The proceedings from the conference ‘Greece-Europe 2020: Education, Lifelong learning, Research, Innovation and Economy’ are now available with open access on EKT’s eProceedings platform. The international conference was held in Athens 1-3 July 2016 and was organised by the Hellenic Scientific Institute: Economics of Education & Lifelong Learning, Research & Innovation (INOEK), with the sponsorship of the Xarakopio University. From now on, proceedings from the biennial conference will be published electronically on EKT’s ePublishing platform, eProceedings.
What changes in education expenditure have there been for Greece during these years of economic crisis? Has the size of the school, the amalgamation of schools and the number of pupils affected public expenditure per pupil? How satisfied are primary school teachers with work conditions and to what extent are the requirements of secondary school children met? Under the Greek educational system, can a school be responsible for organising educational innovation while promoting new concepts of education regarding the changes in principles and beliefs, the implementation of new teaching approaches and the use of new teaching methods?
These and many more questions were answered during the conference which covered all sectors of Education, Lifelong Learning, Research, Innovation and their interconnection with the economy.
The conference was attended by representatives from a number of educational bodies including the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the World Bank, researchers and hundreds of delegates.
The contents of the first issue of conference proceedings already in digital form on the eProceedings platform includes 51 extremely interesting items which are expected to attract the national and international communities. The current issue features:
- Job Satisfaction - Primary / Secondary teachers satisfaction with working conditions, Kalliopi S. Grammatikou
- Lifelong learning – education – training and professional development geared to the labour market, Nikoletta Hadou
- eGovernance in education administration: researching the factors influencing its intended use by educators, Marina Kazakou and George Koutromanou
- Human Capital and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Greece before the Economic Crisis, Theocharoula Magoula
- Labour Market and Employment during the Economic Crisis in Greece, Sophia Anastasiou, Konstantinou Siasiakou, Kanellou Tounta and Konstantinou Fillipidi
- Trends in returns to schooling: why governments should invest more in people’s skills, Harry Patrinos
- Educational innovation in the Greek school reality and the autonomy of the school unit, Eleni Votsi
- Education expenditure: A comparative study of Greece and Europe, Marina Solaki
The proceedings are published by the Hellenic Scientific Institute: Economics of Education & Lifelong Learning, Research & Innovation which was founded in 2012. A civil non-profit organisation based in Athens, it was founded by faculty members and experts in Economic and Scientific Management of Education and
Lifelong Learning .
The aim of the Institute is the scientific contribution to the field of Economics of Education & Lifelong Learning, Research and Innovation, in planning and the evaluation of policy and investment at the level of applied policy and subsequently the promotion of economic growth, employment and social cohesion in Greece, other countries in North-Eastern Europe, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the European Union.
As part of the new partnership with the institute, EKT is providing it with the infrastructure for the publication of its ejournal, while the institute itself is responsible for the ejournal’s content. The agenda of the 2016 conference ‘Education, Lifelong Learning, Research, Innovation and Economy ’ covered all fields of education, lifelong learning, research, innovation and their relevance for the economy.
The eProceedings platform is a new service which gives open access to electronic publications of conference proceedings and quality content highlighting the activities of scientific bodies and the work of Greek researchers. It is one of EKT’s three platforms which together form its ePublishing (http://epublishing.ekt.gr) service for: conference proceedings (http://eproceedings.epublishing.ekt.gr), journals (http://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr) and books-monographs (http://ebooks.epublishing.ekt.gr). The platforms host the content of each publisher (journals, monographs, conference proceedings) and make it possible for them to co-exist alongside other reputable publishers.
EKT’s support of epublishing is in line with its institutional role to collect, make openly available and promote the country’s scientific output, while strengthening the organisation’s vision to contribute substantially to the transition to new models of e-science through the latest technology. It is with that goal in mind that EKT is constantly widening co-operation with reputable publishers.