Approval for the establishment and operation of a college by a natural person

From National Registry of Administrative Public Services



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At a glance

Points of service

Points of Single Contact (ΚΕΠ – EKE), National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) - Department B for Licensing of Private Entities for Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning, NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE (EOPPEP)

Digital provision points

Number of required documents

13 to 18

Fees

3,000 €

Deadline of completion

5 months

Description

The procedure concerns the approval of the establishment and operation of a college and is addressed to natural persons who have a permanent establishment in an EU Member State and whose purpose is also to provide education and training services.

Basic information

Competent body

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SPORTS AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Authority responsible for the provision of the procedure

NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE (EOPPEP)

Service / organizational unit of a authority entity

National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) - Department B for Licensing of Private Entities for Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning

Provided to

Related links

Validity duration

Indefinite

Application

Application Type

Application / Solemn Declaration

Submission by:

Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

Submitted by:

Persons

Title

Application in the form of a solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a natural person.

Notes:

The application / solemn declaration is accompanied by the required supporting documents, which are organised into two sub-folders. The first sub-folder contains the administrative supporting documents, and the second sub-folder contains the building supporting documents.

What you will need

Means of authentication, identification and signature

Digital signature, Identification document, Identification with TAXISnet codes

    Print

    Requirements

      Fees

        Related


        Means of redress or appeal:

        Hierarchical appeal/recourse

        Rules concerning a lack of reply from the competent authority and the legal consequences for the use:

        Tacit approval

        Αpplication for review of the decision, or an appeal before a higher administrative authority in accordance with Article 24 of Law No 2690/1999. The interested party may request its revocation or amendment (by application for review) from the administrative authority responsible for issuing the decision, or its cancellation (by hierarchical appeal) to the higher authority to which the former reports. The administrative authority to which the relevant application is submitted must notify the interested party of its decision on the respective application within thirty (30) days at the latest, unless special provisions provide for a different deadline

        NACE

        • 85.42 Tertiary education
        • 85.59 Other education n.e.c.

        Output & Results

        Output

        Administrative Act, Document Production

        Steps

          Digital steps

            Other information

            Alternative titles

            Permission to establish and operate a College to a Natural Person

            Official title

            Adoption of the establishment and operation of a College to a Natural Person

            Languages supported

            English

            Ways of provision

            Establishment

            Legislation

              Categories

              Trigger

              Applied for

              Trigger (submission method)

              Application (digital), Application (handwritten), email

              Type

              Outgoing
              N1

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            • 1 Possession of passwords to enter software The applicant must hold TAXISnet codes.

              No No

            • 2 Administrative Notification of commencement of business activity.

              No No

            • 3 Time Submission of an application for approval of establishment with all administrative supporting documents of the natural person, bearing dates of issue not more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              No No

            • 4 Age The natural person must have reached the age of 18.


              No No

            • 5 Establishment The natural person must have their place of permanent residence in a Member State of the European Union


              No No

            • 6 Labour The natural person must not have the status of civil servant, employee of a local government organisation or any other legal entity under public law, or be a member of the clergy.


              No No

            • 7 Administrative The natural person must not have been subject to administrative sanctions revoking approvals or licences or suspension of operations with regard to the same or another private education and vocational training institute within the last 2 years.


              No No

            • 8 Judicial The natural person must not have been declared bankrupt and must not have filed for bankruptcy, or have applied for a single certificate of judicial solvency or an equivalent document from a competent authority of the Member State, given that such document is provided for by the laws of the Member State of establishment. If the issue of such document is not foreseen, this shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit from the natural person or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such sworn affidavit, by solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, before a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate verifying that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made.


              No No

            • 9 Conditions for non-commission of criminal offenses The natural person must not have been irrevocably convicted of any felony or misdemeanour, committed or attempted, including theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, bodily harm, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or crimes of sexual assault or sexual exploitation for financial benefit, and furthermore they must not have been convicted or sentenced by final judgment, in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Conduct pertaining to Civil Servants and Employees of Legal Entities Under Public Law (Law No 3528/2007, Government Gazette, Series I, No 26).


              No No

            • 10 Financial Proof of deposit of fees.

              No No

            • 11 Financial Proof of deposit of the sum in favour of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

              No No

            • 12 Educational An agreement with a foreign higher education institution recognised by the national authorities of its country and its accreditation, if required under the law of its home country.


              No No

            • 13 Educational A validation or franchising agreement for the study programmes with a foreign higher education institution recognised by the competent authorities in the country where it has its registered offices, officially translated


              No No

            • 14 Building With regard to the building which is to house the college seeking establishment and operating approval, the following are required: 1) a building permit, with approval for connection to public utilities networks or as specified in Article 107(6), (7) and (8) of Law No 4495/2017 (Government Gazette, Series I, No 167) for use of an educational facility in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation. 2) Certificate verifying primary use of the premises issued by a private engineer, with attached plans indicating existing arrangements. 3) Certificate of (active) fire protection for educational building category use issued by the respective fire service.


              No No

            • 1 Initial approval 2000 €

              e-Administrative Fee code 8855

              Cost Calculation One-off

              Method of Payment Bank cashier, Digital (debit / credit card), Digital (web banking), Hellenic Post

              Type of Cost e-Administrative Fee

              Fee Link https://www1.gsis.gr/sgsisapps/eparavolo/public/create.htm?langId=2

              No

            • 2 Standard fees payable in favour of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance. 1000 €

              Cost Calculation One-off

              Method of Payment Digital (debit / credit card)

              Type of Cost Administrative Fee (not provided by e-paravolo webpage)

              Fee Link https://eparavolo.eoppep.gr/welcome

              No

            • 1 A photocopy of the identity card or other identity document of the natural person/organiser of the activity Identification document

              A photocopy of the identity card or other identity document of the natural person/organiser of the activity

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2244

            • 2 A solemn declaration pursuant to Law 1599/1986 indicating the following: (αα) their place of permanent residence (in a Member State of the European Union); (ββ) that they do not have the status of civil servant, employee of a local government organisation or any other legal entity under public law, and neither are they a member of the clergy. (γγ) that they have not been subject to administrative sanctions revoking approvals or licences or suspension of operations with regard to the same or another private education and vocational training institute within the last 2 years. Solemn Declaration

              A solemn declaration pursuant to Law 1599/1986 indicating the following: (αα) their place of permanent residence (in a Member State of the European Union); (ββ) that they do not have the status of civil servant, employee of a local government organisation or any other legal entity under public law, and neither are they a member of the clergy. (γγ) that they have not been subject to administrative sanctions revoking approvals or licences or suspension of operations with regard to the same or another private education and vocational training institute within the last 2 years.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Possession of passwords to enter software

              No 7320

            • 3 A certificate confirming that the natural person has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy, or applied for a single certificate of judicial solvency or an equivalent document from a competent authority of the Member State, given that such document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. If the issue of such document is not foreseen, this shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit from the natural person/organiser of the activity or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such sworn affidavit, by solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, before a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate verifying that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made. Single Certificate of Judicial Solvency

              A certificate confirming that the natural person has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy, or applied for a single certificate of judicial solvency or an equivalent document from a competent authority of the Member State, given that such document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. If the issue of such document is not foreseen, this shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit from the natural person/organiser of the activity or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such sworn affidavit, by solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, before a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate verifying that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/dikaiosune/dikasteria/eniaio-pistopoietiko-dikastikes-pheregguotetas

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Possession of passwords to enter software

              No 4122

            • 4 A copy of the criminal record indicating that the natural person/organiser of the activity has not been irrevocably convicted of any felony or misdemeanour, committed or attempted, including theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, bodily harm, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or crimes of sexual assault or sexual exploitation for financial benefit, and furthermore they must not have been convicted or sentenced by final judgment, in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Conduct pertaining to Civil Servants and Employees of Legal Entities Under Public Law (Law No 3528/2007, Government Gazette, Series I, No 26). Criminal Record Copy for General Use

              A copy of the criminal record indicating that the natural person/organiser of the activity has not been irrevocably convicted of any felony or misdemeanour, committed or attempted, including theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, bodily harm, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or crimes of sexual assault or sexual exploitation for financial benefit, and furthermore they must not have been convicted or sentenced by final judgment, in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Conduct pertaining to Civil Servants and Employees of Legal Entities Under Public Law (Law No 3528/2007, Government Gazette, Series I, No 26).

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/dikaiosune/poiniko-metroo/antigrapho-poinikou-metroou

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Copy of Criminal Record

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Possession of passwords to enter software

              No 4750

            • 5 A solemn declaration pursuant to Law 1599/1986 with verification of signature authenticity, in which the applicant indicates the distinguishing title they intend to give to the private education institution for which they are requesting establishment and operating approval. Solemn Declaration

              A solemn declaration pursuant to Law 1599/1986 with verification of signature authenticity, in which the applicant indicates the distinguishing title they intend to give to the private education institution for which they are requesting establishment and operating approval.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/psephiaka-eggrapha-gov-gr/ekdose-upeuthunes-deloses

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Possession of passwords to enter software

              No 7320

            • 6 Proof of payment of the fee amount Electronic Fee

              Proof of payment of the fee amount

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/polites-kai-kathemerinoteta/pleromes-kai-parabola/elektroniko-parabolo-e-parabolo

              Submission by: Presented by the applicant (email), Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Possession of passwords to enter software

              No 3385

            • 7 Special application form for the preparation of an assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). Application

              Special application form for the preparation of an assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

              Relevant link: https://www.eoppep.gr/index.php/el/structure-and-program-certification/idek-opinion

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection): Second sub-file containing the supporting documents pertaining to building facilities, to be forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance for their considered opinion.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 6009

            • 8 Building permit approving connection to public utility public utilities networks or as specified in Article 107(6) (7) and (8) of Law No 4495/2017 (Government Gazette, Series I, No 167) for use of an educational facility in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation; floor plans with indication of use of the premises and mapping of accessibility for persons with disabilities, as required (at least in one building unit/building or floor, per region). Certificate from town planning

              Building permit approving connection to public utility public utilities networks or as specified in Article 107(6) (7) and (8) of Law No 4495/2017 (Government Gazette, Series I, No 167) for use of an educational facility in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation; floor plans with indication of use of the premises and mapping of accessibility for persons with disabilities, as required (at least in one building unit/building or floor, per region).

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 4558

            • 9 Certificate verifying primary use of the premises issued by a private engineer, with attached plans indicating existing layout. Certificate

              Certificate verifying primary use of the premises issued by a private engineer, with attached plans indicating existing layout.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection)

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • 10 Certificate of (active) fire protection for educational building category use issued by the respective fire service. Certificate of Active Fire Protection

              Certificate of (active) fire protection for educational building category use issued by the respective fire service.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/ipiresies/epikheirematike-drasterioteta/adeiodoteseis-kai-summorphose/egkriseis-kai-pistopoietika-energetikes-puroprostasias-e-adeies

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Relevant Procedure: Certificate of (Active) Fire Protection

              Notes: For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection)

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 3804

            • 11 For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection) : proof of deposit of the monetary sum in favour of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). Proof of payment / Receipt

              For the EOPPEP sub-file (building inspection) : proof of deposit of the monetary sum in favour of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

              Relevant link: https://www.eoppep.gr/index.php/el/eparavolo/odigies eparavolo eoppep

              Submission by: Presented by the applicant (email), Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: This must have been issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7053

            • 12 Certified copy of a validation or franchising agreement with a foreign higher education institution recognised by the competent authorities in the country where it is based, with an official translation thereof, including the information referred to in items a, b, d, e and f of Article 10(2) of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force. In the event that items a, b, d, e and f of Article 10(2) of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force, are not included in the validation or franchising agreement, any other appropriate evidence, on the basis of which the above points are documented. Legal documents from legal entities

              Certified copy of a validation or franchising agreement with a foreign higher education institution recognised by the competent authorities in the country where it is based, with an official translation thereof, including the information referred to in items a, b, d, e and f of Article 10(2) of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force. In the event that items a, b, d, e and f of Article 10(2) of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force, are not included in the validation or franchising agreement, any other appropriate evidence, on the basis of which the above points are documented.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9338

            • 13 Evidence of recognition of the foreign higher education establishment by the competent national authorities of its country and its accreditation, if required, in accordance with the legislation of its country of establishment. Certification

              Evidence of recognition of the foreign higher education establishment by the competent national authorities of its country and its accreditation, if required, in accordance with the legislation of its country of establishment.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 14 Certification from the foreign higher education establishment of the educational and training services provided by the college. Certification

              Certification from the foreign higher education establishment of the educational and training services provided by the college.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 15 An assessment of the college by the foreign higher education establishment, and the respective authorities, as foreseen by the legislative provisions of its country of establishment. Certification

              An assessment of the college by the foreign higher education establishment, and the respective authorities, as foreseen by the legislative provisions of its country of establishment.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 16 A study programme approved by the foreign higher education establishment leading to a first degree (BACHELOR) requiring at least 3 years of study and attendance, or to a postgraduate degree. Proof of Study

              A study programme approved by the foreign higher education establishment leading to a first degree (BACHELOR) requiring at least 3 years of study and attendance, or to a postgraduate degree.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: The name of the specialist area of study offered should be given in Greek and English, and the minimum duration of studies should be indicated.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2825

            • 17 Study programme Schedule/Program

              Study programme

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: The study programme should include a detailed curriculum for each course proposed, a detailed timetable of classes both per semester and cumulatively, with classification of the proposed courses as compulsory or elective, and as theoretical, laboratory-based (practical) or mixed. Moreover, it contains a detailed programme in the form of objectives for each proposed course in terms of the knowledge, professional competences and skills to be acquired per semester of study, as well as a numerical and descriptive list of courses with the required supervisory and laboratory equipment. Finally, the study programme contains the required qualifications of instructors for teaching each course in the programme and the teaching aids (bibliography, documentation files, manuals) that students may use in each course.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 1716

            • 18 Certification by the national quality assurance and/or certification authority of the partner institution, if available. Certificate

              Certification by the national quality assurance and/or certification authority of the partner institution, if available.

              Submission by: Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

              Submitted by: Persons

              Notes: The study programme should include a certificate from the national quality assurance and/or accreditation authority of the partner institution’s country of establishment, where available. In the absence of the above certification, a declaration by the foreign institution should be included referencing the fact.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • Ministerial Decision 14715/ΓΓ4 2022 609 Β

              Description Determination of the procedure, content and supporting documents, fees, monetary amount, and penalties for the approval of the establishment and operation, and notification of the operation of activities in the field of education.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20220200609

            • Law 71 4849 2021 207 Α

              Description Simplification of the establishment and operation of activities in the field of education. Addition of Chapter 38 to Law No 4442/2016.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20210100207

            • Law 4763 2020 254 Α

              Description National system of vocational education, training, lifelong learning and youth of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, and other provisions.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20200100254

            • Law 278,279,280,282,283,284 4442 2016 230 Α

              Description Simplification of the framework for the establishment and operation of private vocational training institutes (I.I.E.K.), foreign language schools and colleges.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20160100230

            • Ministerial Decision 94538/ΙΑ 2013 1785 Β

              Description Amendment of Decision No 151668/ΙΑ/3−12−2012 on the subject of ‘Designation of the international organisations certifying college study programmes that lead to a postgraduate degree’.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20130201785

            • Law 4093 2012 222 Α

              Description Paragraph I3 (licensing framework, conditions) Amendments: – Law 4547/2018, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 102), Article 88 (1a), amendment of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, case 8 replacement of item a), supplementary addition to item f) and addition of item h), (building requirements) – Law 4495/2017, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 167) Article 107(6)(7) and (8), amendment of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, case 8a (building permit, conditions) – Law 4485/2017, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 114), Article 82(8), amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 paragraph 16 (study programmes) – Law 4415/2016, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 159), Article 36 (5.1), amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, case 5.c (requirements) – Law 4229/2014, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 8), Article 11(1), item 3, amendment to case 1 of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012 (licence issuance framework); Article 11(1), case 1, addition of paragraph 21 to paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, (independent search for insurance and tax clearance information) – Law 4264/2014, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 118), Article 48(5) amendment/addition to paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, paragraph 3 (application submission period) – Law 4218/2013, (Government Gazette, Series I, No 268), Article 6(3) c. 4, amendment of paragraph I3, paragraph 17 of Law 4093/2012, (conditions – distinctive title) – Law 4186/2013, (Government Gazette, Series I, 193), Article 33(2), addition of item g to paragraph I3, case 8, of Law 4093/2012 (building requirements) – Law 4111/2013, (Government Gazette, Series I, 18), Article 30 (1), supplement to case 1 of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, (licence issuance framework); Article 30(4a), amendment of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, paragraph 4 case g (conditions); Article 30(10), repeal of case 9 of paragraph I3, Law 4093/2012 (building requirements); Article 30(18a), addition of paragraph 19 to paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012 (conditions, holding additional licences).

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20120100222

            • Ministerial Decision 10131/ΙΑ 2012 3057 Β

              Description Determination of the procedure for submission of the study programmes of private primary and secondary education schools, colleges, private vocational training institutes (I.I.E.K.), Level One lifelong learning canters and Level Two lifelong learning centres.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20120203057

            • Ministerial Decision 151668/ΙΑ 2012 3324 Β

              Description Determination of the international certification bodies of college study programmes leading to a postgraduate degree

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20120203324

            • Law 3696 2008 177 Α

              Description Establishment and operation of colleges and other provisions

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20080100177

            • Law 75 4310 2014 258 Α

              Description Regulation of college matters.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20140100258

            • Law 109 4622 2019 133 Α

              Description Delegation of signatory right to the Heads of Ministry General Directorates.

              Legal references https://www.et.gr/api/DownloadFeksApi/?fek pdf=20190100133

            • 1 Start of procedure



              No No


            • 2 Submission of the application by solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a natural person.

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The interested party submits the application by solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a natural person to the Ministry of Education (Department B – Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions). The requisite supporting documents are divided into two sub-files: the first sub-file contains the administrative supporting documents, and the second sub-file contains the supporting documents for the building itself which is to be forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance for their considered opinion, in accordance with Article 3(6) of MD 14715/ΓΓ4.

              Yes No


            • 3 Electronic submission of applications and supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Software action

              Description This involves preparation of the administrative supporting documents in digital format.

              Yes No


            • 4 The application by solemn declaration is then registered according to the procedural protocol of the body in question.

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Software action

              Description Registration of the application by solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a natural person and assignment to the relevant department.

              No No


            • 5 Assignment of the application

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department


              Description The supporting documents are received by Department B (Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions) and the application is assigned to the competent officer.

              No No


            • 6 Check of supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description The documents are checked in order to establish that the relevant preconditions set under the institutional framework are fully covered. If, in the course of the inspection, it is determined that any documents are missing or incomplete, the person concerned will be notified by telephone and email regarding the deficiencies found.

              Yes No


            • 7 Dispatch of the file containing the supporting documents for the building premises

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The file containing the supporting documents for the building facilities will be forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), which is responsible for the relevant assessment and the conduct of an onsite inspection.

              Yes No


            • 8 Carrying out of a building requirements inspection

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Co-responsible for Implementation NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE (EOPPEP)

              Μethod of Implementation Action of the executive / co-competent body

              Description Carrying out of a building requirements inspection, which includes the following steps: - delivery of the building requirements inspection file to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance; - check of supporting documents evidencing compliance with building requirements; Conduct of onsite inspection; - list of observations regarding any problems identified; drafting of a positive or negative recommendation; - forwarding of recommendation to the Ministry of Education.

              Yes No


            • 9 Issue of EOPPEP opinion

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Action of the executive / co-competent body

              Description The evaluation of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance will be forwarded to Department B (Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions), following the inspection of the building requirements conducted.

              Yes No


            • 10 Decision granting establishment and operating approval.

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Following a favorable evaluation by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance, a relevant decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a natural person will be drafted, to which the corresponding opinion of EOPPEP will be attached, and it will then be forwarded for signature to the Head of the Directorate responsible for the Supervision of Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning Institutions.

              No No


            • 11 Issuance of a negative assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description After issuance of a negative evaluation by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance, the institution will be notified accordingly.

              Yes Yes


            • 12 Co-signing of the decision

              Responsible for Implementation Responsible Head of Department

              Μethod of Implementation Signature

              Description The decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college is signed and forwarded for co-signature by the competent Director.

              No No


            • 13 Co-signing of the decision

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Director

              Μethod of Implementation Signature

              Description The decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college is signed and forwarded for co-signature by the Secretary General for Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth.

              No No


            • 14 Co-signing of the decision

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Secretary General

              Μethod of Implementation Signature

              Description The decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college is signed and forwarded to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs for co-signature

              No No


            • 15 Signature of the decision

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Minister

              Μethod of Implementation Signature

              Description The decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college is co-signed and forwarded to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs for signature.

              No No


            • 16 Forwarding of the decision for publication in the Hellenic Government Gazette

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The signed decision granting approval for the establishment and operation of a college is accepted by Department B (Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions) and forwarded to the General Secretariat of the Government for publication in the Government Gazette

              No No


            • 17 Informing of the interested party – Notification

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Following publication of the details in the Government Gazette, the licence will be posted on the DIAYGEIA (Transparency) website and the interested party will receive notification regarding the granting of the licence. The National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance will also receive notification.

              No No






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