Digital education for Greek schoolchildren

New ICT infrastructure for primary and secondary schools will bring innovations in teaching materials and in the teaching process, ensuring a better digital education for Greek pupils.

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The project targets the digital upgrade of the primary and secondary educational process in Greece. It is part of a wider strategy of the Greek Government for the “Digital School”, which includes the completion of training courses for teachers on the use and application of ICT and of digital tools, plus a fully operational and accessible e-repository of educational text books.

The project is divided into six sub-projects: the supply and installation of interactive systems, which includes purchasing 36 804 interactive systems, trainings, installation and demonstration services; the supply and installation of mobile computer laboratories, with ten laptops for a primary school and fifteen for a secondary school; a subproject dealing with the overall organisation and management; the promotion and publicity of the project; support services; and the external evaluation of the operation.

A job-creating project with a large scope

Overall, 825 463 pupils, from primary schools to lyceums and institutes, will benefit from the project, representing 8 % of the overall Greek population. Furthermore, 24 jobs are expected to be created during the implementation of the project.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Digital Services of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs” is EUR 174 441 430, of which the EU’s European Regional Development Fond is contributing EUR 146 635 815 from the Operational Programmes “Digital Convergence”, “Attica”, “Central Macedonia – Western Macedonia – Eastern Macedonia & Thrace”, “Thessalia – Sterea Ellada – Ipiros”, and “Crete and the Aegean Islands” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.

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