET NRP Programme 2017-2018

 Angeliki Athanasouli, Head of the Certification of Qualifications Department of 


10:30 – 11:00    European policies and current trends on VET Graduate Tracking

 Keith Brumfitt, EQAVET  Representative



11:00 – 11:30    Coffee Break


11:30 - 12:00       VET System and Graduate Tracking in Finland

                             Leena Koski, Finnish National Agency for Education

                             Riikka Vacker, Finnish National Agency for Education

12:00 -12:45         Presentation of E.O.P.P.E.P. survey results on IEK graduates. Problems,               restrictions, opportunities and prospects.

     Dr Vaios Kotsios, Researcher, Social Analysis (KOIN.A)    

12:45 - 13:00     Skills Diagnosis Mechanism and VET Graduate Surveys - Research                      Synergies and Stakeholder  Partnerships 

                               Dr  Stavros Gavroglou, Head of the Active Policies and International                   Networks Department of EIEAD


13:00 - 14:00    Light Lunch

14:00 - 16:00    Workshops on the following topics:


  Workshop 1: The role of graduates tracking  surveys in improving the quality      of  VET provision


                          Workshop 2: The appropriate institutional and methodological framework for        the  development of VET graduates tracking systems


                     Workshop 3: Demand and supply of VET graduates’ technical and social skills   within the Greek labor market


16:00 – 17:00    Presentation of workshops conclusions


17:00 – 17:30    Wrap up – End of Conference                                                        


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