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Lifelong learning programme leonardo da vinci projects
Lifelong Learning Programme Leonardo da Vinci projects

”Today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare challenges for citizens and professionals”, 15th-17th May, Aarhus Social and Healthcare College

Presentation by Amanda Møller Lützhøft and Katrine Kruse, CIRIUS, Danish National Agency

Lifelong learning programme leonardo da vinci projects


  • The Lifelong Learning Programme

  • Grundtvig

    Leonardo da Vinci:

  • Transfer and Development of Innovation

  • Partnerships

  • Mobility - Placements and Exchanges

  • Preparatory Visits

Lifelong learning programme leonardo da vinci projects

”Education and Training 2010”Three priorities:1) to improve the quality and effectiveness of EU education and training systems2) to ensure that they are accessible for all3) to open up education and training to the wider world

The copenhagen process 2002
The Copenhagen Process (2002)

1) European dimension

2) Transparency, information and guidance

3) Recognition of competences and qualifications

4) Quality assurance

Grundtvig actions
Grundtvig actions

  • Multilateral projects (EU Executive Agency)

  • Thematic networks (EU Executive Agency)

  • Accompanying measures (EU Executive Agency)

  • Partnerships (National Agency)

  • In-service training (National Agency)

  • Contact seminars (National Agency)


European priorities:

  • Key competences

  • Improving the quality, attractiveness of and access to adult education

  • Promoting adult learning for marginalised and disadvantaged citizens and migrants

  • Learning in later life; Inter-generational and family learning

Leonardo da vinci actions
Leonardo da Vinci actions

  • Transfer of Innovation projects

  • Development of Innovation projects (Executive Agency, EU)

  • Partnerships

  • Placements and Exchanges

  • Preparatory visits (incl. contact seminars)

Development and transfer of innovation projects
Development- and Transfer of Innovation projects

European priorities:

  • Developing the skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors

  • Developing the quality and attractiveness of VET systems and practices

  • Transparency and recognition of competences and qualifications

  • Skills development of adults in the labour market

  • Raising competence levels of groups at risk

  • Developing the learning environment

Development of innovation
Development of Innovation

  • Projects develop new solutions to help several countries and/or sectors to cope with a common challenge which is not yet addressed at European level

  • Administered by the Commission – Executive Agency (EACEA)

  • Practical information:

Transfer of innovation
Transfer of Innovation

Practical information

  • Duration: maximum 2 years

  • At least 3 partners from 3 different countries; more is better

  • Funding: max. 100.000 € pr. year (max. 75%) in Denmark. Up to 150.000 pr. year in EU

  • Application to NA of coordinator’s country

Transfer of innovation1
Transfer of Innovation

  • Focus on the identification of innovative solutions for adaptation and implementation in some target countries and/or sectors

  • Adaptation of innovative content developed in previous projects (e.g. Leo Pilot projects)

  • Integration of knowledge and results from previous projects on VET

Transfer of innovation2
Transfer of Innovation

Find it:

  • Definethe target group; analyse, identify and prepare the needs

  • Select and evaluate the innovative elements to meet requirements

  • Analyse possibilities to transfer the results

Transfer of innovation3
Transfer of innovation

Adapt innovative results:

  • Transfer results to new target groups, new sectors and/or new sociocultural and linguistic contexts

  • Adapt for VET and potential users’ needs and culture (e.g. upgrade and further develop the product, translations, etc.)

Transfer of innovation4
Transfer of Innovation

Use it:

  • Try out in new sectors with new target groups

  • Integration (certification) in regional-, national-, european- and/or sectoral education system

Transfer of innovation economy and budget
Transfer of Innovation - Economy and budget

Costs covered by Transfer of Innovation grants:

  • Staff Costs

  • Operating costs:

    • travel and subsistence

    • equipment

    • sub-contracting costs

    • other

  • Indirect costs

Transfer of innovation focus points in the evaluation
Transfer of Innovation - Focus points in the evaluation

Which criteria are applications evaluated by?

  • Justification

  • European dimensions

  • Innovative aspects

  • Results

  • Valorisation

  • Dissemination and exploitation

  • The partnership

  • Evaluation

  • Value for money


  • Exchange of experiences

  • Cooperation between VET institutions, enterprises and/or social partners on issues of common interest to VET

  • Cooperation between VET stakeholders at national, regional, local and sectoral levels

  • Cooperation to ensure active involvement in the implementation of the Copenhagen Process


Practical information:

  • Each partner apply in their own country (NA)

  • Duration: maximum 2 years

  • At least 3 partners from 3 different countries; more is better

  • Grants for travel, subsistence and operating costs

  • Grants are given as ’lump sum’ between 7.000 and 25.000 euro (in DK) for number of mobilities

Lifelong learning programme leonardo da vinci projects

Leonardo Mobility – Placements and Exchances

  • Apply nationally (National Agency)

  • On the Commission’s application form

  • The placements or the Exchances must be Vocational

  • At least two countries involved

  • Maximum duration for the project is two years

European objectives
European Objectives

  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility throughout Europe.

  • To improve the quality and to increase the volume of co-operations between institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities, enterprises, social partners and other relevant bodies throughout Europe.

  • Improve the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences.

  • Encourage the learning of modern foreign languages.

Quality criteria and priorities
Quality criteria and priorities

European criteria

  • Clear desciption of objectives, needs, content and duration of the training period abroad

  • The placement is an integrated part of the vocational training course

  • Individual, linguistic and cultural preparation

  • Validation of acquired competences (Europass)

Who can apply
Who can apply?

  • Institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities in the field of vocational education and training.

  • Associations and organisations of VET, including trainees’-, parents’- and teachers’ associations.

  • Enterprises, social partners and other stakeholders of working life.

  • Organisations providing guidance and counselling.

  • Individuals can not apply.

1 target group ivt
1. Target group IVT

Initial Vocational Training

Students and apprentices undergoing:

  • Vocational education

  • Healthcare education

  • Agricultural education

  • Accompanying persons (only possible for young people or students with special needs)

  • The mobility must be vocational, either in a school or work placement

  • Duration from 3 to 39 weeks

2 target group plm
2. Target group PLM

People in the Labour Marked

  • All people in the labour market, employed and unemployed.

  • Must be a work placement or in a vocational institution.

  • Duration from 3 to 39 weeks

3 target group vetpro
3. Target group VETPRO

Professionals in Vocational Educational and Training

  • Work placements in enterprices

  • Stays in vocational schools and guidance centers

  • Job shadowing

  • Stays in organisations

  • The purpose is supplementary training and knowledge exchance

  • Duration from 1 to 6 weeks

  • VETPRO is not for study visits, preparatory visits or visiting lecturers

Grant and economy
Grant and economy

The grant covers

  • Transport

  • Subsistence

  • Administration

  • Individual, linguistic and cultural preparation

    Grants differ from country to country

Preparatory visits
Preparatory visits

  • Grants for visits preparing all Leonardo project types

  • Contributions towards participation in contact seminars and meetings with new partners

  • Grants cover travel and subsistence costs

Countries participating in the lifelong learning programme
Countries participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme

  • The 27 EU Member States

  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

  • Turkey

  • ’Silent partners’ from other European countries possible

Call for applications 2009
Call for applications 2009


  • Development of Innovation: February 2009 Executive Agency)

  • Transfer of Innovation: March 2009

  • Partnerships: February 2009

  • Placements and Exchanges: February 2009

  • Preparatory visits:Ongoing (in DK one month before the visit)

For more information
For more information

Executive Agency (EACEA):

European Commission – Lifelong Learning Programme:

European Commission – Education and Training 2010:

National Agencies:

Contacts in cirius
Contacts in CIRIUS

CIRIUS - Danish National Agency

  • Katrine Kruse, (Leonardo mobility) ; tel. 0045 33957076

  • Amanda Møller Lützhøft, (Leonardo Transfer of Innovation and Partnerships) ; 0045 33926216