Since 1995 IEKEP designs and implements pilot European projects, cooperating with European organizations of other member states.


Projects in progress

IEKEP participates in the following projects which are in progress:




It has successfully implemented the following European projects:


ERASMUS+/KA2, με τίτλο: «upDESIGN - Equiping providers with employability skills and personal development skills embedded in the world of design and up-cycling» (2014 - 1 - UK01 - KA204 - 000085). Ο στόχος του έργου είναι να δώσει μια απάντηση στην αύξηση των ποσοστών ανεργίας των νέων, στην ηλικιακή κατηγορία 18-25 σε ολόκληρη την Ευρώπη. Απευθύνεται, κυρίως, σε νέους χαμηλών προσόντων, οι οποίοι διατρέχουν κίνδυνο μακροπρόθεσμου κοινωνικού αποκλεισμού. Το έργο στοχεύει στην αναβάθμιση των δεξιοτήτων των παρόχων ΕΕΚ και εκπαίδευσης ενηλίκων, οι οποίοι ασχολούνται με τις λιγότερο ευνοημένες, χαμηλού επιπέδου εκπαιδευομένους που δεν διαθέτουν επαρκείς δεξιότητες και προσόντα για να (επαν) ενταχθούν στην αγορά εργασίας. Το πρόγραμμα θα εξοπλίσει τους παρόχους ΕΕΚ με μεθόδους και εργαλεία για τις δεξιότητες απασχολησιμότητας και την προσωπική ανάπτυξη , τα οποία είναι ενσωματωμένα στον κόσμο του ντιζάιν και του up-cycling  (δηλαδή την τεχνική σύμφωνα με την οποία τα απόβλητα ή τα ανεπιθύμητα προϊόντα μετατρέπονται σε αντικείμενα καλύτερης ποιότητας / τιμής). (2014-2016).

ERASMUS+ - KA2 Strategic Partnerships, με τίτλο: "GET THERE - Journey to Employment" (2015 - 1 - UK01 - KA202 - 013608). Το έργο αυτό αποσκοπεί στο σχεδιασμό εκπαιδευτικών προγραμμάτων που προωθούν τις δεξιότητες απασχολησιμότητας σε ένα ευρύ φάσμα ανθρώπων, όπως τους εργαζόμενους  που θέλουν να ενισχύσουν τις δεξιότητές τους για να έχουν καλύτερες επιδόσεις στην εργασία τους, τους ανέργους που θέλουν να αυξήσουν τις πιθανότητές τους να βρουν εργασία – συμπεριλαμβανομένων των νέων σε κίνδυνο αποκλεισμού, οι οποίοι αναμένεται να ενταχθούν πιλοτικά σε  αυτά τα μαθήματα. Μέσω αυτής της πρωτοβουλίας επαγγελματικής εκπαίδευσης και κατάρτισης του έργου αυτού,  ενισχύεται η σύνδεση της ΕΕΚ με την αγορά εργασίας. Στην πραγματικότητα, μέσω της επαγγελματικής εκπαίδευσης και κατάρτισης, οι άνθρωποι θα είναι καλύτερα προετοιμασμένοι για να εισέλθουν και να παραμείνουν στην αγορά εργασίας και η απόδοσή τους θα βελτιωθεί. (2015-2017).


Transfer of Innovation Project Leonardo da Vinci (Lifelong Leaning Programme), titled: "Science At Theater" (2013 - 1 - IT1 - LEO05 - 03988)The main goals of the project are:

The upgrading of skills of teachers of secondary school courses Sciences (Chemistry and Physics in particular) and transfer of theoretical and practical principles of the SAT methodology.

The mobilization of students in general and especially those who are "at risk of leaving school / failure about the study and learning of sciences.

The disclosure of records / experiences that promote innovative design (non-traditional) teaching materials / tools.

To promote the achievement of the EU criteria associated with an increase in enrollment rates in higher education.

Promote networking between schools and universities that are mounted in the same area. (2013-2015).


Transfer of Innovation Project Leonardo da Vinci (Lifelong Learning Programme), entitled: «U - Coach! New Skills to empower handicapped (physical and / or mental) people to become more autonomous" (2013 - 1 - GR1 - LEO05 - 13877) in order to improve professional performance of guidance counselors so with the necessary tools to help the target groups at risk of social exclusion. (2013-2015).


Transfer of Innovation Project Leonardo Da Vinci, titled: "ON STAGE - Empowering young migrants by eployability skills through biography work and elements of drama" (2013 - 1 - NO1 - LEO05 - 06159).  to improve the qualite of vocational education and training and improve employability skiils of young adults main second-generation immigrants in their integration in the labor market. (2013-2015).


ERASMUS+/KA2, titled: "upDESIGN - Equiping provides with employabiity skills and personal development skills embedded in the world of design and up-cycling" (2014 - 1 - UK01 - KA204 - 000085). The project Up Design is targeted at adult education and vocational training providers dealing with disadvantaged, low-level educated young adult learners who do not dispose of qualification and skills sufficient to (re)enter the labor market. The project will equip education providers and their staff with innovative methods and tools for basic/ employability skills delivery, entrepreneurial spirit and motivation training embedded in the thematic world of design and based on the idea of “upcycling”, i.e. initiating processes where waste materials or “useless” products are converted into new materials or products of better quality or simply speaking “where old products are given more value, not less” (Thorton Kay, Salvo News 94). The pedagogic outputs of Up Design will also introduce elements of eco-friendliness and environmental sustainability and, by this, raise respective awareness and initiate behavioural changes among their users (e.g. appreciation of material values, waste management etc.). (2014-2016).


ERASMUS+ - KA2 Strategic Partnerships, titled: "GET THERE - Journey to Employment"(2015 - 1 - UK01 - KA202 - 013608). This project seeks to promote the access to trainings that promote employability skills to a wide range of people, like employed people that want to strengthen their skills to perform better at their works, unemployed people that want to increase their chances of getting a job - including young at risk , who are expected to become engaged in this courses via a peer mentoring methodology that will make them feel empowered and, hopefully, less intimidated and more enthusiastic with the training that will give them better chances of entering the labor market. Through the VET initiatives boosted by this project, VET relevance in the labor market will be enhanced. In fact, through VET, people will be better prepared to enter and stay in the labor market and their performance will be improved. (2015-2017)

A Leonardo da Vinci Transference of Innovation project (Lifelong Learning Programme), titled "CPT - Developing an effective tool for career path of secondary schools' students to prevent unemployment and misemployment" (2009-2010)

A Leonardo da Vinci Transference of Innovation project (Lifelong Learning Programme), titled "Competence Coach" (2009-2010)

A Leonardo da Vinci Transference of Innovation project (Lifelong Learning Programme), titled "QU.I.GU.S. Qualitative Integrated Guidance Services" (2009-2010)

A Leonardo da Vinci Transference of Innovation project (Lifelong Learning Programme), titled "V.I.D.E.O. Video-CV to Increase and Develop Employment Opportunities" (2009-2010)

Partnership within the European Programme Lifelong Learning - Leonardo da Vinci titled "SALUTOGENESIS - Developing Health Competences among Seniors 45+ which aims at promoting health."

WRITING THEATER (2009-2011)-Transfer of Innovation The project, a Leonardo da Vinci TOI project, is based on two good practices concerning people at risk: the "Theatre of social inclusion" as well as autobiography and story telling. These practices will be blended & adapted to the needs young people at risk; furthermore an on line courseware will be developed, appropriate for teachers, social operators and counsellors.

"Developing a career pole star system" (CPS-System)Lifelong Programme-TOI, Leonardo da Vinci (2009-2011)

In the framework of the European Initiative HORIZON, a programme with the title "A Computer-Assisted Programme of Educational and Vocational Guidance for Disadvantaged People" (1993-1994)

In the framework of the European Initiative YOUTHSTART, a programme with the title ODYSSEAS: Workshops of Vocational Guidance and Alternative Pedagogical Methods (1995-1997)

In the framework of the European Initiative ADAPT, a programme for the development of small and medium enterprises, with the title "CIBERAL - IFESTOS: Technical Assistance and Development Centers for S.M.s"(1995-1997)

In the framework of LEONARDO DA VINCI, a pilot project with the title "ARTEMIS: Career Portraits of 24 Successful Women" (1995-1996)

A three-year LEONARDO DA VINCI, pilot programme with the title: LEONARDO DA VINCI "DIANA: Equal Opportunities in Vocational Guidance" (1996-1999).

A two-year programme in the framework of the European Initiative YOUTHSTART, titled "ARIADNE" on the issue of introducing the institution of pre-training for the young people who abandon compulsory education (1997-1999)

A two-year pilot programme LEONARDO DA VINCI with the title: "Quality 2004: Total Quality Services for the Athens Olympic Games" (1998-2000)

A three year LEONARDO DA VINCI programme titled "DIAPLUS: An Open Methodology for Life - Long Career Management(2003-2006)

Participated as a partner in a 2 years project titled "AWISE"Ageing workforce on small enterprises, funded by the Article 6 of the ESF (2004-2006)

Project : "PERSEPHONE""Integrated measures for the benefit of women" (2004-2006)

Within the framework of EQUAL II,

Coordinates a project titled "On the move"(2005-2008)


During the period 1999-2001 IEKEP participated as partner in the following LEONARDO DA VINCI projects:

New ways for women-Information technology and non-traditional careers/Artemis

"Community based guidance assistance" (multiplier project)(1999)

Training of educational and vocational guidance counsellors by distance form (multiplier project) (1999)

Relations between high school/ University and entrepreneurs (multiplier project) (1999)

"Qualibe: Quality Assurance in the Training for Disadvantaged Groups" (multiplier project) (1999)

A Leonardo da Vinci pilot project titled "ONCE Again-st Abandon, Opening to New Countries Experiences (2007-2008)

A Leonardo da Vinci Transference of Innovation project (Lifelong Learning Programme), titled "TIPEIL: Transfer of an Innovative Portfolio to Evaluate Informal Learning (2008-2009)


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