The Vlochos Archaeological Project is a collaboration between the Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa and the Swedish Institute at Athens, the latter represented by archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg and Bournemouth University.
The Ephorate of Antiquities of Karditsa is the supervising regional agency in questions relating to the conservation, protection and care of archaeological remains and objects within the regional unit of Karditsa. The Ephorate also handles questions concerning maintenance, repair and restoration of archaeological sites, and carries out systematic and rescue excavations of archaeological remains. Adding to this, the Ephorate is also responsible for the operation and promotion of the local Museum of Archaeology in Karditsa.
The Swedish Institute at Athens was founded in 1948, and was granted the legal position of foreign archaeological school in 1975. The institute administers all Swedish archaeological work conducted in Greece, and is financed mainly by the Swedish government but also by a number of private science foundations.
The Department of Historical Studies of the University of Gothenburg houses the three disciplines of History, Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. The department has conducted several archaeological field projects abroad, including on Cyprus, Sicily, and in Hungary.