The Greek government is currently undergoing a reform of setting up model vocational upper secondary (EPAL) schools. One of the reform's key aims is to increase the engagement of social partners and boost vocational education and training's labour market relevance and attractiveness. In the spirit of other European Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs), model EPAL schools will aim at (i) establishing and holding strategic and systematic dialogue with social partners, and (ii) raising the quality of the education (e.g. through pilot curricula, modern methods of teaching).
PPMI, in cooperation with Greek and international partners, will provide targeted technical support on the design of pilot model EPAL schools. Technical support will include:
- Analysis of the current situation of EPAL schools
- Research on the European best practices for the design and implementation of CoVEs
- Study visits and online seminars to relevant European campuses
- Recommendations for the design of model EPAL schools, including monitoring and evaluation system
- The pilot of the new model EPAL schools (10-15 schools)
Overall, the work carried out under this project will enable the Greek authorities to design the new model of EPAL schools that allows for greater involvement of social partners in the design and implementation of education and training.