Approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity

From National Registry of Administrative Public Services



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At a glance

Points of service

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

Digital provision points

Number of required documents

18 to 22 + (
2
)

Fees

3,000 €

Deadline of completion

5 months

Description

The procedure concerns the approval for the establishment and operation of a college, and it is addressed to legal entities that have a permanent establishment in an EU Member State. Their purpose also concerns the provision of education and training services.

Basic information

Competent body

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SPORTS AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

Authority/Public body’s Unit responsible for the institutional framework of the procedure

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

Department B of Licencing of Private Bodies of Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning, National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP)

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:

Legal entities

Title

Application / Solemn Declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity.

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

Identification with TAXISnet codes, Identification document

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    Requirements

      Fees

        Related


        Means of redress or appeal:

        Other

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

        Tacit approval

        An application for review of the decision, or an administrative appeal in accordance with Article 24 of Law No 2690/1999. The interested party may request either that the administrative authority which issued the act revoke or amend it (application for review), or request the authority with oversight over the one that issued it to annul it (administrative appeal). The administrative authority to which the relevant application is submitted must notify the interested party of its decision on the application no later than within thirty (30) days, unless a different deadline is set out under specific provisions.

        NACE

        • 85.42 Tertiary education

        Output & Results

        Output

        Document Production, Digital document production

        Steps

          Digital steps

            Other information

            Alternative titles

            Granting of a licence for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity

            Official title

            Approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity

            Languages supported

            Greek, English

            Ways of provision

            Establishment

            Legislation

              Categories

              Trigger

              Applied for

              Trigger (submission method)

              Application (handwritten), Application (digital)

              Type

              Outgoing
              N1

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            • 1 Company law Establishment of a business (company)
              • To set up a company, see the link below

              No No

            • 2 Possession of passwords to enter software The applicant must have TAXISnet codes.

              No No

            • 3 Administrative Submission of an application for the approval of the establishment, along with all administrative supporting documents, except for the documents constituting or evidencing the requisite power of the legal entity, with a date of issue not exceeding the period of the previous 3 months from the submission of the application for approval. Also, where required, these must be issued in the name of the legal entity.


              No No

            • 4 Company law The registered office of the legal entity must be in an EU Member State and its purpose, according to its articles of association, must be the provision of education and training services.


              No No

            • 5 Tax The legal entity must be tax compliant. This also applies in the case of an association of entities, for each legal entity.


              No No

            • 6 Insurance The legal entity must be up to date with its social security obligations.


              No No

            • 7 Bankruptcy law For the legal person, it must not have been declared bankrupt and it must not have filed for bankruptcy.


              No No

            • 8 Judicial For the legal entity, a single certificate of judicial solvency or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. If no such document is available, it shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit by the legal representative or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such a sworn affidavit, by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate stating that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made.

              Alternative condition of 7

              Yes Yes

            • 9 Administrative For the legal entity, that it has not been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of approval of licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years.


              No No

            • 10 Labour The legal representative of the legal entity must not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a legal entity established under public law, a regional or local authority or of a clergyman, and must not have been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of the approval/licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years. Not required for a legal entity established under public law.


              No No

            • 11 Bankruptcy law The legal representative of the legal entity must not have been declared bankrupt and must not have filed for bankruptcy; or a single certificate of judicial solvency or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. If no such document is available, it shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit by the legal representative or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such a sworn affidavit, by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate stating that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made. Not required for a legal entity established under public law.


              No No

            • 12 Conditions for non-commission of criminal offenses The legal representative of the legal entity must not have been irrevocably convicted of any felony or one of the misdemeanours, committed or attempted, of theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, bodily harm, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or sexual offences or a crime of economic sexual exploitation, and that they have not been convicted or sentenced by a final judgment in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Status of Public Civil Servants (Law No 3528/2007, Α 26). Not required for a legal entity established under public law.


              No No

            • 13 Labour The shareholders or partners or members of the management of the legal entity must not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a regional or local authority, or of another legal entity established under public law. Not required for legal entities established under public law, legal entities in the wider public sector, and legal entities whose members or part of the members of its board of directors or their management are appointed in an ex officio capacity.


              No No

            • 14 Administrative The legal representative shall declare on behalf of the legal entity they represent, the distinctive title that the latter will use for the private education and training institution for which they seek the issuance of an approval.


              No No

            • 15 Administrative 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

            • 16 Administrative A validation or franchising agreement of the study programmes with a foreign higher education institution recognised by the competent authorities in the country where it has its registered office, with an official translation thereof.


              No No

            • 17 Building For the building where the college to be approved for establishment and operation will be housed, a building permit is required, approved for connection to the networks of public utilities or as specified in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of Article 107 of Law No 4495/2017 (A΄167), for the use of an educational institution in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation.


              No No

            • 1 Initial Approval 2000 €

              e-Administrative Fee code 8855

              Cost Calculation One-off

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

              Type of Cost e-Administrative Fee

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

              No

            • 2 Stamp duty for the benefit 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 Tax clearance of the legal entity. Tax clearance certificate

              Tax clearance of the legal entity.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 3461

            • 2 Social security clearance of the legal entity Social Security Clearance Certificate (eEFKA)

              Social security clearance of the legal entity

              Relevant link: https://www.efka.gov.gr/el/apodeiktiko-asphalistikes-enemerotetas

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9447

            • 3 Supporting documents of incorporation and representation Legal documents from legal entities

              Supporting documents of incorporation and representation

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

              Notes: The articles of association must show that the legal entity has a permanent establishment in an EU Member State and that its purpose also concerns to the provision of education and training services.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9338

            • 4 Certificate that the legal entity has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy; or a single judicial solvency certificate or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State in which the legal entity has its registered office, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. Certificate from a court

              Certificate that the legal entity has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy; or a single judicial solvency certificate or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State in which the legal entity has its registered office, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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: Legal entities

              Notes: If no such document is available, it shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit by the members of the governing body of the legal entity or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such a sworn affidavit, by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate stating that the sworn or solemn declaration has been made. It must be issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of the submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8289

            • 5 Certificate issued by the General Commercial Registry regarding the changes of the legal entity. Certificate

              Certificate issued by the General Commercial Registry regarding the changes of the legal entity.

              Relevant link: https://services.businessportal.gr/

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • 6 Solemn declaration by the legal representative of the legal entity that the legal entity has not been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of the approval/licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years. Solemn Declaration

              Solemn declaration by the legal representative of the legal entity that the legal entity has not been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of the approval/licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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: Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Notes: Not required for public law legal entities. It must be issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of the submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 7320

            • 7 Solemn declaration by the legal representative of the legal entity that they do not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a regional or local authority or another legal entity established under public law or the status of a clergyman, and that they have not been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of the approval/licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years. Solemn Declaration

              Solemn declaration by the legal representative of the legal entity that they do not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a regional or local authority or another legal entity established under public law or the status of a clergyman, and that they have not been subject to the administrative sanction of withdrawal of the approval/licence or closure of its own or another private education and training institution in the last 2 years.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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)

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

            • 8 Certificate that the legal representative has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy, or a single judicial solvency certificate or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment. Single Certificate of Judicial Solvency

              Certificate that the legal representative has not been declared bankrupt and has not filed for bankruptcy, or a single judicial solvency certificate or an equivalent document issued by a competent authority of the Member State, if such a document is provided for under the law of the Member State of establishment.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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: Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Single Certificate of Judicial Solvency

              Notes: If no such document is available, it shall be replaced by a sworn affidavit by the legal representative or, where the law of the Member State of establishment does not provide for such a sworn affidavit, by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority or, where appropriate, a notary in the Member State of establishment, who shall issue a certificate stating that the sworn affidavit or solemn declaration has been made. Not required for public law legal entities. It must be issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of the submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 4122

            • 9 Copy of the criminal record of the legal representative of the legal entity, showing that they have not been irrevocably convicted of any felony or one of the misdemeanours, committed or attempted, of theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, physical injury, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or sexual offences or a crime of economic sexual exploitation, and that they have not been convicted or sentenced by a final judgment in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Status of Public Civil Servants (Law No 3528/2007, Α’ 26). Criminal Record Copy for General Use

              Copy of the criminal record of the legal representative of the legal entity, showing that they have not been irrevocably convicted of any felony or one of the misdemeanours, committed or attempted, of theft, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, physical injury, violation of provisions pertaining to drug offences or sexual offences or a crime of economic sexual exploitation, and that they have not been convicted or sentenced by a final judgment in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Code of Status of Public Civil Servants (Law No 3528/2007, Α’ 26).

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

              Notes: Not required for public law legal entities. It must be issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of the submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 4750

            • 10 Solemn declarations by the shareholders or partners or the members of the management of the legal entity that they do not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a regional or local authority or another legal entity established under public law. Solemn Declaration

              Solemn declarations by the shareholders or partners or the members of the management of the legal entity that they do not have the status of a civil servant, an employee of a regional or local authority or another legal entity established under public law.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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: Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

              Notes: Not required for legal entities established under public law, legal entities in the wider public sector, and legal entities whose members or part of the members of their board of directors or their management are appointed in an ex officio capacity. It must be issued on a date no more than 3 months prior to the date of the submission of the application for approval.

              Document submitted under requirements: Yes

              Document’s requirement: Company law

              No 7320

            • 11 Solemn declaration under Law No 1599/1986, as in force, by the legal representative of the legal entity, with certification of the authenticity of his/her signature, in which the legal representative declares, on behalf of the legal entity they are representing, the distinctive title that the latter will use in the private education and training institution for which it is seeking the issuance of an approval. Solemn Declaration

              Solemn declaration under Law No 1599/1986, as in force, by the legal representative of the legal entity, with certification of the authenticity of his/her signature, in which the legal representative declares, on behalf of the legal entity they are representing, the distinctive title that the latter will use in the private education and training institution for which it is seeking the issuance of an approval.

              Relevant link: https://www.gov.gr/en/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: Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Solemn declaration and electronic solemn declaration

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7320

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

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

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 3385

            • 13 Special form – application for the formulation of an assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance Application

              Special form – application for the formulation of an assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance

              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: Legal entities

              Notes: The second sub-folder contains the building supporting documents and it is forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance for the formulation of an assessment.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 6009

            • 14 Building permit approved for connection to the networks of public utilities or as specified in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of Article 107 of Law No 4495/2017 (A΄ 167), for the use of an educational institution in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation; floor plans with description of the use of the premises and mapping of its accessibility for people with disabilities, as required (at least in one building unit – building or floor, per region). Βuilding permit

              Building permit approved for connection to the networks of public utilities or as specified in paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of Article 107 of Law No 4495/2017 (A΄ 167), for the use of an educational institution in accordance with the provisions of the building regulation; floor plans with description of the use of the premises and mapping of its accessibility for people 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: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 2243

            • 15 Certification of the main use area by a private engineer, with attached plans of the existing situation. Certification

              Certification of the main use area by a private engineer, with attached plans of the existing situation.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 16 Certificate of (active) fire protection for use ‘training’ of the relevant Fire Department Certificate of Active Fire Protection

              Certificate of (active) fire protection for use ‘training’ of the relevant Fire Department

              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: Legal entities

              Relevant Procedure: Certificate of (Active) Fire Protection

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 3804

            • 17 Proof of payment of the monetary amount for the benefit of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance Proof of payment / Receipt

              Proof of payment of the monetary amount for the benefit of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance

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

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 7053

            • 18 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 paragraph 2 of Article 10 of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force. Certificate

              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 paragraph 2 of Article 10 of Law No 3696/2008, as amended and in force.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

              Notes: In the event that items a, b, d, e and f of paragraph 2 of Article 10 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.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • 19 Recognition of the foreign higher education institution by the competent national authorities of its country and its accreditation, if required, in accordance with the law of its home country. Certificate

              Recognition of the foreign higher education institution by the competent national authorities of its country and its accreditation, if required, in accordance with the law of its home country.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • 20 Certification by the highest foreign educational institution of the education and training services provided by the college. Certification

              Certification by the highest foreign educational institution of the education 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: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 21 Evaluation of the college by the foreign higher education institution and by the authorities provided for by the law of its home country. Certificate

              Evaluation of the college by the foreign higher education institution and by the authorities provided for by the law of its home country.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities


              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 9703

            • 22 A study programme approved by the foreign higher education institution leading to a first degree (BACHELOR) of at least 3 years of study and attendance or a postgraduate degree. Schedule/Program

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

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

              Notes: The name of the offered specialty in Greek and English, and the minimum duration of studies are indicated.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 1716

            • 23 Study programme. Schedule/Program

              Study programme.

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

              Submitted by: Legal entities

              Notes: The study programme includes detailed content of each proposed course, a detailed timetable of courses per semester and cumulatively, with classification of the proposed courses as compulsory and optional, and as theoretical, laboratory based and 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

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

              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: Legal entities

              Notes: The study programme includes a certificate from the national quality assurance and/or accreditation authority of the partner institution’s home country, if available. In the absence of the above certification, a declaration by the foreign institution on the non-availability of a relevant certification.

              Document submitted under requirements: No


              No 8619

            • 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.), language schools and colleges.

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

            • Law 75 4310 2014 258 Α

              Description College related provisions.

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

            • Law 4093 2012 222 Α

              Description paragraph I3 (licensing framework, conditions) Amendments: - Law No 4547/2018, (Government Gazette 102/A), Article 88, paragraph 1a, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, section 8, replacement of item a’, completion of item f’ and addition of item h’ (building requirements) - Law No 4495/2017, (Government Gazette 167/A), paragraphs 6,7 and 8, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, section 8a (building permit, requirements) - Law No 4485/2017, (Government Gazette 114/A), Article 82, paragraph 8, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, paragraph 16 (study programmes) - Law No 4415/2016, (Government Gazette 159/A), Article 36, paragraph 5.1, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, section 5.c (requirements) - Law No 4229/2014, (Government Gazette 8/A), Article 1, paragraph 1, section 3, amendment of section 1 of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 (licensing framework); Article 11, paragraph 1, section 1, addition of paragraph 21 to paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 (ex officio enquiry on social security and tax clearance) - Law No 4264/2014, (Government Gazette 118/A), Article 48, paragraph 5, amendment – addition of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, paragraph 3 (application submission time) - Law No 4218/2013, (Government Gazette 268/A), Article 6, paragraph 3, section 4, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 (conditions – distinctive title) - Law No 4186/2013, (Government Gazette 193/A), Article 33, paragraph 2, addition of item g to paragraph I3, section 8 of Law 4093/2012 (building requirements) - Law No 4111/2013, (Government Gazette 18/A), Article 30, paragraph 1, completion of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 (licensing framework); Article 30, paragraph 4a, amendment of paragraph I3 of Law 4093/2012, paragraph 4, section g (requirements); Article 30, paragraph 10, repealment of paragraph 9 of paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012 (building requirements); Article 30, paragraph 18a, addition of paragraph 19 to paragraph I3 of Law No 4093/2012, (requirements, possession of several licences)

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            • 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.

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            • Ministerial Decision 10131/ΙΑ 2012 3057 Β

              Description Determination of the procedure for the 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 centres and level two lifelong learning centres.

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            • Law 109 4622 2019 133 Α

              Description Delegation of signature right to the Heads of General Directorates of Ministries.

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            • Ministerial Decision 94538/ΙΑ 2013 1785 Β

              Description Amendment of no. 151668/ΙΑ/3−12−2012 of a decision on "Definition of the international organizations certifying the study programs of the Colleges that lead to a postgraduate degree".

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            • Ministerial Decision 151668/ΙΑ 2012 3324 Β

              Description Determination of required supporting documents for granting, amending and updating the license of a Private Primary and Secondary Education School, College, Tutoring School and Foreign Language Center, private Institute of Professional Training (I.I.E.K.), Center for Lifelong Learning Level One and Center for Lifelong Learning Level Two in natural, legal persons, associations of persons and NPDD.

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            • 1 Launching of the procedure


              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action


              No No


            • 2 2. Submission of Application / Solemn Declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity


              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The interested party submits to the Ministry of Education (Department B’ – Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions) the application / solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity. The required supporting documents are divided into two folders: the first sub-folder contains the administrative supporting documents, and the second sub-folder contains the building supporting documents and is forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance for the formulation of an assessment, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 3.

              Yes No


            • 3 Electronic submission of applications and supporting documents


              Μethod of Implementation Software action

              Description It contains the administrative supporting documents in digital format.

              Yes No


            • 4 Registration of the application

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Software action

              Description Registration of the application / solemn declaration for the granting of approval for the establishment and operation of a college to a legal entity 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 Inspection of supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description The inspection that is carried out concerns the verification of documents along with the fulfilment of the required conditions set by the institutional framework (e.g., incompatible statuses of legal entities, current social security and tax clearance, etc.). If, in the course of the inspection, it is found that a document is missing or is incomplete, the entity concerned is notified by telephone and e-mail about the identified deficiencies

              Yes No


            • 7 Dispatch of the folder containing the building supporting documents

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The folder containing the building supporting documents is forwarded to the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance, which is responsible for the relevant inspection and the conduct of an onsite inspection.

              Yes No


            • 8 Carrying out of a building requirements inspection

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description Carrying out of a building requirements inspection, which includes the following steps: - receipt of the building requirements inspection folder by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance; - verification of supporting documents for compliance with building requirements; - the conduct of an onsite inspection; - making of observations in cases where problems are identified; - drafting of a positive or negative assessment; - dispatch of the assessment to the Ministry of Education

              Yes No


            • 9 Formulation of assessment

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Department

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description The assessment of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance is received by Department B’ (Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions), following the inspection of the building requirements it has carried out.

              No No


            • 10 Issuance of a negative assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Following the issuance of the negative assessment by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance, the institution is notified.

              No Yes


            • 11 Decision to grant a licence

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Following the positive assessment 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 legal entity is drafted, to which the opinion of the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance is attached and forwarded for signature to the Head of the Directorate for the Supervision of Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning Institutions.

              No No


            • 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 co-signed and forwarded for signature to 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 co-signed and forwarded for signature to 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 co-signed and forwarded to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs for signature.

              No No


            • 15 Forwarding of a decision for its publication

              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 received by Department B’ (Licensing of private vocational training and lifelong learning institutions) and is forwarded to the Secretariat of Government for its publication in the Official Gazette.

              No No


            • 16 Informing of the interested party – Notification

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Manual Action

              Description Following its publication in the Government Gazette, the licence is posted on the DIAYGEIA (Transparency) web page and the entity concerned is notified about the granting of the licence. At the same time, the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance is also notified.

              No Yes



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