Leonardo da Vinci programme

                                                                      

 
 

Leonardo da Vinci programme

Background
The European Union's vocational training programme Leonardo da Vinci aims to support Member States' policies on employability, lifelong learning and social inclusion. It seeks to achieve this through transnational mobility initiatives and the exchange of good practice and innovation between Member States. The current phase of the Leonardo programme will last for seven years from 2000 to 2006. with a budget of €1,5 billion. Since 1st November 1998 Estonia has been full member of the Leonardo da Vinci programm.

Objectives
The programme focuses on three main objectives, which can be summarised as follows:
• To improve the skills and competences of people in initial vocational training, through existing work-linked training programmes.
• 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 partnership.
In addition to the abovementioned aims important subjects are the development of professional orientation and couselling and the assurance of equal opportunities to participate in working life and professional training.

Additional information from here and here.

EL Leonardo da Vinci website.
Home page of the Estonian Leonardo Center