Loukas Zacheilas

Head of Department, VET systems and Institutions

Dr Loukas Zahilas is Head of the Department for VET Systems and Institutions (DSI) at Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. He studied Chemistry and Information Technologies and he has a PhD in educational policies (qualifications frameworks). 

His more than 27 years of professional experience in vocational education and training was mainly acquired at the Greek Ministry of Education, the University of Athens and Cedefop. He served for many years at various Directorate posts representing Greece in EU bodies and groups.

Loukas Zahilas joined Cedefop in 2006 working on qualifications and the common EU tools. Currently he is a member of Cedefop’s management team. His department’s work supports the EC, Member States and social partners in fostering policy developments and accelerating the pace of VET reforms, focuses on strengthening cooperation to the further development and informs political discussions on the future of VET.