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LifelongLearningProgramme2007 - 2013 Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig Partnership Cmepius
What is partnership? A partnership is an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. (wikipedia)
Partnership • Multilateral project: at least 3 partners in 3 different participating countries • Partnership work plan: last for 2 years • How to find partners: Preparatory visit, contact seminar • Eligibility period: 1 August 2012 - 31 July 2014
Partnership funding Each partner will be responsible for their own funding, based on pre-defined LUMPSUM AMOUNT: • depends on minimum number of mobilities (4, 8, 12, 24) • differs from country to country – consult your NA • every partner gets funding from its own NA • Definition of mobility: one travel of one person abroad • local activities & international mobilities
Roles in a partnership COORDINATOR: • one institution among the partners, formal leader • responsible for finalizing and submitting the application to its NA • application is evaluated by two experts in the coordinator´s country • Define who could replace the coordinator PARTNERS: • print, sign and send an originalcopy of the application to their own National Agency • equal distribution of tasks within partnership
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership Field: • Vocational education and training - VET Enables organisations to: • Work with partners from across Europe • Exchange best practices • Increase their staff’s expertise
Leonardo da Vinci partnership Who can apply? • VET schools or institutions • world of work enterprises: VET providers associated with enterprises, sector representations, branches, professionalassociations, representatives of working life and other organisations providing evidence of links to working life andemployment !At least one full partner should represent the world of work!
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership Framework for small-scale cooperation activities betweenorganisations working in the field of VET Cooperation on themes of mutual interest to the participating organisations Cooperation between VET schools/institutions, enterprises,social partners and other VET stakeholders Cooperation at national, regional or local level
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership Examples of topics which could be covered within a LdV partnership (1): • Development of guidance and advice on VET; • Opening VET to flexible pathways and create better conditions for transition to working life; • Reinforce or create closer links of VET with working life; • Promoting the recognition of non-formal and informal learning; • Responding to the needs of the labour market, particularly of SMEs, anticipation of skills needed in labour market;
Examples of topics which could be covered within a LdV partnership (2): • Improve the qualification of teachers and trainers; • Support the implementation of Quality assurance in VET; • Cooperate in the area of transparency of VET systems (i.e. ECVET, EQF, Europass…); • Support the development of national qualifications frameworks in relation to EQF; • Cooperate to test and apply common concepts developed at European level with the aim toachieve a spreading at the level of the actors “on the ground”.
Leonardo da Vinci Partnership The LdV Partnership will produce an outcome or results which allow later dissemination and further application of the results of the cooperation. This can be descriptive or tangible, take the form of a common report, a conference, a CD, a tangible product as developed for / on behalf of/with the involvement of trainees, a training concept in a specific VET field, recomendations, ...
GrundtvigPartnership GRUNDTVIG PROGRAME Fileld: non vocational adult education. It aims: • to enhance the provision of adult education through European cooperation and to enable adults • to play an active role in society and re-engage in learning. It has the following specific objectives: to respond to the educational challenge of an ageing population; and to help provide adults with pathways to improving their knowledge and competences.
GrundtvigPartnership Small-scale cooperation activities involving the exchange of knowledge, experience, information, staff and learners acrossEurope.
Does my project fit with the aims of the Grundtvigprogramme? • working in the field of adult learning in the broadest sense -formal, non-formal or informal • related to basic skills, social skills or skills for life • fostering a love of learning and re-engaging people in education Grundtvig programme is NOT suitable for projects related specifically to skills and competences for work, nor for those involved in vocational education or higher education.
Activities in GRU partnership project meetings exchanges of staff and adult learners exchanges of experience and good practice fieldwork, project research producing technical/art objects, drawings... performances, exhibitions self-evaluation activities dissemination activities producing of products etc.
Documents Call for proposals 2012 • Strategic priorities • Guide for applicants • NAs websites and instructions, national priorities
eForms e-form is submitted by coordinator only (!), who saves the application in a PDF e-form on his computer . Coordinator sends submitted e-form to all partners(!). All have to print and sign theApplication form and send it by post to their own NA by the deadline – 21.2.2012!
Submitting the application to NA Each partner: • examines the checklist in the application • sends the copy to its NA (paper version) • follows national administrative priorities • assures the application is signed by a legal representative
Selection procedure (1) Eligibility criteria: • checked by NA staff - use of common EU eligibility checklist), Quality evaluation of the application: • in coordinator´s NA • done by two external experts – use of common European quality assessment form
Selection procedure (2) EU scale: • 25% of the projects with the highest score automatically approved • Those with less than 50 points out of 100 automatically rejected • Other projects are sorted again and approved until the budget of the country concerned is used Selection Results (June 2012) • Notfying the applicants (by NAs) • Contractualisation Phase • Start of project activites
Writing the application While writing the application: • Team work is crucial • Set „internal“ deadlines for all relevant tasks • Choose lead writer • Do not rush • Send final version to partners in time • Allow time for printing, translating and posting • Complete every section in the application
Good application Clear objectives and realistically expected outcomes Relevant topics/themes to the programme Equal distribution of tasks among partners Good communication and cooperation among partners Clear and coherent workplan Plans for ongoing evaluation of the project Plans for dissemination activities Added value for institution/local envirnonment
Main problems in the applications Not all questions answered Too general description Unrealistic planning, vague or too ambitious Work programme does not cover the whole eligible period Unbalanced roles of partners Lack of evaluation/dissemination Only mobilities are planned
Suggestions Follow instructions of your NA Take part in workshops organised by NAs Ask advice from your local expert/colleague Ask advice from experienced institution
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