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Factsheet for measure GR-2020-11/693 – measures in Greece

Distance learning introduced for public training programmes

Έκτακτη εφαρμογή μεθόδου τηλεκατάρτισης στα προγράμματα ανέργων και εργαζομένων

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 14 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound
Measure added 16 April 2020 (updated 04 May 2020)

Background information

The government with a law (art 19 of the Official Government Gazette A64, March 14, 2020), in the contest of the “emergency contingency measures to address the need to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19”, introduces the emergency application of distance learning for publicly financed programs for unemployed and employees. The programs which concern the consulting support or training and certification of knowledge and skills, may continue to be implemented entirely remotely (distance learning) by derogation of any other provision, from 14 March 2020 and after.

Content of measure

The programs of the Minister of Labor for the unemployed and employed, co-financed by European funds that are either in preparation for integration into funding from national and European resources, or have already been integrated or are in progress and include the consulting support or training and certification of knowledge and skills, may continue to be implemented entirely remotely (distance learning) by derogation of any other provision, from 14 March, 2020 and after.  The certification by remote method is implemented through an online surveillance system, the specifications of which have been accredited by the National Accreditation System. The measure is exceptional in nature.

Use of measure

The number of persons affected by the measure is not known.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Unemployed
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • N/A
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

N/A

Views and reactions

The government has designed this measur3.

Sources

  • 14 March 2020: Legislative Act “Emergency contingency measures to address the need to limit the spread of coronavirus Covid19”, Official Government Gazette A64, March 14, 2020. (www.aade.gr)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Distance learning introduced for public training programmes , measure GR-2020-11/693 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2020-11_693.html

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