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Greece:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

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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

Institution’s special teaching and laboratory staff categories:

The provisions of Law 4009/2011 as amended and in effect, regulate Special Education Staff (EEP), Laboratory Teaching Staff (EDIP) and Special Technical Laboratory Staff (ETEP).

The members of the Special Education Staff (EEP) category carry out special educational-teaching work at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This category comprises educational staff teaching foreign languages or Greek as a foreign language, physical education, design as well as other fine and applied arts. The formal qualifications required for appointment to the abovementioned staff category positions are a University or Technological Education Institute (TEI) degree associated with the cognitive field of the position in question as well as a relevant PhD.

The Laboratory Teaching Staff (EDIP) category members carry out laboratory-applied teaching work at HEIs primarily involving the performance of laboratory and clinical exercises as well as practical exercises in the relevant applied fields of sciences. PhD holders are entitled to perform teaching services. They can deliver enhancement courses to small groups of students under supervision of Faculty Professors and participate in the supervision of dissertations and other essays. The formal qualifications required for appointment to the abovementioned staff category positions are a University or TEI degree associated with the cognitive field of the position in question as well as a relevant postgraduate studies title.

The Special Technical Laboratory Staff (ETEP) category members provide infrastructure work pertaining to the HEIs overall operation offering specialized technical and laboratory services so that HEIs’ educational, research and applied work is carried out in the best possible way. The formal qualifications required for appointment to ETEP positions, depending on the position announced is the acquisition of a tertiary education degree (University Education or Technological Education sector), relevant to the announced position. The special qualifications required are specified in the position’s announcement.

Appointment to the aforementioned posts takes place upon announcement for vacancies and selection of candidates by the Assembly of the Department or the School or the Senate - depending on the academic unit of the post. Appointment to the aforementioned posts is enacted by the rector with decision published in the Official Government Gazette. 

ETEP staff are entitled to transfer to EDIP, provided that they meet qualification requirements at the time of application for the transfer. Absorption to EDIP takes place upon decision of the Deanship and proposal of a three-member Committee on Recommendations composed of three professors whose selection is carried out by the Dean and enacted by the Rector with decision published in the Official Government Gazette.

Presidential decrees released on recommendation of the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Administrative Reform, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, specify the salaries, ranking, grading and progress of the aforementioned staff and regulate all issues pertaining to their employment status, such as conversion to permanent employment, transfers, postings, holidays and leaves, and all other matters concerning their rights and obligations.

Responsible body for all matters pertaining to Higher Education EEP, EDIP and ETEP staff is the Department’s Assembly. When these posts are serving the School or the Institute, responsibility falls under the Assembly of the School or the Senate respectively.

Administrative Staff

In accordance with the provisions of Law 4009/2011 as amended and in effect, the administrative supervisor of an institute is its own secretary. The latter is a recognised competence person; a Higher Education graduate with very good command of at least one foreign language and extensive experience in administration.  Extra academic qualifications and excellent command of foreign languages are desirable.

The secretary is selected by the institution’s Council, following the rector’s proposal, for a four-year tenure, which can be renewed for another four years. The rector issues the vacancy notice for the secretary’s position two months prior to the termination of the serving secretary’s tenure and they are appointed by a Rector’s Act published in the Government Gazette.

All matters pertaining to the secretary’s special qualifications, the way and the procedures of their selection, as well as their responsibilities, are determined by the institution’s Organisation. The salary of the secretary is equivalent to that provided for the General Director of a Ministry.

The members of the administrative staff carry out the administrative and secretarial/registry support of all the services provided by the university, as determined by the Organisation of the institution. The administrative staff is selected according to the provisions of Law 2190/1994 , falls under the Administrative Civil Servants and LEPL Employees Status Code. The administrative staff is appointed by a Rector’s Act, which is published in the Government Gazette.

Other staff

In accordance with the provisions of Law 4009/2011 as amended and in effect, teaching support offices and student support services are established for each institute or school. Responsibilities and operating regulations are specified in the same provisions.

Teaching support offices are set up in order to facilitate the use of new technologies in teaching. 

Student support services provide advice for ensuring the smooth transition of students to higher education and general information about studying at the institute. They also support students with disabilities or students facing difficulties in completing their studies. Student support services are a constant source of information for prospective students throughout the year.

Presidential decree issued upon proposal of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, with consent of the institute’s Board of Directors, authorises the establishment of Legal Entities under Private Law (NPID) for each Higher Education Institute and in the form of S.A. corporations (Anonymi Etaireia-A.E.). Each NPID runs an Innovation and Liaison Office in order to:

  • provide current students and university graduates with guidance, advice and diagnostic advisory services on future career, further studies and job search options.
  • coordinate student work placements,
  • coordinate seminars, lectures, counseling sessions and meetings with personal advisors and same-course graduates on innovation and social action issues, and
  • promote students’ innovative ideas that can be used for vocational or social activities.