NILHR (National Institute of Labour and Human Resources)

The National Institute of Labour and Human Resources (NILHR) ( is a public body, operating under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. It was founded in 2011, as a result of the merger of two public limited companies – “Vocational Training SA” and “Employment Observatory Research-Informatics SA (PAEP)” – which were engaging with the design of CVET programmes and the exploration of human resources needs respectively. The Institute has a national scope, is seated in Athens and has nine regional structures.
NILHR’s mission is to support the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare regarding the policies and actions it designs and implements for the human resources of the country. In this context, NILHR implements, monitors and analyzes issues of the labour market and lifelong learning, and in particular the evolution and structure of employment and unemployment, vocational training, labour relations and the interaction between economic and social developments, for the population as a whole or for specific groups.
A key objective of the NILHR is the supply of, and demand for, occupational categories and skills, and the identification of training needs at a national and a local level, as well as participation in and implementation of EU programs concerning employment and vocational training.
NILHR is also responsible for gathering and supplying the European Commission with the requisite data for the Labour Market Policies (LMP) database.
Under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013, the NILHR has been certified as an Intermediate Body (Intermediate Management Agency) of the Operational Program “Human Resources Development”, for the actions under the theme “Enhancing Adaptability of Human Resources and Enterprises”, and it implements three programs for small and very small enterprises. The actions of these programs consist of consulting services and training.
The Institute is staffed with highly qualified scientific personnel, with extensive experience in the labour market, research and in continuing vocational training. It employs 65 people in Athens and the regions of Central and Western Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Western Greece, Peloponnese, South Aegean and Crete.


NILHR will assure compatibility of the learning units & outcomes with the National and European Qualifications Framework, validate the learning outcomes, draft a policy recommendation report on the common valorisation and integration of the AQUAVET results, develop a Memorandum of Understanding for the common recognition and exploitation of the project’s results, coordinate the dissemination campaign and organise the train-the-trainer seminar in Greece.


Contact person: Mrs Crysa Paidousi (Director for Vocational Education)
Address: Kosti Palama 6-8, 11141, Athens, Greece
Telephone: + 30 210 2120700
Fax: + 30 210 2120754

The project is co-funded by the European Union. This website is an integrated action of the project AQUAVET, as part of the ERASMUS+ Programme. The information provided, reflects the views only of the author, while the European Union and the ERASMUS +Programme cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made.

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