IDEC is a training consulting company located in Piraeus, Greece. Its activities consist of training, management consulting, quality assurance, evaluation and development of ICT solutions for both private and public sector. Clients of IDEC are both SMEs and the bigger Greek companies of a wide variety of sectors. IDEC co-operates with more than 170 institutes all through Europe and with about 300 experts on specific fields.

IDEC has extensive experience in European projects, either as coordinator or as partner from different European programs and Initiatives. The last 8 years IDEC is dealing with the theme of quality assurance in training and has coordinated the projects EQUAL, Quality.net and BEQUAL in the same subject. Moreover, IDEC has consulting experience in developing quality management systems in Greek training centres.

IDEC organises in-service training courses for teachers and trainers, organises study visits and informal learning activities for students in initial education and training and provides training courses and workplacements for students in vocational training and people in labour market. The main areas of expertise are: management consulting, business plans, entrepreneurship, SMEs, quality management, certification, software and multimedia development, internet applications, distance learning, e-business, e-commerce, telecommunications and networks. In the field of LLL IDEC has experience in European policies regarding LLL and in particular EQF, ECVET, Europass, EQAVET, validation of non-formal and informal learning and in national reforms of education and training systems.

Operational and financial management:

European projects in IDEC are managed by a separate department specialized in international cooperation projects. IDEC has successfully participated in numerous EU projects and is highly experienced in both the operational requirements of such projects and the EU program regulations. Specific persons will be assigned to the project based on their expertise and will follow the project throughout its duration. For the financial management, IDEC keeps fully systematised accounting records, which allow traceability and identification of all costs and revenue generated per project. IDEC also employs specialised accountants, for the internal accounting and auditing procedures.

Certifications and Quality Systems:

IDEC is a certified Lifelong Learning Centre from EOPPEP (Greek National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance), with License No: 2100223. Also, IDEC has a certified quality management system according to ISO 9001:2008 standard in the scope of “DESIGN, DΕVΕLΟΡΜΕΝΤ AND PROVΙSION OF ΤRAΙNING SERVΙCES, PROVISION OF CONSULΤΙNG SERVΙCES, ΙΜΡLΕΜΕΝΤΑΤΙΟΝ OF ENΤERPRΙSES, DEVELOPMENΤ AND ORGANΙZAΤΙON PLANS, DEVELOPMENΤ OF SOFΤWARE AND ΙΝΤΕRΝΕΤ ΑΡΡLΙCΑΤΙΟΝS”. IDEC has been active the last 20 years in the field of EU projects. It participates and/or consults its customers (organisations, NGOs, universities and SMEs) to participate in European projects, in order to expand their activities. As a training and business consulting company, IDEC is very active in entrepreneurship for young and adult people and specifically for women.

It has implemented, amongst others, the following initiatives:

NET 31 REM: Creation of a European Network in 31 countries for gender mainstreaming
Defeminization of Poverty: A blended training program incorporating on-line and in-class training material, suitable for literate but in most cases educationally deficient small entrepreneurs and candidate entrepreneurs, aiming to reach primarily women (%75 Women, %25 Men).
TEMPO: Women’s open & distant learning training programme for the creation of private agencies of handicrafts products
UPDATE for Technology Education (FP6 – Science and Society): The European research programme UPDATE improves science and technology teaching in Europe by providing best practises and new learning material to attract more young people, especially girls, to technology.
KNOWMAKERS: Knowledge management in SMEs.
EURO-SME’S: Electronic business within transnational networks of small and medium-sized enterprises as a contribution to job-oriented further education, technical progress and employment
QMS (Quality Management Systems training in SMEs): Training on ISO-9001 targeted on specific sectors in SMEs.
VITA – Virtual Learning for the management of successful SMEs in Europe: It presents an innovative approach to learn and practice entrepreneurship and business management competence, based on the results of different projects, concerning web 2.0 based and virtualization strategies.I
IDEC will also contribute to the project though its active network with both Employers’ Associations (e.g. the Association of SA and Ltd companies – 3000 members) and Workers’ Associations (e.g. OBES – Federation of Industrial Workers Unions).

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