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Greece:Legislation

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Overview Greece

Contents

Greece:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Greece:Historical Development

Greece:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Greece:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Greece:Political and Economic Situation

Greece:Organisation and Governance

Greece:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Greece:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Greece:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Greece:Organisation of Private Education

Greece:National Qualifications Framework

Greece:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Greece:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Greece:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Greece:Funding in Education

Greece:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Greece:Higher Education Funding

Greece:Adult Education and Training Funding

Greece:Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 4 years

Greece:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 4 years

Greece:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:Primary Education

Greece:Organisation of Primary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Greece:Assessment in Primary Education

Greece:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Greece:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Greece:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Greece:Higher Education

Greece:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Greece:First Cycle Programmes

Greece:Bachelor

Greece:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Greece:Second Cycle Programmes

Greece:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Greece:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Greece:Adult Education and Training

Greece:Distribution of Responsibilities

Greece:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Greece:Main Providers

Greece:Main Types of Provision

Greece:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Greece:Teachers and Education Staff

Greece:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece: Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Greece:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Management and Other Education Staff

Greece:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Greece:Management Staff for Higher Education

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Greece:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Quality Assurance

Greece:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Greece:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Educational Support and Guidance

Greece:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Greece:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Greece:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Greece:Mobility and Internationalisation

Greece:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Mobility in Higher Education

Greece:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Greece:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Greece:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Greece:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Greece:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Greece:National Reforms in School Education

Greece:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Greece:National Reforms in Higher Education

Greece:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Greece:European Perspective

Greece:Legislation

Greece:Institutions

Greece:Glossary

POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND AND TRENDS

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Constitution of Greece, as revised by resolution dated May 27th, 2008 by the Η' revisionary Parliament session. 

Presidential Decree 114/2014 (Government Gazette 181/issue Α΄/29-8-2014): "Organisation of Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs". 
It contains the provisions, structure and responsibilities of the Ministry's staff.

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue Α΄/17-9-2013): "Restructuring of Secondary Education and other regulations".  It contains regulations regarding Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, the National Organisation of Examinations, the organisation and operation of bodies in non-formal education, the certificates of vocational education and training and the professional rights, the organisation of the regional bodies of non-formal education of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

Law 4142/2013 (Government Gazette 83/issue A'/9-4-2013): "Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education".
This Law provides for the establisment of the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education, and in particular its mission and responsibilities, the Council Recommendation, the President, while it also regulates issues related to assessment decisions of the Authority, and finally the criteria for the evaluation of the educational work.

Law 3852/2010 (Government Gazette 87/v.Α΄/7-6-2010): "New Architecture of Local Government Administration and Decentralisation - Callicrates programme". 
The Law provides for the provisions regarding the formation and establishment of Local Government Administration and Decentralisation.

Law 3432/2006 (Government Gazette 14/v.Α'/3-2-2006): "Structure and Function of Ecclesiastical Education".
This Law includes provisions regarding the structure and aim of Ecclesiastical Education in Greece, Ecclesiastical Academies, Upper Secondary Ecclesiastical Education and Ecclesiastical Education.

Law 1850/1989 (Government Gazette 114/issue Α'/10-5-1989): "Ratification of the European Charter of Local Self-Government". 
Under this law, the European Charter of Local Self-Government, signed in Strasbourg on 15 October 1985, is ratified and obtains the force of law.


ORGANISATION AND GOVERNANCE

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Law 114/2014 (Government Gazette 181/issue Α΄/29-8-2014): "Organisation of Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs". 

Law 4283/2014 (Government Gazette 189/issue Α΄/10-9-2014): "Foundation and organisation of Council of National Policy on Education and other provisions". 

Presidential Decree 152/2013 (Government Gazette 240/issue Α΄/5-11-2013): "Evaluation of primary and secondary education". 

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  "Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions".
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Law 4142/2013 (Government Gazette 83/issue A'/9-4-2013): "Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education".
This Law provides for the establisment of the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education, and in particular its mission and responsibilities, the set up of the Council, the President, while it also regulates issues related to assessment decisions of the Authority, and finally the criteria for the evaluation of the educational work.

Ministerial Decision 30972/2013 (Government Gazette 614/issue Β΄/15-3-2013): "Evaluation of the Educational Work of the School Unit - Self-evaluation procedure".

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): "Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions".
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A'/12-11-2012): "Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016". 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A'/10-8-2012): "Regulating issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions".
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): "Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions".
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3966/2011 (Government Gazette 118/issue A'/24-5-2010): "Institutional Framework for Model Experimental Schools, foundation of the Institute for Educational Policy, Organisation of the Institutie of Computer Technology and Publications "DIOFANDOS" and other provisions".
This law establishes the Educational Policy Institute, abolishes the Centre for Educational Research, Teacher Training Agency and the Pedagogical Institute, renames the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute into Computer Technology Institute and Publications "Diophantus", and regulates the institutional framework of Pilot Schools.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue A'/21-9-2010): "Development of Lifelong Learning and other provisions".
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network. 

Law 3852/2010 (Government Gazette 87/issue A'/7-6-2010): "New Architecture of Local Government and Decentralized Administration-Kallikratis Programme". 
The municipalities and regions constitute the first and second levels of local government. The decentralized administrations are formed as single units for the decentralized services of the state and exercise decisive authority in state affairs of their region.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A'/19-5-2010): "Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions".
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education.  It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 

Law 3794/2009 (Government Gazette 156/issue Α'/4-9-2009): "Regulation of issues regarding the university and technological sector of high education and other provisions".
It deals with issues of Universities and Technological Education Institutes. It also contains provisions for all education levels. 

Law 3699/2008 (Government Gazette 199/issue A'/2-10-2008): "Special Education of persons with disabilities or with special educational needs".
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education.

Law 3696/2008 (Government Gazette 177/issue A'/25-8-2008): "Establishment and operation of colleges and other provisions".
Colleges are established, as providers of post-secondary education and training in Greece.

Law 3653/2008 (Government Gazette 49/issue B'/21-3-2008): "Institutional framework for research and technology and other provisions". 
The Law defines the purpose, the content and the management of expenditures of the National Program for Research and Technology, regulates the design and implementation of research policy, establishes the National Council for Research and Technology and the National Agency for Research and Technology, introduces international cooperation and the participation of Greece in the European Research Area, as well as in European and international intergovernmental organizations and finally establishes research centers and institutes.

Law 3549/2007 (Government Gazette 69/issue Α΄/20-3-2007): "Reform of the institutional framework for the structure and operation of Higher Education Institutes". 

Law 3475/2006 (Government Gazette 146/issue A'/13-7-2006): "Organisation and operation of secondary vocational education and other provisions". 
The law provides for the organisation of secondary vocational education, it renames the Unified Lyceums into General, it organises Upper Secondary Vocational Schools and Vocational Schools, it sets the curriculum and the professional rights of graduates, while it regulates issues of private Upper Secondary Vocational Schools and Vocational Schools.

Law 3467/2006 (Government Gazette 128/issue A'/21-6-2006): "Selection of primary and secondary education executives, regulation of issues of administration and other provisions". 
It regulates administrative staff selection issues in primary and secondary education. It also refers to issues of administration of education and to other provisions concerning all levels of education.

Law 3376/2005 (Government Gazette 191/issue A'/2-8-2005): "Foundation of European Education School". 

Law 3374/2005 (Government Gazette 189/issue A'/2-8-2005): "Quality assurance in higher education. System for transfer and accumulation of credit units – Diploma Supplement". 
This law introduces quality assurance in higher education, and also establishes the Quality Assurance Agency. It also provides for the organization of undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on the European Credit Transfer System, as well as the issue of the Diploma Supplement.

Law 3369/2005 (Government Gazette 171/issue A'/6-7-2005): "Systematisation of Lifelong Learning and other provisions".
It defines the general principles of Lifelong Learning, as well as the bodies responsible for Lifelong Education and Lifelong Training. It describes the Lifelong Education and Lifelong Learning programmes and introduces their certification. Last, it establishes the Institutes of Lifelong Education and Lifelong Learning. 

Law 3328/2005 (Government Gazette 80/issue A'/1-04-2005): "National Academic Recognition Information Center". 
This law deals with the establishment, structure and functions of National Academic Recognition Information Center .

Law 3255/2004 (Government Gazette 138/issue A'/22-7-2004): "Regulation of issues in all grades of education". 
This law deals with the establishment of Departments at Universities, establishment of branches and departments in Technological Education Institutions, joint postgraduate degrees in the framework of international - transnational collaborations, as well as other issues of primary and secondary education.

Presidential Decree 127/2003 (Government Gazette 114/issue Α΄/12-5-2003): "Formation, organisation, operation, administrative support and seat of National Council of Education". 

Law 3027/2002 (Government Gazette 152/issue A'/28-6-2002): "On issues of the Organisation of School Buildings for Higher Education and other provisions".
It defines the process of expropriation and requisition of immovable property by the School Building Organisation S.A. as well as the operation of its personnel. It also defines regulations for the establishment, merger and abolishment of Technological Education Institutes and provides for the renaming of University departments. It establishes the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education and abolishes SELETE.  

Joint Ministerial Decision 16065/2002 (Government Gazette 497/issue B'/22-4-2002): "Model operation regulation of municipal and community public law legal persons of nurseries and kindergardens". 

Law 2986/2002 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/13-2-2002): "Organisation of Regional Services of Primary and Secondary Education, evaluation of the teaching work and staff, training of teachers and other provisions". 
It organizes the prefectural services of primary and secondary education and defines the selection procedure of the prefectural directors. It regulates issues pertaining to the evaluation of the teaching process and of the teachers, as well as for their continuous training.

Constitution 2001 (art.16) as revised by resolution dated May 27th, 2008 by the Η' revisionary Parliament session.

Law 2880/2001 (Government Gazette 9/issue A'/30-1-2001): "Programme 'POLITEIA' for the reform and modernisation of public administration and other provisions".

Law 2817/2000 (Government Gazette 78/issue A'/14-3-2000): "Education of persons with special educational needs and other provisions".
It describes the meaning, purpose and status of education of people with special educational needs. It also establishes the Centers for Diagnosis, Evaluation and Support, while it also regulates organizational issues of special education staff.  

Law 2009/1992 (Government Gazette 18/issue A΄/14-2-1992): "National System of Vocational Education and Training and other provisions".

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): "On the structure and operation of Primary and Secondary Education and other provisions". 
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organisation of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organisations and other special topics.

Presidential Decree 9/1985 (Government Gazette 6/issue A'/21-1-1985): "Foundation of Research Institute of Computer Technology".

Law 682/1977 (Government Gazette 244/issue A'/1-9-1977): "On private schools of general education and boarding schools".
It regulates issues related to the establishment of private schools of general education and boarding school. 



FUNDING EDUCATION

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 191024/2013 (Government Gazette F1/A/479/191024/IB/12-12-2013):  "Credit allocation of Tactical Budget of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for the fiscal year 2014". 

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A'/17-9-2013):  "Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions". 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Νόμος 4141/2013 (Government Gazette 81/issue Α΄/5-4-2013): "Investment Tools for Development, Financing and other provisions".

Law 4172/2013 (Government Gazette 167/issue Α΄/23-7-2013): "Income taxation, urgent measures for implementing law 4046/2012, law 4093/2012 and law 4127/2013 and other provisions".

Ministerial Decision 24001/2013 (Government Gazette 1449/issue B'/14-6-2013):  "Transferring primary school students from the Regions". 

Law 4111/2013 (Government Gazette 18/issue A'/25-1-2013):  "Pension issues and other provisions". 
It includes provisions for Colleges. 

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A'/12-11-2012): "Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016". 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Joint Ministerial Decision 905/2012 (Government Gazette 557/issue B'/2-3-2012): "Provision of initial vocational training voucher to public and private Vocational Training Institutes students".    

Law 4024/2011 (Government Gazette 226/issue A'/27-10-2011): "Pension arrangements, single payroll - ranking, job redundancy and other provisions for the implementation of the medium term fiscal policy framework 2012-2015".    

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): "Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions". 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue Α'/21-9-2010): "Lifelong Learning development and other provisions"; article 25 includes provisions on domestic transfers. 
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network. 

Law 3852/2010 (Government Gazette 87/issue A'/7-6-2010): "New Architecture of Local Government and Decentralized Administration-Kallikratis Programme". 
The municipalities and regions constitute the first and second levels of local government. The decentralized administrations are formed as single units for the decentralized services of the state and exercise decisive authority in state affairs of their region.

Law 3696/2008 (Government Gazette 177/issue A'/25-8-2008): "Establishment and operation of colleges and other provisions". 
Colleges are established, as providers of post-secondary education and training in Greece.

Law 3549/2007 (Government Gazette 69/issue A'/20-3-2007): "Reform of the institutional framework for Higher Education Institutions structure and operation".
This Law regulates the institutional framework for the structure and the operation of Higher Education Institutes, which are distinguished between those of University and Technological sector. 

Law 3279/2004 (Government Gazette 205/issue A'/1-11-2004): "Foundation of National Council of Competitiveness and Development and regulation of other issues of the Ministry of Development". 

Joint Ministerial Decision 16065/2002 (Government Gazette 497/issue B'/22-4-2002): "Model operation regulation of municipal and community public law legal persons of nurseries and kindergardens". 

Law 2413/1996 (Government Gazette 124/issue Α΄/16-6-1996): "Greek education abroad, cross-cultural education and other provisions".

Law 2238/1994 (Government Gazette 151/issue Α΄/16-9-1994): "Validation of the Code of Income Taxation".

Law 682/1977 (Government Gazette 244/issue Α΄/1-9-1977): "On private schools of general education and boarding schools".

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE 

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 130272/Δ1/5-8-2016 (Government Gazette 2670/issue Β΄/26-8-2016): 'Timetable for the Single Type of Pre-Primary School'.

Ministerial Decision C1/14987/3-2-2014 (Government Gazette 269/issue Β΄/7-2-2014): 'Students introduction and relevant regulations in Model Experimental Schools for the school year 2014−2015.'

Ministerial Decision 14245/C1/31-1-2014 : 'Instructive books of Primary Education for the school year 2014-2015.'

Ministerial Decision 24001/11-6-2013 (Government Gazette 1449/issue B/14-6-2013): 'Pupils transport to public schools by Regional Authorities.'

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Law 3966/2011 (Government Gazette 118/issue A'/24-5-2010): 'Institutional Framework for Model Experimental Schools, foundation of the Institute for Educational Policy, Organisation of the Institutie of Computer Technology and Publications "DIOFANDOS" and other provisions'.
This law establishes the Educational Policy Institute, abolishes the Centre for Educational Research, Teacher Training Agency and the Pedagogical Institute, renames the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute into Computer Technology Institute and Publications "Diophantus", and regulates the institutional framework of Pilot Schools.

Ministerial Decision F.32/190/81670/C1/20-7-2007(Government Gazette 1420/issue Β΄/8-8-2007): 'Pre-primary and all-day pre-primary schools schedule'.

Law 3518/2006(Government Gazette 272/issue A'/21-12-2006): 'Restructuring of the engineers and public work contractors pension fund and regulation of other matters within the remit of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection' (article 73, para.1): ‘Issues of Primary and Secondary Education’.

Ministerial Decision F.3/898/97657/C1/25-9-2006(Government Gazette 1507/issue Β΄/13-10-2006): "Number of children per class in pre-primary schools "

Law 3376/2005 (Government Gazette 191/issue A'/2-8-2005): 'Foundation of European Education School’.

Ministerial Decision 21072b/Γ2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 304/issue Β'/13-3-2003): 'Ιnterdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Compulsory Education: Music, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Information Technology, School Vocational Orientation, Technology, Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology, Geography, Physics, Chemistry), Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Pre-primary education, design and development of cross-curricular activities (Flexible Zone, Health Education, Olympic Education, Environmental Education) and Appendix: Instructions for authors of textbooks, Specifications of textbooks'.

Ministerial Decision 16065/17-4-2002(Government Gazette 497/issue Β΄/22-4-2002): "Model Rules of Operation of Municipal and Community Legal Entities of Public Law, Child and Infant/Child Centers"

Law 2880/2001(Government Gazette 9/issue A΄/30-1-2001): "POLITEIA programme on the reform and modernization of public administration and other provisions".

It introduces a National Action Plan for Public Administration, the so-called POLITEIA programme, while it institutionalizes its implementing regulations. 

Presidential Decree 200/1998 (Government Gazette 161/issue A'/13-7-1998): ‘Pre-primary schools organization and operation’.
It sets the regulatory framework for the organization and operation of kindergartens and the entry requirements of infants. It also defines the school and academic year and the daily and analytical curriculum.  

Law 2525/1997 (Government Gazette 188/issue A'/23-9-1997): ‘Unified Upper-Secondary School, access of its graduates to tertiary education, assessment of educational work and other provisions’.
It establishes the Eniaio Lykeio and sets the rules for access of graduates to higher education. It also establishes the all-day Kindergarten and all day primary school and sets the rules for the teaching process evaluation. 

Presidential Decree 301/1996(Government Gazette 208/issue Α΄/29-8-1996): «Analytical Programme of Special Education».

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): ‘Structure and operation of primary and secondary education and other provisions’.
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organization of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organizations and other special topics. 


PRIMARY EDUCATION (OR INTEGRATED PRIMARY AND LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION)

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Ministerial Decision 117619/D1/18-7-2016 (Government Gazette 2419/issue B/5-8-2016): 'Curriculum for English Language Learning in Grades A and B of Primary School'

Ministerial Decision F.12/657/70691/D1/26-4-2016 (Government Gazette 1324/issue B/11-5-2016): 'Timetable for Single Type All-Day Primary School'.

Ministerial Decision 24001/11-6-2013 (Government Gazette 1449/issue B/14-6-2013): 'Pupils transport to public schools by Regional Authorities.'

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision F.52/63/12873/C1/06.02.2012 (Government Gazette 253/issue B'/13-2-2012): 'Second foreign language teaching in primary schools'.

Ministerial Decision F.12/530/62626/2011 (Government Decision 1345/issue Β΄/16-6-2011): «Amendment − completion of Ministerial Decisions F.20/482/95210/C1/9−9−2003, (GG 1325, issue B΄) and F.12/773/77094/C1/28−7−2006, (GG 1139, issue Β΄).»

Ministerial Decision F.12/520/61575/2011 (Government Gazette 1327/issue Β΄/16-6-2011): Amendment − completion of Ministerial Decisions F.12/773/77094/C1/28−7−2006 (GG 1139, issue Β) and F.12/620/61531/C1/31−5−2010 (GG 804, issue Β΄) «Daily timetables of primary schools with a single reformed education programme.»

Law 3966/2011 (Government Gazette 118/issue A'/24-5-2010): 'Institutional Framework for Model Experimental Schools, foundation of the Institute for Educational Policy, Organisation of the Institutie of Computer Technology and Publications "DIOFANDOS" and other provisions'.
This law establishes the Educational Policy Institute, abolishes the Centre for Educational Research, Teacher Training Agency and the Pedagogical Institute, renames the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute into Computer Technology Institute and Publications "Diophantus", and regulates the institutional framework of Pilot Schools.

Law 3852/2010 (Government Gazette 87/issue A'/7-6-2010): 'New Architecture of Local Government and Decentralized Administration-Kallikratis Programme'. 
The municipalities and regions constitute the first and second levels of local government. The decentralized administrations are formed as single units for the decentralized services of the state and exercise decisive authority in state affairs of their region.

Ministerial Decision Φ.12/879/88413/Γ120-7-2010 (Government Gazette 1139/issue Β΄/28-7-2010): Teaching - education programme of new subjects to be included in all-day primary schools, which will operate with a Single Reformed Curriculum - revision & updating of analytical programmes and of guidelines for teaching subjects of the all-day programme'.

Ministerial Decision Φ.3/724/71442/Γ1/18-6-2010 (Government Gazette 1048/issue Β΄/12-7-2010): 'Modification - completion of the ref. no. Φ.3/609/60745/Γ1/28−5−2010 (Government Gazette 804 /9−6−2010 issue Β΄) Ministerial Decision: "Designation of 800 Primary Schools with a Single Reformed Curriculum'.

Ministerial Decision Φ.12/620/61531/Γ1/31-5-2010 (Government Gazette 804/issue Β΄/9-6-2010): 'Timetables of Primary Schools with a Single Reformed Curriculum'.

Ministerial Decision Φ.3/609/60745/Γ1/28-5-2010 (Government Gazette 804/issue Β΄/9-6-2010): 'Designation of 800 Primary Schools with a Single Reformed Curriculum'.

Law 3687/2008 (Government Gazette 159/issue A'/1-8-2008): ‘Personnel issues of the Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs and other provisions’.
This law regulates issues pertaining to primary and secondary education personnel, lifelong learning issues, religious education issues, as well as issues related to the education of expatriates and intercultural education.  

Ministerial Decision 179/84525/Z2/27-6-2008 (Government Gazette 1444/issue Β΄/23-6-2008): 'Beginning and ending of the school year at the European Education School, students registration and other organizational issues of EES secondary education cycle'.

Ministerial Decision Φ.3/897/97657/Γ1/25-9-2006 (Government Gazette 1507/issue Β΄/13-10-2006): 'Number of pupils per class in Primary Schools'.

Ministerial Decision Φ.12/773/77094/Γ1/28-7-2006 (Government Gazette 1139/issue Β΄/23-8-206): "Timetable redesign in Primary Schools".

Ministerial Decision F.12.1/545/85812/C1/31-08-2005 (Government Gazette 1280/issue B'/13-9-2005): 'General implementation of the Flexible Zone Programme in primary education.

Law 3376/2005 (Government Gazette 191/issue A'/2-8-2005): ‘Establishment of European Education School’ .
This law provides for the establishment, since 2005-2006 school year, in Heraklion-Crete, of a general education school entitled "School of European Education" to provide preschool, primary and secondary education to children of employees of the European Agency for Network Security and Information.

Ministerial Decision 21072a/C2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 303/issue Β'/13-3-2003): «Ιnterdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula (DEPPS) for Primary and Lower Secondary Education: a) General Part β) DEPPS and APS of Hellenic Language, Neohellenic Literature, Ancient Hellenic Language and Literature, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies, Religion, History, Social and Civil Education, Mathematics, Environment Study».   

Ministerial Decision 21072β/Γ2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 304/issue Β'/13-3-2003): 'Ιnterdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Compulsory Education: Music, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Information Technology, School Vocational Orientation, Technology, Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology, Geography, Physics, Chemistry), Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Pre-primary education, design and development of cross-curricular activities (Flexible Zone, Health Education, Olympic Education, Environmental Education) and Appendix: Instructions for authors of textbooks, Specifications of textbooks'.

Presidential Decree 201/1998 (Government Gazette 161/issue A'/13-7-1998): 'Primary school organization and operation'.

Law 2525/1997 (Government Gazette 188/issue A'/23-9-1997): 'Unified upper secondary school, access of its graduates to tertiary education, evaluation of the educational work and other provisions' .
It establishes the Eniaio Lykeio and sets the rules for access of graduates to higher education. It also establishes the all-day Kindergarten and all day primary school and sets the rules for the teaching process evaluation.

Presidential Decree 301/1996(Government Gazette 208/issue Α΄/29-8-1996): «Analytical Special Education Curriculum».

Law 2327/1995 (Government Gazette 156/issue A'/31-7-1995): ‘National Education Council, regulation of research issues in the education and post-graduate education of teachers and other provisions’.   

Presidential Decree 121/1995 (Government Gazette 75/issue A'/18-4-1995): ‘Completion of provisions for Primary School pupils assessment’.
This Presidential Decree redefines the regulatory framework for the promotion of primary education pupils, as well as that for their progress titles and qualification.  

Presidential Decree 8/1995 (Government Gazette 3/issue A'/10-1-1995): ‘Assessment of Primary School pupils’.
This Presidential Decree defines the concept and the process of the evaluation, establishes the institution of descriptive assessment for all grades of primary school and reintroduces grading.  

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): ‘Structure and operation of primary and secondary education and other provisions’.
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organization of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organizations and other special topics.


SECONDARY AND POST SECONDARY NON TERTIARY EDUCATION

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4415/2016 (FEK 159/ issue Α΄/6-9-2016):“Regulations on Greek Education abroad, on Cross-Cultural Education and other provisions”

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 136680/Δ2/25-8-2016 (Government Gazette 2758/issue Β΄/1-9-2016): "Amendment - supplementation of Ministerial Decision no. 94588/Δ2/09-06-2016 on: Subject assignment in Gymnasium and General Lyceums (Β΄ 1670)".

Ministerial Decision 94588/Δ2/9-6-2016 (Government Gazette 1670/issue Β΄/10-6-2016): "Subject assignment in Gymnasium and General Lyceums".

Ministerial Decision 147356/Δ3/13-9-2016 (Government Gazette 3011/issue Β΄/20-9-2016): "Timetable for Special Education Gymnasium Grades A, B and C and Special Education Lyceum Grades A, B and C".

Ministerial Decision 106486/Δ2/29-6-2016 (Government Gazette 2107/issue Β΄/7-7-2016): "Timetable for Art Gymnasium Grades A, B and C and General Art Lyceum Grades A, B and C".

Ministerial Decision 7885/Δ2/19-1-2016 (Government Gazette 190/issue Β΄/3-2-2016): "Syllabus for Art Education Subjects administered in Art Lyceums".

Ministerial Decision 7888/Δ2/19-1-2016 (Government Gazette 166/issue Β΄/1-2-2016): "Syllabus for Art Education Subjects administered in Art Gymnasiums".

Presidential Decree 126/2016 (FEK 211/ issue Α΄/11-11-2016):“On school and academic year and assessment of students of General Lower Secondary Education Schools”

Law 4327/2015 (Government Gazette 50/issue Α'/14-05-2015): "Urgent measures for Primary, Secondary and Higher Education and other provisions".

Ministerial Decision 31636/9-9-2015 (Government Gazette 1931/issue Β΄/9-9-2015): "Amendment - Supplementation of joint ministerial decision no. 24001/11-6-2013(1449 Β΄/14-6-2013), as currently in force".

Ministerial Decision 182667/Δ2/12-11-2015 (Government Gazette 2499/issue Β΄/19-11-2015): "Lower Secondary Education School and General Upper Secondary Education School courses assignment".

Ministerial Decision 132127/Δ2/24-8-2015 (Government Gazette 1840/issue Β΄/26-8-2015): "School timetablefor classes Α, Β and C of Lower Secondary Art Schools and for classes Α, Β and C of Upper Secondary Art Schools".

Ministerial Decision 131149/C2/18-8-2014 (Government Gazette 2298/issue Β΄/27-8-2014): «Correspondences of cycles, sectors and specialties of Law 3475/2006 (Α΄ 146) EPAL with the orientation groups, sectors and specializations of Law 4186/2013 (Α΄ 193) EPAL».

Ministerial Decision 100634/C2/30-7-2014 (Government Gazette 1915/issue Β΄/15-7-2014): «General Education courses Curriculum for B, C and D grades of evening EPALs.».

Ministerial Decision 99927/27-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1853/issue Β΄/7-7-2014): «Curriculum of grades A', B', C' and D' of Evening General Lyceums».

Ministerial Decision 5954/2-7-2014 (Government Gazette 1807/issue Β΄/2-7-2014): «Regulation of Operation of Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) falling under the General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning.».

Ministerial Decision 5953/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1861/issue Β΄/8-7-2014): «Organization and Operation Regulation of Second Chance Schools (SDE)».

Presidential Decree 79/2014 (Government Gazette 123/issue Α΄/28-5-2014): «Amendment and completion of PD 50/2008 "Vocational Upper Secondary Education School Students Attendance and Assessment" (A 81) as amended and completed by PD 43/2010 (A 86), PD 61/2012 (A 112) and PD 112/2013 (A 145).».

Ministerial Decision 77204/C2/16-5-2014 (Government Gazette 1336/issue Β΄/26-5-2014): «Curriculum for Orientation Group Sector Specialties of B and C grades of Day EPAL and B,C and D grades of Evening EPAL.».

Law 4264/14-5-2014 (Government Gazette 118/issue Α΄/15-5-2014): «In-shop trade activities and other provisions.».

Presidential Decree 68/2014 (Government Gazette 110/issue Α΄/7-5-2014): «Amendment and completion of PD 60/2006 "Single Upper Secondary Education School Students Assessment" (A 65) as amended and valid.».

Presidential Decree 2944/17-4-2014 (Government gazette 1098/issue B΄/30-4-2014): «Certification System of Initial Vocational Training of Vocational Training Institutes and Vocational Training Schools graduates.».

Ministerial Decision 53324/C7/7-4-2014 (Government Gazette 977/issue Β΄/17-4-2014): «Amendment of Ministerial Decision 10918/C7/27−1−2014 as regards the Curriculum of A' grade Upper Secondary Education Art Schools students.».

Ministerial Decision 53143/C2/7-4-2014 (Government Gazette 903/issue Β΄/10-4-2014): «A' grade of evening Vocational secondary education school curriculum.».

Ministerial Decision 42712/C2/20-3-2014 (Government gazette 833/issue Β΄/3-4-2014): «Pupils number per class in Vocational Upper Secondary Education Schools».

Presidential Decree 39/2014 (Government Gazette 75/issue Α΄/28-3-2014): «Lower Secondary Education School students assesment, completion of provisions on students absence, ending of courses in Lower Secondary Schools and other provisions.».

Ministerial Decision 24756/C7/20-2-2014 (Government Gazette 582/issue Β΄/10-3-2014): «Completion of Ministerial Decision 185744/C7/4−12−2013 (GG 3139/issue Β΄/10−12−2013) with subject "Organization and operation of School Centers of Support Teaching for school year 2013−2014"».

Ministerial Decision 10918/C7/27-1-2014 (Government Gazette 168/issue Β΄/30-1-2014): «Amendment of Ministerial Decision 1029/C7/4−1−2013 regarding the curriculum of grade A, B and C Lower Secondary Education School students and A grade Upper Secondary Education Arts Schools students.».

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  'Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Biministerial Decision 129818/Γ2/16-9-2013 (Government Gazette2451/issue B/1-10-2013): 'Number of pupils per class in Lower Secondary and General Upper Secondary Education Schools'

Ministerial Decision 137506/C7/26-9-2013 (Government Gazette 2449/issue Β΄/30-9-2013): «Amendment of Ministerial Decision 84924/C7/24.7.2012 (GG 2184/issue Β΄/24.7.2012, correction of mistakes GG 2307/issue Β΄/6.8.2012) with subject: «Amendment of Ministerial Decision 72137/C7/28.6.2011 (GG 1643/issue Β΄) with subject: «Transitional Curriculum of grade A, B and C students of Musical Lower Secondary Education Schools and General Musical Upper Secondary Education Schools».».

Ministerial Decision 115475/Γ2/21-8-2013 (Government Gazette 2121/issue A/28-8-2013): 'School timetable for classes A, B, C of Lower Secondary Education Schools.'

Ministerial Decision 115472/Γ2/21-8-2013 (Government Gazette 2121/issue A/28-8-2013): 'School timetable for classes A, B, C of Lower Evening Secondary Education Schools.'

Ministerial Decision 24001/11-6-2013 (Government Gazette 1449/issue B/14-6-2013): 'Pupils transport to public schools by Regional Authorities.'

Ministerial Decision 1029/Γ7/4-1-2013 (Government Gazette 210/issue Β΄/5-2-2013): 'Amendment of the transitional timetable of courses for grades A, B and C of Lower Secondary Education Art Schools and for grades A, B and C of Upper Secondary Education Art Schools'

Ministerial Decision 10141/IA/18-11-2012 (Government Gazette 3056/issue B'/18-11-2012): 'Initial Training Accreditation System for IEK graduates'

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A'/12-11-2012): 'Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016'. 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision 127781/Γ2/18-10-2012 (Government Gazette 2985/issue Β'/8-11-2012): 'Organisation and operation of Additional Teaching Support'.

Ministerial Decision 84924/Γ7/24-7-2012 (Government Gazette 2184/issue Β΄/24-07-2012): 'Amendment of the ref. no. 72137/Γ7/28-6-2012 Ministerial Decision (Government Gazette 1643/B') titled Transitional Timetable of courses for grades A, B and C of Lower Secondary Music Schools and for grades A, B and C of Upper Secondary Music Schools. 

Presidential Decree 61/2012 (Government Gazette 112/issue A'/3-5-2012): 'Amendment of provisions of P.D. 50/2008 (A' 81) – Attendance and assessment of Upper Secondary Vocational School students, as amended by P.D. 43/2010 (A' 86) – Amendment of P.D. 50/2008 (Government Gazette 81 A') Attendance and assessment of Upper Secondary Vocational School students.

Ministerial Decision 37596/Γ2/3-4-2012(Government Gazette 1131/issue B'/10-4-2012): 'Amendment of ref. no. 111276/Γ28-10-2007 Ministerial Decision Timetable for grades A, B and C of Upper Secondary Vocational Day Schools (Government Gazette 2057/B') and ref. no. 138011/Γ2/3-12-2007 Ministerial Decision Timetable for grades A, B, C and D of Upper Secondary Vocational Evening Schools (Government Gazette 26 B).

Ministerial Decision 36799/Γ2/2-4-2012(Government Gazette 1163/issue Β'/10-4-2012): 'Timetable of grade B' of General Upper Secondary Education Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 36798/Γ2/2-4-2012 (Government Gazette 1163/issue Β'/10-4-2012): 'Timetable of grades B' and C' of General Upper Secondary Education Evening Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 14302/Γ2/9-2-2012 (Government Gazette 253/issue Β'/13-2-2012): 'Teaching of a second foreign language in Lower Secondary Education Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 70000/Γ2/21-6-2011 (Government Gazette 1557/issue Β'/27-6-2011): 'Timetable for the 1st grade of General Evening upper secondary education school' 

Law 3966/2011 (Government Gazette 118/issue A'/24-5-2011): 'Institutional Framework for Model Experimental Schools, foundation of the Institute for Educational Policy, Organisation of the Institute of Computer Technology and Publications "DIOFANDOS" and other provisions' 
This law establishes the Educational Policy Institute, abolishes the Centre for Educational Research, Teacher Training Agency and the Pedagogical Institute, renames the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute into Computer Technology Institute and Publications "Diophantus", and regulates the institutional framework of Pilot Schools.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A'/19-5-2010): 'Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions'. 
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education.  It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 

Ministerial Decision 105954/Γ2/4-3-2009 (Government Gazette 1890/issue Β'/3-9-2009): 'Modification of the ref. no. 54530/ Γ2/2-6-2005 ministerial decision regarding the introduction of the Spanish language in the curriculum of Lower Secondary Education Day Schools'.

Law 3699/2008 (Government Gazette 199/issue A'/2-10-2008): 'Special Education and Training of persons with disabilities or with special educational needs' 
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education.

Ministerial Decision 118842/C2/17-9-2008 (Government Gazette 1984/issue Β΄/24-9-2008): «Lower Secondary Education Schools, General Upper Secondary Education Schools, EPAL and EPAS courses assignment».

Ministerial Decision 179/84525/Z2/27-6-2008 (Government Gazette 1444/τ.Β'/23-7-2008): 'Start and end of the school year in the European Education School, student enrollments and transfers, and other organizational issues of the secondary education cycle of the European Education School'

Presidential Decree 51/2008 (Government Gazette 82/issue A'/8-5-2008): 'Attendance and assessment of Vocational School pupils'.
It defines the purpose of student assessment, the periods of the school year, while it identifies the subjects taught in theoretical, laboratory, design and mixed ones. It regulates issues related to the final evaluation, attendance, promotion, dismissal and rejection of students, as well as the degrees of Vocational Schools.  

Presidential Decree 50/2008 (Government Gazette 81/issue A'/8-5-2008): 'Attendance and assessment of Vocational Upper Secondary Education School pupils'.
It defines the purpose of the assessment and the periods of the school year, it distinguishes taught subjects, in those examined in writing and non, it determines the assessment for mixed courses, the diagnostic evaluation and the final evaluation. It also regulates issues related to the attendance, promotion, dismissal and rejection of students, as well as the certificate of upper secondary vocational schools.  

Ministerial Decision 28118/Γ2/4-3-2008 (Government Gazette 429/issue Β'/13-3-2008): 'Timetable of grades A' and B' of Vocational Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 260/16-1-2008(Government Gazette 34/issue B'/16-1-2008): 'Organization and functioning of Second Chance Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 138011/Γ2/03-12-2007(Government Gazette 26/issue B'/15-1-2008): 'Timetable for grades A, B, C and D of VocationalUpper Secondary Evening Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 111277/Γ2/8-10-2007 (Government Gazette 2057/issue Β'/23-10-2007): 'Analytical Curriculum for the subject "Elements of Technology" of the Technology Cycle – Grade A', Vocational Upper Secondary Education Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 111276/Γ2/8-10-2007 (Government Gazette 2057/issue Β'/23-10-2007): 'Timetable for grades A, B and C of VocationalUpper Secondary Education Day Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 56645/Γ2/1-6-2007 (Government Gazette 947/issue B'/13-6-2007): 'Definition of specialization in Vocational Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 36682/Γ4/30-3-2007 (Government Gazette 649/issue Β'/27-4-2007): 'Criteria - Process and bodies responsible for the selection of physical education teachers for the athletic facilitation departments of lower secondary education schools and the special athletic facilitation departments of upper secondary education schools'. 

Ministerial Decision 36618/Γ2/30-3-2007 (Government Gazette 940/issue Β'/12-6-2007): 'Subject cycles, sectors and disciplines in VocationalUpper Secondary Education Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 80033/Γ2/2-8-2006 (Government Gazette 1286/issue Β'/12-9-2006): 'School year, holidays, books and forms, student registration – transfer – attendance, behavior and honorary distinctions, regarding Vocational Upper Secondary Schools'.

Law 3475/2006 (Government Gazette 146/issue A'/13-7-2006): 'Organization and operation of vocationalsecondary education and other provisions'.
The law provides for the organization of secondary vocational education, it renames the Unified Lyceums into General, it organizes Upper Secondary Vocational Schools and Vocational Schools, it sets the curriculum and the professional rights of graduates, while it regulates issues of private Upper Secondary Vocational Schools and Vocational Schools.

Presidential Decree 60/2006 (Government Gazette 65/issue A'/30-3-2006): 'Assessment of the Unified Upper Secondary School pupils'.
It defines the purpose of the assessment and the periods of the school year, distinguishing the subjects taught in groups and defines they way of assessment. It also regulates issues related to the diagnostic and the final evaluation, as well as the attendance, promotion, dismissal and rejection of upper secondary school pupils.  

Law 3376/2005 (Government Gazette 191/issue A'/2-8-2005): 'Establishment of European Education School' .
This law provides for the establishment, since 2005-2006 school year, in Heraklion-Crete, of a general education school entitled "School of European Education" to provide preschool, primary and secondary education to children of employees of the European Agency for Network Security and Information.

Law 3194/2003 (Government Gazette 267/issue Α΄/20-11-2003): 'Regulation on issues pertaining to education and other provisions'.

Ministerial Decision 63444/Γ2/27-6-2005 (Government Gazette 921/issue Β'/5-7-2005): 'Nationally examined subjects of Grade C' of Upper Secondary Day Schools and Grade D' of Upper Secondary Evening Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 54529/Γ2/2-6-2005 (Government Gazette 771/issue Β'/8-6-2005): 'Timetable of Grades A', B', C' of Lower Secondary Education Evening Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 107922/Γ7/3-10-2003 (Government Gazette 1497/issue Β'/10-10-2003): 'Purpose of establishment and operation of Lower Secondary Education Arts Schools'.

Ministerial Decision 21072b/Γ2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 304/issue Β'/13-3-2003): 'Ιnterdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Compulsory Education: Music, Foreign Language, Home Economics, Information Technology, School Vocational Orientation, Technology, Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology, Geography, Physics, Chemistry), Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Pre-primary education, design and development of cross-curricular activities (Flexible Zone, Health Education, Olympic Education, Environmental Education) and Appendix: Instructions for authors of textbooks, Specifications of textbooks'.

Ministerial Decision 21072a/Γ2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 303/issue Β'/13-3-2003): 'Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Compulsory Education a) General part b) Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Greek Language, Literature, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies, Religion, History, Social and Political Education, Mathematics, Environmental Studies'.

Ministerial Decision D/13074/7-6-2000 (Government Gazette 780/issue Β'/23-6-2000): «Foreigners registration in Public and Private IEKs».  

Ministerial Decision Γ2/3850/16-6-1998 (Government Gazette 658/issue Β'/1-7-1998): 'Operation of music schools'.

Law 2621/1998 (Government Gazette 136/issue A'/23-6-1998): 'Regulating issues pertaining to the organization and functioning of Technological Educational Institutes and other provisions'.
It includes, inter alia, provisions related to seminaries of the prefectures of Rodopi and Xanthi. 

Law 2525/1997 (Government Gazette 188/issue A'/23-9-1997): 'Unified upper secondary school, access of its graduates to tertiary education, evaluation of the educational work and other provisions' .
It establishes the Eniaio Lykeio and sets the rules for access of graduates to higher education. It also establishes the all-day Kindergarten and all day primary school and sets the rules for the teaching process evaluation.

Ministerial Decision Γ2/3345/2-9-1988 (Government Gazette 649/issue Β΄/7-9-1988): "Establishment and operation of music schools".

Law 1599/1986 (Government Gazette 75/issue A'/11-6-1986): 'Relations of the state and citizen, introduction of new identity type and other provisions'. 

Presidential decree 409/1994 (Government Gazette 226/issue A'/22-12-1994): 'Assessment of lower secondary education pupils'.
It defines the concept, the purpose and the process of assessment of upper secondary education school students.  

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): 'Structure and operation of primary and secondary education and other provisions'. 
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organization of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organizations and other special topics.

Presidential Decree 485/1983 (Government Gazette 184/issue A'/21-12-1983): 'Amendment of provisions related to the attendance and absences of Middle General and Technical – Vocational Education students'.
It distinguishes schooling among satisfactory, incomplete or inadequate and defines consequences for the last two cases.

Presidential Decree 104/1979  (Government Gazette 23/issue A/7-2-1979): 'On school and academic year, service books, enrollments, transfers, attendance, conduct and honors of students of General Secondary Education Schools'.
It sets the start and end of the school and teaching year in lower and upper secondary schools and Christmas, Easter and summer holidays, it describes the territorial distribution of pupils in them, the process of transfer and characterizes attendance, conduct and honors of students.


HIGHER EDUCATION

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4327/2015 (Government Gazette 50/issue A/14-5-2015):  'Urgent measures for Primary, Secondary and Higher Education and other provisions'.

Law 4264/2014 (Government Gazette 118/issue A/15-5-2014):  'Practice of trade activities outside of shops and other provisions'. 

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  'Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A'/10-8-2012): 'Regulating Issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions'. 
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'. 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue Α'/21-9-2010): 'Lifelong Learning development and other provisions’; article 25 includes provisions on domestic transfers. 
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network. 

Ministerial Decision Φ1/76244/Β3/30-6-2010 (Government Gazette 957/issue B'/30-6-2010) Conditions and procedure for the free supply and selection of textbooks by students of Higher Education Institutions and Higher Ecclesiastical Academies and payment of beneficiary publishers.

Law 3794/2009 (Government Gazette 156/issue Α'/4-9-2009): ‘Regulation of issues regarding the university and technological sector of high education and other provisions.’ 
It deals with issues of Universities and Technological Education Institutes. It also contains provisions for all education levels. 

Law 3685/2008 (Government Gazette 148/issue Α'/16-7-2008): ‘Postgraduate studies institutional framework’.
It sets the institutional framework of postgraduate studies. It defines issues pertaining to the bodies and the regulation of postgraduate programmes, candidates, selection procedures, academics and supervisors. It also regulates the operation of the University Research Institutes.

Ministerial Decision Φ5/89656/Β3/13-8-2007 (Government Gazette 1466/issue Β'/13-8-2007): 'Implementation of the ECTS'.

Law 3467/2006 (Government Gazette 128/issue Α'/21-6-2006): ‘Selection of primary and secondary education officials, regulation of administrative issues in education and other provisions.’ 
It regulates administrative staff selection issues in primary and secondary education. It also refers to issues of administration of education and to other provisions concerning all levels of education.

Law 3450/2006 (Government Gazette 64/issue Α'/30-3-2006): «Upgrade and restructuring of naval education and other provisions».</span>

Law 3432/2006 (Government Gazette 14/issue Α'/3-2-2006): ‘Structure and operation of ecclesiastical education.’ 

It sets the rules of structure and operation of Ecclesiastic Education in Greece. It deals with Ecclesiastic Lower Secondary Schools, Ecclesiastic Upper Secondary Schools, Higher Ecclesiastic Academies and Seminary Second Chance Schools. 

Law 3374/2005 (Government Gazette 189/issue A'/2-8-2005): ‘Quality assurance in higher education, transfer and accumulation system of credits-diploma supplement'. 
This law introduces quality assurance in higher education, and also establishes the Quality Assurance Agency. It also provides for the organization of undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on the European Credit Transfer System, as well as the issue of the Diploma Supplement.

Law 3404/2005 (Government Gazette 260/issue Α'/17-10-2005): ‘Regulation of issues of Higher Education University and Technological Sectors and other provisions’. 
It deals with issues related to study and operation of Technological Education Institutes, as well as with personnel issues of the Technological Education Institutes and of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. It also deals with issues relating to higher education access, as well as with student transfers and exams for attending other first cycle programmes after initial graduation. It also contains other provisions on higher education. 

Law 3187/2003 (Government Gazette 233/issue Α'/7-10-2003): ‘Higher Military Educational Institutions (MEI).’ 
It sets the rules for the organization, operation and staff recruitment of the Higher Military Education Institutes which since then are considered as institutes of the university sector of higher education. 

Law 3027/2002 (Government Gazette 152/issue Α'/28-6-2002): ‘Regulation of issues of the Organization of School Buildings and higher education, and other provisions.’ 
It defines the process of expropriation and requisition of immovable property by the School Building Organization S.A. as well as the operation of its personnel. It also defines regulations for the establishment, merger and abolishment of Technological Education Institutes and provides for the renaming of University departments. It establishes the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education and abolishes SELETE. 

Law 2916/2001 (Government Gazette 114/issue Α'/11-6-2001): ‘Structure of higher education and regulation of issues pertaining to the technological sector thereof’.
It upgrades Technological Education Institutes and distinguishes higher education between University and Technological sector. It defines the required qualifications for the Technological Education Institutes teaching staff and determines its salary.   

Law 2552/1997 (Government Gazette 266/issue Α'/24-12-1997): ‘Hellenic Open University and other provisions.’ 
It establishes, organizes and sets the rules of operation of the Hellenic Open University and of the distance learning provided by it. 

Law 2525/1997 (Government Gazette 188/issue Α'/23-9-1997): ‘Unified Upper Secondary School, graduates admission to tertiary education, educational work assessment and other provisions.’ 
It establishes the Eniaio Lykeio and sets the rules for access of graduates to higher education. It also establishes the all-day Kindergarten and all day primary school and sets the rules for the teaching process evaluation.


ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  'Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Law 4111/2013 (Government Gazette 18/issue A/25-1-2013):  'Pension issues and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for Colleges. 

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A'/12-11-2012): 'Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016'. 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Joint Ministerial Decision 905/2012 (Government Gazette 557/issue B'/2-3-2012): 'Initial Vocational Training Voucher grant to public and private vocational training institutes trainees'. 

Joint Ministerial Decision 127175/Η/4-11-2011 (Government Gazette 2508/issue Β΄/4-11-2011): «Merger of Private Law Legal Entities 'National Youth Institution', 'Continuous Adult Training Institute' and 'Youth Institute', supervised by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs'

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'. 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue Α'/21-9-2010): 'Lifelong Learning development and other provisions’; article 25 includes provisions on domestic transfers.
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network. 

Law 3699/2008 (Government Gazette 199/issue A'/2-10-2088): ‘Special Education and Training of disabled people or people with special educational needs’
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education. 

Law 3696/2008 (Government Gazette 177/issue A'/25-8-2008): 'Establishment and operation of colleges and other provisions'. 
Colleges are established, as providers of post-secondary education and training in Greece.

Law 3191/2003 (Government Gazette 258/issue A'/7-11-2003): ‘The National System of Vocational Education and Training linked with Employment’.
It provides for the rules of the national connection system of vocational education and training with employment. It designates the National Council of Connection of Vocational Education and Training with Employment as the implementing body and regulates its duties and powers. 

Law 2909/2001 (Government Gazette 90/issue A'/2-5-2001): ‘Regulation of issues of admission to tertiary education and other provisions’. 
This law regulates issues related to candidates access to higher education, renames the Institute of Computer Technology (CTI) to "Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and provides for the foundation of the "National Observatory" of the General Secretariat for Youth.

Law 2552/1997 (Government Gazette 266/issue Α'/24-12-1997): ‘Hellenic Open University and other provisions.’ 
It establishes, organizes and sets the rules of operation of the Hellenic Open University and of the distance learning provided by it. 

Law 1320/1983 (Government Gazette 6/issue Α΄/11-1-1983), ‘Recruitment in the Public Sector and other provisions' .
Law of 1983 on the conditions and the recruitment process in the public sector.

Law 4397/1929 (Government Gazette 309/issue A'/24-8-1929): ‘On Elementary Education’. 
According to this law of 1929, elementary education includes general education schools and vocational schools. General education schools comprise kindergartens, primary schools and evening schools, while vocational education schools comprise lower vocational schools.



TEACHERS AND EDUCATION STAFF 

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4327/2015 (Government Gazette 50/issue A/14-5-2015):  'Urgent measures for Primary, Secondary and Higher Education and other provisions'.

Law 4351/2015 (Government Gazette 164/issue Α΄/4-12-2015): "Greek pasturable lands and other provisions"

Law 4354/2015 (Government Gazette 176/issue Α΄/16-12-2015): "Management of non-performing loans, wage sttlements and other urgent regulatory provisions concerning the agreement of budgetary objectives and structural reforms"»

Ministerial Decision 182667/Δ2/12-11-2015 (Government Gazette 2499/issue Β΄/19-11-2015): "Lower Secondary Education School and General Upper Secondary Education School courses assignment"

Ministerial Decision 182692/Δ2/12-11-2015 (Government Gazette 2499/issue Β΄/19-11-2015): "Assignment of General Education courses for Vocational Schools".

Ministerial Decision 151899/Δ2/29-09-2015 (Government Gazette 2148/issue Β΄/07-10-2015): "Assignment of courses per Orientation Group, Sector and Specialisations for classes A, B and C of Day EPAL and for classes A, B and C of Evening EPAL".

Ministerial Decision 124062/6-9-2013 (Governemnt Gazette 2350/issue Β΄/20-9-2013): "Amendment and completion of Ministerial Decision 118842/C2/17−09−2008 (GG 1984 Β΄)'Course assignments in Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, EPALs and EPASs', as amended and in force (GG 1984/Β΄)". 

Law 4210/2013 (Government Gazette 254/issue Α΄/21-11-2013): "Regulations of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance and other provisions".

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue Α΄/17-9-2013): "Restructuring Secondary Education and other provisions". 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions.

Law 4152/2013 (Government Gazette 107/issue Α΄/9-5-2013): "Urgent measures for the implementation of laws 4046/2012, 4093/2012 and 4127/2013". 
Apart from provisions related to Ministries of Finance, Administrative Reform and E-government, it also includes provisions regulating issues pertaining to the auspices of the Ministry of Education and specifically teaching time and time devoted to practical training by staff employed in secondary education, as from 1-9-2013.

Ministerial Decision 49104/Δ1/10-4-2013 (Government Gazette 1017/issue Β΄/24-4-2013): "Extension of transitional period specified in Article 9 paragraph 1 of Law 3848/2012 regarding the appointment of permanent teachers in primary and secondary education".

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue Α΄/30-1-2013): "Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions". 
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision 152263/Δ2/4-12-2012 (Government Gazette 3437/issue Β΄/24-12-2012): "Redifing areas of transfer in Secondary Education".

Ministerial Decision 147801/Δ1/23-11-2012 (Government Gazette 3240/issue Β΄/5-12-2012): "Redifing areas of transfer in Primary Education".

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A/12-11-2012): "Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016". 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision ΓΠ/20082/22-10-12 (Government Gazette 2844/issue B/23-10-2012): "Educational Certification Attainment System for Adult Educators of non-formal education".

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A/10-8-2012): "Regulating Issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions". 
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Law 4024/2011 (Government Gazette 226/issue A/27-10-2011): 'Pension arrangements, single payroll - ranking, job redundancy and other provisions for the implementation of the medium term fiscal policy framework 2012-2015'. 
Regulates the pension system and provides unified payroll and ranking scales for all civil servants.

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'. 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3865/2010 (Government Gazette 120/issue A/21-7-2010): 'Reform of the public pension schemes and similar provisions'. 
It describes the basic pension and insurance arrangements for employees in the public sector.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A/19-5-2010): 'Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions'. 
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education. It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

Νόμος 3833/2010 (ΦΕΚ 40/τ.Α΄/15-3-2010): «Protection of national economy-urgent measures for dealing with the financial crisis.». 

Law 3794/2009 (Government Gazette 156/issue A/4-9-2012): ‘Regulation of issues regarding the university and technological sector of high education and other provisions.’ It deals with issues of Universities and Technological Education Institutes. It also contains provisions for all education levels.

Law 3699/2008 (ΦΕΚ 199/τ.Α΄/2-10-2008): ‘Special Education and Training of disabled people or people with special educational needs’. 
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education.

Ministerial Decision 118842/17-9-2008 (Government Gazette 1984/issue Β΄/24-9-2008): 'Course assignment in Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, EPALs and EPASs'.

Law 3528/2007 (Government Gazette 26/issue A/9-2-2007): 'Ratification of the Code regarding the status of Civil Administrative Employees and Public law entities staff'. 
This Law regulates the institutional framework for the structure and the operation of Higher Education Institutes, which are distinguished between those of University and Technological sector.

Ministerial Decision Φ2/63260/Β3/15-6-2007 (Government Gazette1069/issue B/29-6-2007): 'Replacing provisions of Ministerial Decision Φ2/121871/Β3/3.11.2005 - Ranking of Higher Education Graduates, as amended by Ministerial Decision Φ2/125186/Β3/22.11.2006'.

Law 3467/2006 (Government Gazette 128/issue A/21-6-2006): 'Selection of primary and secondary education executives, regulation of issues of administration and other provisions'. 
It regulates administrative staff selection issues in primary and secondary education. It also refers to issues of administration of education and to other provisions concerning all levels of education.

Ministerial Decision Φ2/121871/Β3/3-11-2005 (Government Gazette1517/issue B/3-11-2005): 'Issues related to the university and technological sector of higher education and other provisions'.

Law 3404/2005 (Government Gazette 260/issue A/17-10-2005): 'Regulation of issues of Higher Education University and Technological Sectors and other provisions'. 
It deals with issues related to study and operation of Technological Education Institutes, as well as with personnel issues of the Technological Education Institutes and of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. It also deals with issues relating to higher education access, as well as with student transfers and exams for attending other first cycle programmes after initial graduation. It also contains other provisions on higher education.

Law 3255/2004 (Government Gazette 138/issue A/22-7-2004): 'Regulation of issues in all grades of education'. 
This law deals with the establishment of Departments at Universities, establishment of branches and departments in Technological Education Institutions, joint postgraduate degrees in the framework of international - transnational collaborations, as well as other issues of primary and secondary education.

Law 3149/2003 (Government Gazette 141/issue A/10-6-2003): 'National Library of Greece, public libraries and other rovisions». 
It establishes the National Library of Greece and public libraries. It provides for the General Council of Libraries and addresses issues related to the competence of the Ministry of Education and of other agencies subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

Law 2986/2002 (Government Gazette 24/issue A/13-2-2002): 'Organization of Regional Services of Primary and Secondary Education, evaluation of the teaching work and staff, training of teachers and other provisions'. 
It organizes the prefectural services of primary and secondary education and defines the selection procedure of the prefectural directors. It regulates issues pertaining to the evaluation of the teaching process and of the teachers, as well as for their continuous training.

Law 2916/2001 (Government Gazette 114/issue A/11-6-2001): 'Structure of Higher Education and provisions of the Technological Sector'. 
It upgrades Technological Education Institutes and distinguishes higher education between University and Technological sector. It defines the required qualifications for the Technological Education Institutes teaching staff and determines its salary.

Presidential Decree 140/1998 (Government Gazette 107/issue A/20-5-1998): Conditions and procedures for the permanency of primary and secondary education teaching staff, advancement, provided guarantees to appraisees and finalisation process for evaluation reports " 
It describes procedures for the permanency of primary and secondary education teaching staff, selection of education executives, teacher advancement and evaluation guarantees.

Law 2517/1997 (Government Gazette 160/issue A/11-8-1997): 'Election of Teaching Staff of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions'. 
It defines the procedures for the election of faculty members, regulates issues related to scientific associates, assistant lecturers, special education staff and special administrative and technical staff, while it sets the teaching time of primary education staff.

Presidential Decree 100/1997 (Government Gazette 94/issue A/22-5-1997): 'Modification of PD 50/1996 (Government Gazette 45A) Transfers and placements of teaching staff in public primary and secondary education. 
It amends Presidential Decree 50/1996 regarding transfers and placements of secondary education teaching staff.

Presidential Decree 50/1996 (Government Gazette 45/issue A/8-3-1996): 'Transfers and placements of teaching staff in public primary and secondary education'  
It describes the types of transfers and placements and defines the competent bodies, the general conditions, areas and the required criteria.

Presidential Decree 130/1990 (Government Gazette 52/issue A/6-4-1990): 'Conditions and process of degree equivalence of graduates of Pedagogical Academies and Pre-school Education Schools, to graduates of Pedagogical Departments of HEIs'. 
It describes the conditions and process of degree equivalence of graduates of Pedagogical Academies and Pre-School Education Schools, to graduates of Pedagogical Departments of HEIs.

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A/30-9-1985): 'On the structure and operation of Primary and Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organization of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organizations and other special topics.

Law 1404/1983 (Government Gazette 173/issue A/24-11-1983): 'Structure and operation of Technological Educational Institutes'. 
It describes the mission, the establishement of Technological Educational Institutes, academic freedom, governing bodies, advisory bodies, while it addresses issues related to the teaching, administrative and other staff, and issues related to the programme of studies and student issues.

Law 1404/1983 (Government Gazette 87/issue A/16-7-1982): 'On the structure and operation of Higher Education Institutions'. 
Law of 1982 regulating issues of higher education in Greece. It contains general principles and regulates issues relating to the autonomy of institutions, administrative bodies, staff, student issues, as well as issues relating to undergraduate and postgraduate studies.


MANAGEMENT AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL STAFF

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Law 4354/2015 (Government Gazette 176/issue Α΄/16-12-2015): «"Management of non-performing loans, wage sttlements and other urgent regulatory provisions concerning the agreement of budgetary objectives and structural reforms"»

Law 4327/2015 (Government Gazette 50/issue Α'/14-05-2015): "Urgent measures for Primary, Secondary and Higher Education and other provisions".

Ministerial Decision 5953/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1861/issue B/8-7-2014): "Regulation for Second Chance Schools Organization and Operation"

Ministerial Decision 5954/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1807/issue B/2-7-2014): "Regulation for the Operation of Lifelong Learning Institutes (IEK) that fall under the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning"

Presidential Decree 152/2013 (Government Gazette 240/issue A'/5-11-2013): "Evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education". 
Specifies the bodies, the criteria and the process for the evaluation of teachers and teachers in positions of responsibility in primary and secondary education.

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013): "Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions". 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions.

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): "Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions". 
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A'/12-11-2012): 'Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016'. 
By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A'/10-8-2012): 'Regulating Issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions'. 
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Ministerial Decision 92984/Γ7/2012 (Government Gazette 2316/issue Β/10-8-2012):"Organs, criteria and process for selecting executives responsible for School Vocational Guidance, responsibilities and powers".

Ministerial Decision 93008/Γ7/2012 (Government Gazette 2315/issue Β/10-8-2012):"Organs, criteria and process for selecting heads of Yough Councelling Offices, responsibilities and powers".

Law 4024/2011 (Government Gazette 226/issue A'/27-10-2011): 'Pension arrangements, single payroll - ranking, job redundancy and other provisions for the implementation of the medium term fiscal policy framework 2012-2015'.    

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'.
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education. 

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue Α'/21-9-2010): 'Lifelong Learning development and other provisions’; article 25 includes provisions on domestic transfers. 
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A'/19-5-2010): 'Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions'.
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education. It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

Ministerial Decision Φ.353.1/324/105657/Δ1/8-10-2002 (Government Gazette 1340/issue B'/16-10-2002): 'Specific duties and responsibilities of the heads of regional services of primary and secondary education, of heads and deputy heads of school units and school laboratory centers, as well as of the teachers' association.'

Ministerial Decision 16065/17-4-2002(Government Gazette 497/issue Β΄/22-4-2002): "Model Rules of Operation of Municipal and Community Legal Entities of Public Law, Child and Infant/Child Centers"

Law 2986/2002 (Government Gazette 177/issue A'/13-2-2002): 'Organization of Regional Services of Primary and Secondary Education, evaluation of the teaching work and staff, training of teachers and other provisions'.</span>
It organizes the prefectural services of primary and secondary education and defines the selection procedure of the prefectural directors. It regulates issues pertaining to the evaluation of the teaching process and of the teachers, as well as for their continuous training.

Law 2190/1994 (Government Gazette 28/issue Α΄/3-3-1994): "Foundation of independent authority for personnel selection and regulation of administrative issues"

Law 2525/1997 (Government Gazette 188/issue A'/23-9-1997): 'Unified Upper-Secondary School, access of its graduates to tertiary education, assessment of educational work and other provisions’. It establishes the Eniaio Lykeio and sets the rules for access of graduates to higher education. It also establishes the all-day Kindergarten and all day primary school and sets the rules for the teaching process evaluation.

Presidential Decree 323/1993 (Government Gazette 139/issue Α΄/25-8-1993): "Amendment of Presidential Decree 349/92 (GG 171-A) and Presidential Decree 64/93 (GG 28-A) and recommendation of permanent posts for English Language and PE Teachers in Primary Education and their allocation in Primary School Units".

Law 1894/1990 (Government Gazette 110/issue Α/27-8-1990): 'For the Academy of Athens and other education provisions'. </span>IIt regulates matters concerning the operation of the Academy of Athens as well as issues pertaining to primary, secondary and higher education. It establishes the Higher Education Institution of Home Economics, the Youth Counseling Offices and the Reception Classes and Enhancement Coaching Courses for foreign and repatriated pupils. It also contains regulations for issues regarding school property and other provisions.</span>

Law 1566/1985 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): 'Structure and operation of primary and secondary education and other provisions'. 
It describes the purpose, structure and levels of primary and secondary education, the administration of schools, while it also regulates on issues of teaching and administrative staff. The same law provides for the re-foundation of the Pedagogical Institute. What is more, provisions for the training and further education of teachers are included. Also, the law regulates issues related to special education and training of people with disabilities. It also lays down provisions on the School Vocational Guidance, organization of student life, the institutions for people participation, parental organizations and other special topics.

Law 1304/1982 (Government Gazette 144/issue A'/7-12-1982): 'For the scientific - pedagogical guidance and management in general and technological - vocational education and other provisions'.</span>
It introduces the institution of school advisor in general and secondary technical vocational education and training. It establishes the directorates and offices of general and secondary technical vocational education, while it provides for the establishment of post-secondary preparatory programmes. </span>


QUALITY ASSURANCE

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 5954/2-7-2014 (Government Gazette 1807/issue Β΄/2-7-2014): «Regulation of Operation of Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) falling under the General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning.».

Presidential Decree 152/2013 (Government Gazette 240/issue A'/5-11-2013): 'Evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education'.
Specifies the bodies, the criteria and the process for the evaluation of teachers and teachers in positions of responsibility in primary and secondary education

Law 4142/2013 (Government Gazette 83/issue A'/9-4-2013): 'Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education'.
This Law provides for the establisment of the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education, and in particular its mission and responsibilities, the set up of the Council, the President, while it also regulates issues related to assessment decisions of the Authority, and finally the criteria for the evaluation of the educational work.

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A/12-11-2012): 'Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016'. By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision 30972/Γ1/5-3-2013 (Government Gazette 614/issue Β΄/15-3-2013): 'Evaluation of school units' educational work - self-evaluation process'.

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision ΓΠ/20082/22-10-12 (Government Gazette 2844/issue B/23-10-2012): "Educational Certification Attainment System for Adult Educators of non-formal education".

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'. 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3966/2011 (Government Gazette 118/issue A'/24-5-2011): 'Legal framework for pilot schools, establishment of the Educational Policy Institute, organisation of the Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" and other provisions'. 
This law establishes the Educational Policy Institute, abolishes the Centre for Educational Research, Teacher Training Agency and the Pedagogical Institute, renames the Research Academic Computer Technology Institute into Computer Technology Institute and Publications "Diophantus", and regulates the institutional framework of Pilot Schools.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue A'/21-9-2010): 'Development of Lifelong Learning and other provisions'.
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A'/19-5-2010): 'Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions'. 
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education.  It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 

Law 3374/2005 (Government Gazette 189/issue A'/2-8-2005): ‘Quality assurance in higher education, transfer and accumulation system of credits-diploma supplement'. 
This law introduces quality assurance in higher education, and also establishes the Quality Assurance Agency. It also provides for the organization of undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on the European Credit Transfer System, as well as the issue of the Diploma Supplement.

Ministerial Decision Φ.353.1/324/105657/Δ1/8-10-2002 (Government Gazette 1340/issue B'/16-10-2002): 'Specific duties and responsibilities of the heads of regional services of primary and secondary education, of heads and deputy heads of school units and school laboratory centers, as well as of the teachers' association.'

Law 2986/2002 (Government Gazette 24/issue A'/13-2-2002): 'Organization of Regional Services of Primary and Secondary Education, evaluation of the teaching work and staff, training of teachers and other provisions'. 
It organizes the prefectural services of primary and secondary education and defines the selection procedure of the prefectural directors. It regulates issues pertaining to the evaluation of the teaching process and of the teachers, as well as for their continuous training.

Law 1304/1982 (Government Gazette 144/issue A'/7-12-1982): 'For the scientific - pedagogical guidance and management in general and technological - vocational education and other provisions'. 
It introduces the institution of school advisor in general and secondary technical vocational education and training. It establishes the directorates and offices of general and secondary technical vocational education, while it provides for the establishment of post-secondary preparatory programmes.



EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4368/2016 (FEK 21/ issue Α΄/21-2-2016):“Measures for the acceleration of the governmental work and other provisions”

Law 4415/2016 (FEK 159/ issue Α΄/6-9-2016):“Regulations for Hellenic education, Intercultural Education and other provisions”

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 131024/Δ1/8-8-2016 (Government Gazette 2687/issue Β΄/26-8-2016):'Regulations on Educational Priority Zones (ZEP)- Foundation of Reception Classes ZEP, Enhancement Coaching Courses for Refugees Education ZEP (DYEP ZEP) in Primary Education School units.'

Ministerial Decision 201980/Δ2/10-12-2015 (Government Gazette 2737/issue Β΄/16-12-2015): «'Organisation and Operation of Remedial Teaching School Centers for the school year 2015-16'»

Ministerial Decision 5954/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1807/issue B/2-7-2014):  'Rules of Operation of Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) which come under the General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning'.

Ministerial Decision 5953/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1861/issue B/8-7-2014):  'Rules of Organisation and Operation of the Second Chance Schools (SDE)'.

Ministerial Decision 24136/Γ7/21-02-2013 (Government Gazette 524/issue B/6-3-2013): 'Organisation and Operation of Remedial Teaching School Centers for the school year 2012-13'

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  'Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Ministerial Decision 127781/Γ7/18-10-2012 (Government Gazette 2985/issue B'/8-11-2012): Organisation and functioning of Additional Teaching Support'.

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A/10-8-2012): 'Regulating Issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions'. 
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Law 4019/2011 (Government Gazette 216/issue Α/30-9-2011): 'Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship and other provisions'.
It introduces the institution of Social Cooperative Enterprise as a body of Social Economy. It describes its categories, the conditions for the establishment of the institution as well as other issues relating to the organization and operation of the institution. It establishes a Social Economy General Register and identifies the coordinating body for the development of social economy. It also regulates issues pertaining to the organization and operation of developmental partnerships for actions implemented within the context of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development".

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011): Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'.
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue A'/21-9-2010): 'Development of Lifelong Learning and other provisions'. 
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network.

Law 3794/2009 (Government Gazette 156/issue A/4-9-2012): ‘Regulation of issues regarding the university and technological sector of high education and other provisions.’ It deals with issues of Universities and Technological Education Institutes. It also contains provisions for all education levels.

Law 3699/2008(Government Gazette 199/issue A'/2-10-2008): 'Special Education of persons with disabilities or with special educational needs’ 
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education.

Ministerial Decision 117303/Γ6/19-10-2007 (Government Gazette 2105/issue Β'/30-10-2007): «Minimum number of pupils per class in special education school units».

Law 3404/2005 (Government Gazette 260/issue Α'/17-10-2005): ‘Regulation of issues of Higher Education University and Technological Sectors and other provisions’. 
It deals with issues related to study and operation of Technological Education Institutes, as well as with personnel issues of the Technological Education Institutes and of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. It also deals with issues relating to higher education access, as well as with student transfers and exams for attending other first cycle programmes after initial graduation. It also contains other provisions on higher education. 

Law 3391/2005 (Government Gazette 240/issue Α/4-10-2005): ‘International University Of Greece and other provisions’. 
The law provides for the establishment, organisation and operation of the International University of Greece. It also contains provision for primary and secondary education. 

Ministerial Decision 21072a/Γ2/28-2-2003 (Government Gazette 303/issue Β'/13-3-2003): 'Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Compulsory Education a) General part b) Interdisciplinary Single Curriculum Framework and Analytical Curricula for Greek Language, Literature, Modern Greek, Ancient Greek Language and Literature, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies, Religion, History, Social and Political Education, Mathematics, Environmental Studies'.

Law 2909/2001 (Government Gazette 90/issue A'/2-5-2001): ‘Regulation of issues of admission to tertiary education and other provisions’. 
This law regulates issues related to candidates access to higher education, renames the Institute of Computer Technology (CTI) to "Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and provides for the foundation of the "National Observatory" of the General Secretariat for Youth.

Ministerial Decision Φ10/20/Γ1/708/7-9-1999 (Government Gazette 1789/τ. Β΄/28-9-1999): ‘Cross-cultural Education –Reception Classes - Enhancement Coaching Courses’. 

Law 2552/1997 (Government Gazette 266/issue Α'/24-12-1997): ‘Hellenic Open University and other provisions.’ 
It establishes, organizes and sets the rules of operation of the Hellenic Open University and of the distance learning provided by it. 

Presidential Decree 301/1996 (Government Gazette 208/issue A'/29-8-1996): 'Special Education curriculum'.
It introduces the analytical curriculum framework for Special Education, whose purpose is to support people with Special Educational Needs, so as to progress physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, morally and aesthetically and eventually join the school and social environment. Specific aims of the analytical curriculum framework for Special Education is school readiness, acquisition of basic school skills, socialization, exercise and creative activities, as well as professional readiness.

Law 2413/1996 (Government Gazette 124/issue A'/14-6-1996): 'Greek education abroad, cross-cultural education and other provisions'.
It defines the purpose, types, bodies and means for the support of the Greek education abroad. It provides for the foundation of the Greeks Living Abroad Education and Intercultural Education Institute. It regulates issues relating to the operation, administration/supervision and staff of the Greek education abroad. Last, it provides for the operation of the Intercultural Education Schools.

Law 2009/1992 (Government Gazette 18/issue A'/14-2-1992): 'National System of Vocational Education and Training and other provisions'.
The law establishes the National System for Vocational Education and Training, provides for the foundation of the Organisation for Vocational Education and Training (OEEK) and the Institutes for Professional Training (IEK). It also regulates issues related to primary and secondary education, as well as related to the access of athletes to higher education.

Presidential Decree 462/1991 (Government Gazette 171/issue A'/11-11-1991): 'Assessment and remedial teaching of primary school pupils'.
It describes the meaning and purpose of the assessment in primary school as well as the overall scheme for pupils’ assessment. It also introduces the concept of remedial teaching for the courses of Language and Mathematics

Presidential Decree 429/1991 (Government Gazette 167/issue A'/30-9-1985): 'Assessment and remedial teaching of lower secondary school students'. It describes the meaning and purpose of the assessment in general lower secondary education, establishes written final examination and the calculation of the annual progression mark per subject. It also introduces the concept of remedial teaching for the courses of Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Foreign Language.

Law 1894/1990 (Government Gazette 110/issue Α/27-8-1990): 'For the Academy of Athens and other education provisions'. IIt regulates matters concerning the operation of the Academy of Athens as well as issues pertaining to primary, secondary and higher education. It establishes the Higher Education Institution of Home Economics, the Youth Counseling Offices and the Reception Classes and Enhancement Coaching Courses for foreign and repatriated pupils. It also contains regulations for issues regarding school property and other provisions.

MOBILITY AND INTERNATIONALISATION  

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr). 

Law 4415/2016 (FEK 159/ issue Α΄/6-9-2016): "Regulations for Hellenic education, Intercultural Education and other provisions".

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette/issue Α΄/10-08-2012): "Regulation of issues in Higher Education Institutions and other provisions"

Law 4027/2011 (Government Gazette 233/issue Α΄/4-11-2011): 'Greek Language education abroad and other provisions'.
Regulates issues related to the purpose, forms and bodies responsible for Greek language education abroad, the educational units, and the responsibilities of the Directorate of Greek Studies Abroad and Intercultural Education.

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/6-9-2011):  'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'.
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Presidential Decree 38/2010 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/25-5-2010): 'Transposition of the Directive 2005/36 of the European Parliament and Council dated September 7th 2005 to the Greek law, on the recognition of occupational qualifications'. 
With this decree the national legislation is harmonized according to the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, and rules are set, according to which, professional qualifications obtained in one or more member states are recognized, regarding the take up and pursuit of a regulated profession and give their holder the right to exercise this profession.

Law 3685/2008 (Government Gazette 148/issue A'/16-9-2008) ‘Postgraduate studies institutional framework’.
It sets the institutional framework of postgraduate studies. It defines issues pertaining to the bodies and the regulation of postgraduate programmes, candidates, selection procedures, academics and supervisors. It also regulates the operation of the University Research Institutes.

Ministerial Decision Φ5/89656/Β3/13-8-2007 (Government Gazette 1466/issue B'/13-8-2007) ‘Implementation of the Credit Transfer and Accumulation System’. 
It contains guidelines concerning the implementation of the ECTS system in the framework of first and second cycle programmes in Higher Education Institutions.

Law 3376/2005 (Government Gazette 191/issue A'/2-8-2005): 'Establishment of European Education School'. 
This law provides for the establishment, since 2005-2006 school year, in Heraklion-Crete, of a general education school entitled "School of European Education" to provide preschool, primary and secondary education to children of employees of the European Agency for Network Security and Information.

Law 3374/2005 (Government Gazette 189/issue A'/2-8-2005): 'Quality assurance in higher education. System for transfer and accumulation of credit units – Diploma Supplement'. 
This law introduces quality assurance in higher education, and also establishes the Quality Assurance Agency. It also provides for the organization of undergraduate and postgraduate programs based on the European Credit Transfer System, as well as the issue of the Diploma Supplement.

Law 3255/2004 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/22-7-2004): 'Regulation of issues in all grades of education'. 
This law deals with the establishment of Departments at Universities, establishment of branches and departments in Technological Education Institutions, joint postgraduate degrees in the framework of international - transnational collaborations, as well as other issues of primary and secondary education.

ONGOING REFORMS AND POLICY INITIATIVES 

All source documents are in the Greek language. Links are made to the National Printing House (www.et.gr).

Ministerial Decision 26385/16-2-2017 (FEK 491/issue Β΄/20-2-2017): “Quality Framework for Apprenticeship”

Ministerial Decision 26412/16-2-2017 FEK 490/issue Β΄/20-2-2017): “Quality Framework for VET Curricula”

Ministerial Decision 26381/16-2-2017 (FEK 490/issue Β΄/20-2-2017): “Implementation of Post Secondary-Apprenticeship Class under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs”

Law 4452/2017 (FEK 17/ issue Α΄/15-2-2017):“Regulation of issues regarding the State Certificate of Foreign Language Proficiency, the National Library of Greece and other provisions”

Presidential Decree 126/2016 (FEK 211/ issue Α΄/11-11-2016):“On school and academic year and assessment of students of General Lower Secondary Education Schools”

Law 4415/2016 (FEK 159/ issue Α΄/6-9-2016):“Regulations for Hellenic education, Intercultural Education and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision 130272/D1/5-8-2016 (FEK 2670/issue Β΄/26-8-2016): “Daily Timetable of Single Type of All-Day Pre-primary School”

Law 4386/2016 (FEK 83/ issue Α΄/11-5-2016):“Regulations for Research and other provisions”

Ministerial Decision F12/657/70691/D1/26-4-2016 (FEK 1324/issue Β΄/11-5-2016): “Daily Timetable of Single Type of All-Day Primary School”

Law 4369/2016 (Government Gazette 33/issue Α΄/27-2-2016): "National Register for Civil Service Executive Officers, position classification structure, appraisal, promotion and selection system of Heads (transparency-meritocracy and effectiveness in Civil Service) and other provisions"

Law 4354/2015 (Government Gazette 176/issue Α΄/16-12-2015): "Management of non-performing loans, wage sttlements and other urgent regulatory provisions concerning the agreement of budgetary objectives and structural reforms"

Ministerial Decision F.151/142457/Α5/2015: "Measures Concerning Vocational Upper Secondary Schools Graduates"

Law 4327/2015 (Government Gazette 50/issue A/14-5-2015):  'Urgent measures for Primary, Secondary and Higher Education and other provisions'.

Law 4283/2014 (Government Gazette 189/issue A/10-9-2014):  'Founding and Organisation of National Education Policy Council and other provisions'.

Presidential Decree 114/2014 (Government Gazette 181/issue A/29-8-2014):  'Organisation of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs'.

Ministerial Decision 5954/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1807/issue B/2-7-2014):  'Rules of Operation of Vocational Training Institutes (IEK) which come under the General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning'.

Ministerial Decision 5953/23-6-2014 (Government Gazette 1861/issue B/8-7-2014):  'Rules of Organisation and Operation of the Second Chance Schools (SDE)'.

Presidential Decree 152/1-11-2013 (Government Gazette 240/issue A/5-11-2013):  'Evaluation of teachers of primary and secondary education'.

Law 4186/2013 (Government Gazette 193/issue A/17-9-2013):  'Restructuring of Secondary Education and other provisions'. 
It includes provisions for the transformation of General and Vocational Upper Secondary Schools, Vocational Training Institutes and Special Education structures. It establishes Schools of Vocational Education, as well as Lifelong Learning Directores. Last, it supplements new provisions regarding Higher Education Institutions. 

Law 4142/2013 (Government Gazette 83/issue A/9-4-2013): 'Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education'.
This Law provides for the establisment of the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education, and in particular its mission and responsibilities, the set up of the Council, the President, while it also regulates issues related to assessment decisions of the Authority, and finally the criteria for the evaluation of the educational work.

Ministerial Decision 30972/Γ1/5-3-2013 (Government Gazette 614/issue Β/15-3-2013): 'Evaluation of school units' educational work - self-evaluation process'.

Law 4115/2013 (Government Gazette 24/issue A/30-1-2013): 'Organisation and operation of the Institute for Youth and Lifelong Learning and of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance and other provisions'.
It sets the rules of operation and organisation of the two above mentioned bodies. Chapter three contains other provisions for issues under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.

Law 4111/2013 (Government Gazette 18/issue A/25-1-2013). This law includes urgent provisions on various topics which fall under the jurisdiction of certain Ministries.

Law 4093/2012 (Government Gazette 222/issue A/12-11-2012): 'Approved Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 - Emergency Measures of Implementation of Law 4046/2012 and the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016'. By this law, the Medium Term Fiscal Strategy 2013-2016 is approved. Pages 5580 – 5590 contain provisions relating to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Law 4076/2012 (Government Gazette 159/issue A/10-8-2012): 'Regulating Issues of Higher Education Institutions and other provisions'. 
It provides for issues relating to Higher Education Institutions collective services, as well as other provisions for all education levels.

Law 4048/2012 (Government Gazette 34/issue A/23-3-2012): 'Regulatory Governance: principles, procedures and means for effective lawmaking'.

Law 4009/2011 (Government Gazette 195/issue A/6-9-2011): 'Structure, operation, quality assurance of studies and internationalisation of higher education institutions'. 
It provides general rules on the structure and operation of higher education. It regulates the framework for autonomy, structure and bodies of Higher Education Institutions. It provides for the assessment and transparency, as well as issues relating to reaching and other staff. It distinguishes studies between those of first, second and third cycle. It regulates student issues, issues pertaining to the funding of Higher Education Institutions, as well as issues relating to quality assurance and accreditation in higher education.

Law 3879/2010 (Government Gazette 163/issue A/21-9-2010): 'Development of Lifelong Learning and other provisions'. 
It provides for the regulation of Lifelong Learning in Greece. It regulates responsibilities of Lifelong Learning bodies. It also sets the Lifelong Learning National Network.

Law 3848/2010 (Government Gazette 71/issue A/19-5-2010): 'Upgrading of teacher role-establishment of assessment and meritocracy rules in education and other provisions'. 
It describes the process of selection of teaching staff in primary and secondary education. It defines the education staff selection process, as well as it regulates issues relating to status and evaluation of teachers in primary and secondary education.  It also provides for the operation of Higher Education Institutions (access, writings, teaching staff, research fund, Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency). It also comprises issues of ecclesiastic education, post-secondary education centers and issues relating to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 

Law 3794/2009 (Government Gazette 156/issue A/4-9-2009): 'Regulation of issues of the university and technological sector of higher education and other provisions.'

Law 3699/2008 (Government Gazette 199/issue A/2-10-2008): 'Special Education and Training of persons with disabilities or with special educational needs' 
This law regulates the institutional framework for the organization and operation of Special Needs Education in Greece. It also contains provisions for preprimary, primary and secondary education.

Law 3386/2005 (Government Gazette 195/issue A'/12-7-2005):  'Entry, Permanence and Social Inclusion of Third Country Nationals in the Greek Territory'. 
It sets the rules of entrance, stay and social inclusion of non-EU nationals into the Greek Territory.