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The advantages of communicating in more than one language have never been greater. For European citizens, multilingualism opens the door to employment, social activities and greater enjoyment of life. Multilingualism also helps to build a stronger and more integrated Europe.


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Lifelong Learning Programmes

The LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME offers a wide range of actions designed to support language learning, for pre-schoolers, students, adults, teachers, educational institutions and individuals who could benefit from using another language in their work. Click on the links below to find out how specific actions can benefit you, your family and the community where you live.

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Languages Key Activity

The LANGUAGES KEY ACTIVITY is designed to encourage linguistic diversity throughout the European Union. Its objectives include the improvement of access to language resources and the development of new techniques and practices in language teaching.

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COMENIUS focuses on the first phase of education, from pre-school and primary to secondary school. It addresses pupils, teachers and school staff members, as well as parent associations, local authorities and non-governmental organisations.

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LEONARDO DA VINCI aims to increase access to vocational training in Europe as well as improving its quality through innovation and enhanced support.

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ERASMUS seeks to enhance higher education programmes by encouraging co-operation among universities, including student and teacher exchanges, joint development of curricula, networking among faculties and credit transfers.

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GRUNDTVIG is a programme for adults of any age who want to increase their language skills for professional, social or academic reasons. It encourages language learning in both formal and informal settings, as well as helping individuals to learn on their own.

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ICT Key Activity

The ICT KEY ACTIVITY encourages the use of new information and communication technologies in learning, especially in promoting access to educational resources.