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Leonardo Grants Logo The Leonardo Da Vinci Programme

The Leonardo da Vinci programme is part of the European Commission's new Lifelong Learning Programme and is designed to build a skilled workforce through European partnerships. Leonardo funds transnational work placement, exchanges and the development of training methods, materials and contents with the objective of improving the provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET) across Europe.

What are the aims?

Specific objectives

  • To support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development.
  • To support improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices.
  • To enhance the attractiveness of vocational education and training and mobility for employers and individuals and to facilitate the mobility of working trainees
Operational objectives
  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility throughout Europe of people involved in initial vocational education and training and in continuing training, so as to increase placements in enterprises to at least 80.000 per year by the end of the LLP.
  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of co-operation between institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities, enterprises, social partners and other relevant bodies throughout Europe.
  • To facilitate the development of innovative practices in the field of vocational education and training other than at tertiary level, and their transfer, including from one participating country to others
  • To improve the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, including those acquired through non-formal and informal learning
  • To encourage the learning of modern foreign languages
  • To support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning

How to apply for a Leonardo Grant?

Click on the link for your country:

 Austria Bulgaria Belgium Czech Republic Finland France
 Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia
 Netherlands Portugal  Romania Slovakia Spain Turkey

Information taken from the European Union Education & Training website.