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Leonardo da Vinci
 

Programme

Leonardo da Vinci is a European Union programme which aims to improve the quality of vocational training by supporting Member States' policies on lifelong learning, employability and social inclusion. The Leonardo programme seeks to achieve this through transnational mobility, exchange of good practice and by improving innovation and quality. It also promotes the European dimension in vocational training systems and practices.

Objectives

  • to improve the skills and the compentences of young people in initial vocational training
  • to improve the quality of, and access to, continuing vocational training and lifelong learning
  • to promote innovation through training, to improve competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and to foster co-operation and partnerships.

Beneficiaries

Applications for Leonardo funding can be made by any public, semi-public or private organisation. Individuals may not submit applications. Organisations may submit proposals under more than one measure but each proposal must, be submitted separately.

Measures

Six types of project are funded:
  • Mobility - work placements and trainer exchanges between participating countries
  • Pilot Projects - the production of training materials to develop innovation and quality in training
  • Language Competences - the production of vocationally specific language learning materials
  • Transnational Networks - to facilitate the transfer and exchange of experience and good practice
  • Reference Materials - research and statistics
  • Joint Actions - collaborative projects with programmes such as Socrates and Youth

Further information is available on the Leonardo web site.

Contact details are also on the Leonardo web site.

There is also a range of case studies available.


 
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