OAED is the Greek Public Employment Service managing: (1) Active Labour Market Policies (ALMPs) for halting unemployment, promoting employment, and Vocational Training for both unemployed and employed citizens. (2) Passive Labour Market Policies (PLMPs) concerning unemployment insurance measures and other social security benefits and allowances. (3) ALMPs for Initial Vocational Education combined with on-the-job training (Apprenticeship). More specifically, OAED is the only apprenticeship provider at national level. It operates 51 Vocational Apprenticeship Schools and 29 Vocational Institutes all over Greece. It has successfully implemented the Dual Education System in Greece, which combines in-class vocational education with on-the-job training at private and public sector enterprises.
CJD e.V. is one of the largest NGOs in Germany engaged in VET and social welfare. It offers training, mentorship, schooling, and support to children, youth and adults. About 9,500 employees work with about 155,000 clients per year, and it has more than 150 branches all over Germany. It provides vocational guidance, preparation, training as well as vocational rehabilitation and assisted living facilities, socio-pedagogic family aid and support for immigrants. CJD training facilities comprise woodworking and metal workshops, IT, commercial and clerical training and Health care professions.
The European Vocational Training Association, EVTA, is a network of European organisations in the field of human capital development. Over the years, EVTA has developed into an important actor within the field of European Vocational Training. Through EVTA its members influence and stay updated on EU-policies and participate in the implementation of European funded projects. EVTA is one of the largest European networks or communities in vocational education and training. The actors are key players in VET located all over Europe. The European challenge of achieving social cohesion is essential for EVTA and it requires everyone to have access to good quality Vocational Training throughout their lives.
The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) is a non-profit organisation that carries out studies and surveys, concerning the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises of the Greek economy. IME GSEVEE ic concerned with the issues of growth, employment, taxation, competition, security, as well as other issues related to small enterprises. On behalf of GSEVEE, it observes goevrnmental strategies and evaluates the progress of operational programmes. In addition, it is the GSEVEE entity dealing with lifelong learning, closely cooperating with the GSEVEE Vocational Training Centre (KEK GSEVEE).
The Labour Institute of Labour Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (INE GSEE) was founded in 1990, as a non-profit organisation, with the aim of helping the Greek Labour Movement to make substantiated interventions at social and economic level. INE GSEE has nationwide structure and consists of a Head Office and 17 Regional Departments across all geographic/administrative regions of Greece. INE GSEE interventions are related to the labour force (private sector employees), as well as to vulnerable social groups such as the unemployed or migrants. Through the networks it has developed, INE GSEE has generated a wide range of interventions at national and European level.
BFI-Institute for Vocational Advancement is an Upper Austrian Vocational Training institution. BFI Upper Austria provides Vocational Education and Training in a wide context of areas. Part of its educational activities is especially focused on training schemes aimed at the (re-)integration of unemployed persons or disadvantaged persons into the labour market. The relevant educational and vocational schemes are designed and organised in close co-operation with the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) and companies.