Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete as public administrative
agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Education Religious Affairs of Greece,
implements the educational policy of the Ministry as far as schooling is concerned, connects
local education agents to central services and organizations, supervises the Regional Centre
of Educational Planning of Crete and administers all the school units of primary and
secondary education of Crete.
It’s main roles are to:

  • Implement the educational policy of the Ministry as far as schooling is concerned
  • Connect local education agents to central services and organizations
  • Supervise the Regional Centre of Educational Design of Crete.
  • Administer and Supervise 752 Primary Schools, 183 Secondary Schools, 34 Vocational
    Schools, 89240 Students, 10508 teachers
  • Promote European Orientation to Education
  • Support and assist schools participating in European projects
  • Implement these projects.

The following services come also under the respective Directorates :
1) The Regional Further Education Centres (PEK)
2) The Centres of Differential Assessment, Diagnosis and Support of Special Education Needs
3) Environmental Education Centres (KPE)
4) Pre-Primary, Primary, Special and Secondary Coordinators of Education
One of the tasks of Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete is to
manage the implementation of various European educational projects, and provide
assistance to schools wishing to participate to European projects.
Our authority the last 6 years has implemented the following European projects:
• Comenius Multilateral Project (527920-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP) : “Building
Rapport To Prevent Early School Leaving”
• Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships (2015-1-PT01-KA201-0129) : “Enhancing coding skills
in European Schools”

• Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships (2015-1-TR01-KA201-022591) : “Visual Teaching and
Digital Storytelling as an Educational Tool”
• Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships (2016-1-ES01-KA201-025421) : “Supporting school
teachers to prevent dropout of migrant students – KEEP ON”
• Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships (2016-1-MT01-KA201-015203) : “Explore More”
• Horizon2020 (H2020-ICT-2016-1-732489) : “Demonstration of a scalable and cost-effective
cloud-based digital learning infrastructure through the Certification of digital competences
in primary and secondary schools”
• Erasmus+ KA201 (2017-1-PL01-KA201-038543) : “INTEGRATING MOBILE LEARNING AND
• Erasmus+ KA201 (2017-1-IT02-KA201-036749) : “Content Audio Video mAnagement
SyStem Plus – CAnVASS+”
• Erasmus+ KA201 (2017-1-EL01-KA201-036241) : “Enhancing critical thinking in schools for
marine pollution using innovative ICT technologies (Sea4All)”
• Erasmus+KA3 (592218-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN): “ALICE “Adapting Learning in
Inclusive Communities and Environment””
• Erasmus KA201 (2018-1-EL01-KA201-047823): CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS Promoting Coding
and STEM Skills Through Robotics: Supporting Primary Schools to Develop Inclusive Digital
Strategies for All
• HORIZON -822536 (H2020-SC6-MIGRATION): Integration Mapping of Refugee and Migrant
Children in schools and other experiential organizations in Europe – IMMERSE