Unions4VET Projektpartner

Information about the Greek project partners

Together with trade unions from Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Costa Rica and South Africa, the Unions4VET project works for better quality in VET (Vocational Education & Training). Information on the partner trade unions and on joint activities can be found here.


The Labour Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (INE-GSEE) was established in 1990 with the main aim to systematically contribute to the social and political intervention of the Greek labour movement based on scientific justification.
The strategy of INE-GSEE mainly aims at scientifically supporting the Greek General Confederation of Labour through the preparation of reports and studies on labour and employees’ issues.

Specifically the goal of the Human Resource Development Sector of INE-GSEE is to develop and communicate know-how concerning:

Its main tasks consist of:


Research and study on topics that are of interest to the Greek Economy and Social Policy, the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE), the trade unions which are member of the Confederation at regional as well as at sectoral and industry level, but also to all employees, unemployed persons and even the pensioners throughout the country. INE-GSEE’s studies mainly focus on:

  • The demand for equal opportunities for all the employed and unemployed persons, and especially the economically and socially excluded ones
  • The reinforcement of the awareness of trade unions in relation to the reality of the unemployed people, their problems and the reinforcement of actions to overcome them
  • The motivation of groups of unemployed people to develop their potential through actions, planning and negotiations with reference to their needs in employment

The Institute maintains branches throughout the country. As such it comprises regional, sectoral and industry Labour Institutes with 13 regional branches. 

Contact information (INE-GSEE)

Natassa Betziou


KANEP represents the Greek General Confederation of Labour in the area of Education and Lifelong learning, promoting the agenda of trade unions which includes employment policies, policies for combating social exclusion, and reinforcement of trade union presence in society.
KANEP –through GSEE– institutionally participates to all national and regional bodies dealing with lifelong learning and employment both on policy and implementation level. Furthermore, a KANEP representative participates in the EQF Advisory Group and also in relevant committees concerning NQF in Greece.

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KANEP has significant experience in EU funded projects through lifelong learning program (Structural funds) where it implements an academy for unionists  and a project for promoting best practice examples of lifelong learning all around Europe to the educational community.
KANEP implements two Leonardo projects one for developing e-learning tools for trade unions’ education and another one in cooperation with TUC for exchanges of trainers and trainers of trade union education.  

Contact information (KANEP-GSEE)

Nikos Fotopoulos

Contact person for cooperation with Greece

Astrid Gloystein

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