Directorate of Lifelong Learning, Employment and Commerce


Department of Education Support

Administrative support of the regional agencies of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion, such as:
Replacement of the motors of the vehicles of the units of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion.
Approval of the installation, transportation or repair of any type of telephone connections for the aforementioned offices.
Taking decisions which concern the operation of school units and do not affect the framework set by the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion, such as:
Introducing prizes, grants and other means of motivation for the development of arts and letters.
Appointment and replacement of the directors of the foundations granting scholarship in the competence area of the Region.
Approval of the fraternization of schools of the country with schools from abroad as well as participation of students in international student meetings.
Interruption of classes due to emergency conditions or infectious epidemics in the competence area of the Region.
Granting of establishment and operation license for Higher Schools of Dramatic Art, Dance and Cinema, according to the regulations of Law 1158/1981 (A’ 127).

Department of Lifelong Learning and Education

Support of the collective instruments of the Region in the conduct, development, monitoring and evaluation of the regional lifelong learning program, which includes investments, programs or separate professional education actions and generally actions for the application of the national policy of lifelong learning at regional level.
Support of the collective instruments of the Region in the investigation of the work market in the Region, the prioritization of professional education specialties in the Institutes of Professional Education, the Centres of Professional Education and schools of professional education in general and connection of the provided professional education with the development needs and possibilities of the Region.
Administrative support of the operation and management of the state Institutes of Professional Education belonging to the General Secretariat of Lifelong Learning, in the framework of programmatic contracts signed by the Region according to the provisions of the law and operation and management of the Centers of Professional Education of the region.
The utilization of information and communication technologies in the functions and relations of the Directorate, including the electronic interconnection with adm. units and bodies, the internet portal and the electronic registers of articles 9 and 17 of Law 3879/2010 (A’ 163).
The care for the operation of the existing Prefectural Committees of Popular Education and the formation of new ones, as well as the management of their accounts, kept in the Bank of Greece.
The coordination of educational bodies participating in the existing Prefectural Committees of Popular Education.

Department of Employment

Participation in and implementation of programs, actions and initiatives for the promotion of employment and the social integration of various groups of unemployed in the framework of national and European policies.
Imposition of punishment and fines to employers, upon recommendation of the local Advisory Committee.
Validation of the internal “regulations of work” of businesses and approval or rejection of complaints of workers’ unions against provisions of work regulations, according to the legislation in force.

Department of Commerce

Extension, by decision of the Regional Council, of the national framework of operation of any kind of shops.
Recommendation on the competent Financial Committee of the Region giving an opinion on the establishment of a Trade Centre.
Extension, by decision of the Regional Council, of the national framework of operation of any kind of shops.