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Address :
10555  Athens


Contact person :
George Gioulos, President
Phone: +302103310080

Short description

Koinoniko Polykentro is the research and training institute of ADEDY (the Greek Civil Service Confederation), which represents over 450.000 employees in the public sector. Our activities include work of research, education and training, in support of trade union members and employees of the public sector.




- The systematic study, research and documentation in the fields of Public Administration and the Social Services of the State.


- The promotion of education and training among the trade union leaders for the support and strengthening of the civil servants’ movement in Greece.


- The promotion of ethics of collectiveness and unionism through continuous exchange of ideas and open dialogue.


History: In November of 2004 Koinoniko Polykentro signs up the 1st scheduling agreement between the Ministry of administrative reform and e-governance - ADEDY – and The National Center of Public Administration. Since then, Koinoniko Polykentro originated and participated in several actions of lifelong learning and training addressed to employees of the public sector.


- In April of 2005 initiates and introduces in collaboration with the University of Peloponnesus the first Masters course for Public Servants with the title “Administration of Public Services and Organisations”.


- In March 2007 with the University of Macedonia introduces the second Masters course for public servants with the title “Total Quality Management”.


Funding: Koinoniko Polykentro receives state funding through the scheduling agreement with the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-governance and European funding through the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).

Areas of expertise and competencies

see below

Work programme, strategic plan, projects

Research & documentation targets


- Research to identify and analyse the current employment trends and work conditions in Public Administration and the Public Services.


- The systematic research of the educational and training needs of the workforce of the Public Sector.


- The development of the necessary documentation structures to facilitate the direct collection and diffusion of knowledge and information to all stakeholders (Trade unions, Administrative and Political organizations, Academic community).


- The build-up of systematic and efficient partnerships with the institutions active in the fields of research and education of the workforce of the Public Sector.


Our training seminars in progress include:


“Health and Safety at work”


“Promoting collaboration among workers by using specialized IT skills and Communications”


“Training on issues of discrimination and diversity at work”


“Managing Conflict in the Workplace”


“Training in social policy and social security issues”


“Training in trade union administrative and organizational skills”


Koinoniko Polykentro has developed an internal network of collaborations for providing up-to-date research and training, with Academic departments of Greek Universities and Institutes operating under specific Trade unions and Federations, such as: KEMETE (the Centre of Research & Documnetation of OLME (the Greek Federation of Secondary Education State School Teachers) and the Labour Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (INE/GSEE)

Publications, language, newsletter

- Weekly newsletter (Greek) issued by the Research and Documentation Department of Koinoniko Polykentro and delivered to all affiliated Federations and members of ADEDY. The purpose of the newsletter is to report to the trade unions and its members of ADEDY with news, analysis, policy texts and training and research facts from international and European bodies and trade unions. The newsletter is also a source of communication for our Training programmes and their outcomes. (Find our newsletter here). Please find the Archive of our publications here


- Quarterly newsletter of the indicators and key figures of the Greek public sector, such as employment and unemployement figures, working and living conditions and public spending on basic goods and services.

Other networks the institute is participating in

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