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Leonardo da Vinci - Vocational education and training

Objectives and description of the action

The Leonardo da Vinci Programme, created in 1995, provides funding for individuals to spend a period abroad to improve their competences, knowledge and skills, as well as for cooperation between organisations, sectors and countries to improve the quality and recognition of vocational training.

This programme supports the development of skills and training by funding work placements and partnerships projects to improve the quality of training across Europe. These include 'mobility' initiatives enabling people to train in another country, co-operation projects to transfer or develop innovative practices, and networks focusing on topical themes in the sector.

The people able to benefit from the programme range from trainees in initial vocational training, to people who have already graduated, as well as VET professionals and anyone from organisations active in this field.
Leonardo da Vinci enables organisations in the vocational education sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices, and increase their staff's expertise. It should make vocational education more attractive to young people and, by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the programme also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labour market.

Innovation projects are key to the programme. They aim to improve the quality of training systems by developing and transferring innovative policies, courses, teaching methods, materials and procedures.

Leoardo da Vinci ACTIONS

There are a range of different funding opportunities 'actions' that the Leonardo da Vinci Programme supports vocational education and training, why not explore which one is right for you.

Mobility Projects

Mobility actions enable students, trainees, staff, job seekers and apprentices to travel abroad to have a unique opportunity to enhance their skills and personal development on a work placement in another European country. Download our Basic Facts on Mobility action

There are various project types:

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