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Leonardo - Vocational training

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The Leonardo da Vinci programme deals with the teaching and learning needs of all those in vocational education, other than advanced vocational education and training at tertiary level. The programme also addresses the institutions and organisations that provide vocational education. It aims in particular to adapt vocational training so that it can respond to changing demands for skills in the labour market. Developing vocational competences of young people is another central objective of Leonardo.  

 

Priorities

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A number of specific priorities have been identified for Leonardo during the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013.

 

Cross-border mobility of workers

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This will be supported through projects addressing linguistic and cultural preparation.  Funding is available for placements abroad and Leonardo will work towards common recognition of skills learned as part of such placements.

 

Transformation of European education and training systems through modernisation and adaptation measures

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The areas eligible under this priority include:

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  1. making qualifications such as Europass and EQF more transferable and transparent
  2. improving the quality of vocational education systems and practices
  3. promoting eLearning
  4. training the trainers - assisting vocational teachers with new learning methods
  5. developing a vocational training and education credit transfer system for Europe
  6. developing non-formal and informal learning systems through measures such as quality standards and exchange of experience
 

Leonardo is aimed at a wide range of potential beneficiaries: trainers and training organisations, companies, social partners, researchers, non-profit making and voluntary organisations, workers, and others involved in vocational education.