The National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) is the national strategic agent for the development of the Human Resources of the Public Administration and Local Government. It was founded in 1983. It is a Public Entity supervised by the Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction. Its main mission is the improvement of the functioning and effectiveness of the public services and of the public agents through research on the documentation and through consulting support, the upgrading of the PA’s HR through life-long learning and through certified training on knowledge and skills, as well as the delivery of specialized officers of rapid promotion. This mission is realized through a series of targeted actions and initiatives that are implemented by the National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA), the Institute of Training (ΙΝΕP) with its decentralized annex in Thessaloniki (PINEPTH), and by its Documentation and Innovations Unit (Motek).