Tuesday, December 12, 2006

CEDEFOP - [Thessaloniki]

Cedefop – the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, established in 1975, is a European agency that helps promote and develop vocational education and training in the European Union (EU). Originally based in Berlin, Cedefop was one of the first specialised and decentralised agencies set up. In 1995, Cedefop’s head office was transferred to Thessaloniki, while it operates a liaison office in Brussels.

Cedefop works to promote a European area of lifelong learning throughout an enlarged EU. It does this by providing information on and analyses of vocational education and training systems, policies, research and practice.

Cedefop presents its information in electronic and printed media and also brings people together through the study visits, conferences and seminars it organises.

The CEDEFOP building in Thessaloniki is a 4 storey complex, with a basement covering a total area of about 9.500 sq.m.

The owner is the "Hellenic Employment Organization" and the architect is the lately famous Theofanis Bobotis. The construction cost was: 4.200.000€.


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