The Methodological and Pedagogical Centre (MPC) as an Institute for In-Service Teachers' Education and Training, was set up for the provision and fulfilment of tasks within the area of professional and career development of teachers and reports directly to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. Professional staff of MPC compromises of teacher trainers and experienced qualified teachers. Main activities of MPC include the implementation of the systemic changes in the professionalization of the teacher profession; the offer of various continual educational programs; provision of exams for attestations; research in the field of education and professional development of teachers; publishing of teaching materials and evaluation of the experience with the continual education among employees. The MPC also organizes seminars, conferences and workshops. The Centre constantly improves the educational standards in Slovakia by participating in various national and European projects.