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  1. Lifelong Learning Programme 2007 - 2013

  2. Why is the EU active in education & vocational training? EU Treaty Article 149To contribute to the development of quality education by encouraging cooperation between Member States and, if necessary, by supporting and supplementing their action. Article 150To implement a vocational training policy which supports and supplements the action of the Member States.

  3. Member States are in charge of their education and training systems… …the European Commission has a supporting, fostering role

  4. 2005 re-launch: “EU to become an advanced knowledge society with sustainable development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion.” Over-arching EU policy goal: The Lisbon Strategy “The Union must become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world.” Lisbon, March 2000

  5. The EU is working towards Lisbon … Policy work with Member states Programmes - subsidies

  6. The Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)… …the European Union flagship programme in education & vocational training

  7. The Lifelong Learning Programme fosters… • co-operation among institutions in countries participating in it • mobility

  8. Duration:January 2007 – December 2013 Budget: € 7 billion Participating countries in 2007:27 EU-Member States Norway, Iceland and LiechtensteinTurkey The programme is also open for future participation to: (Swiss Confederation) (Countries of the Western Balkans) Lifelong Learning Programme

  9. Lifelong Learning Programme Specific Objectives • Contribute to the development of quality lifelong learning and promote high performance, innovation and a European dimension in systems and practices in the field • Support the realisation of a European area for lifelong learning • Help improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of the opportunities for lifelong learning available within Member States • Reinforce the contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, gender equality and personal fulfilment • Help promote creativity, competitiveness, employability and the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit • Contribute to increased participation in lifelong learning by people of all ages, including those with special needs and disadvantaged groups, regardless of their socio-economic background • Promote language learning and linguistic diversity • Support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning • Reinforce the role of lifelong learning in creating a sense of European citizenship based on understanding and respect for human rights and democracy, and encouraging tolerance and respect for other peoples and cultures • Promote cooperation in quality assurance in all sectors of education and training in Europe • Encourage the best use of results, innovative products and processes and to exchange good practice in the fields covered by the Lifelong Learning Programme, in order to improve the quality of education and training

  10. LLP: Structure

  11. Budget Breakdown of LLP

  12. Budget Breakdown of LLP

  13. Simpler money • Increased use of lump-sum funding for mobility, Intensive Programmes, etc • Single contract for decentralised actions with scope for transfer between headings

  14. Less money (than requested) • Commission original proposal € 13.6 billion • Final figure € 7 billion


  16. Who was Comenius? Jan Amos Comenius 1592 - 1670 Czech bishop ‘Father of Modern Education’

  17. Comenius – Specific Objectives • To develop knowledge and understanding among young people and educational staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its values • To help young people to acquire the basic life-skills and competences necessary for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship

  18. Comenius – Operational Objectives • Improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility involving pupils and educational staff in different Member States; • Improve the quality and to increase the volume of partnerships between schools in different Member States, so as to involve at least 3 million pupils in joint educational activities during the period of the programme; • Encourage the learning of modern foreign languages; • Support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning; • Enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training; • Support improvements in pedagogical approaches and school management.

  19. Comenius Actions • Multilateral Cooperation Projects • Comenius School Partnerships and Comenius Regio • Mobility of individuals: Individual Pupil Mobility, In-Service Training, Comenius Assistantships • Comenius Networks • Accompanying measures

  20. Multilateral Cooperation Projects

  21. Multilateral Cooperation Projects Development and transfer of innovationin • educational best practices • guidance for learners & teachers • new teacher training courses

  22. Criteria • Participants — Minimum 3 partners from 3 different countries.Typically teacher training institutes, universities, associations, NGOs, etc. • Duration — Max.2 years • Budget — up to 300.000 Euro • Selection — By the European Commission

  23. School Partnerships

  24. School Partnerships Multilateral* partnerships between schools. Activities may be • pupil-oriented and / or • school-oriented (*bilateral partnerships possible with a focus on language learning, including class exchange)

  25. Criteria • Class exchanges can be included • Staff and Pupil Mobility — Budgetary support for mobility and local project costs • Duration 2 years • Selection by National Agencies

  26. Comenius Regio • New action • Objective: to foster inter-regional cooperation between organisations responsible for any aspect of school education • Not starting before 2008

  27. Individual Pupil Mobility • New action • Duration: up to one school year • Secondary level pupils • Not starting before 2008 • Only between schools involved in Comenius School Partnerships

  28. In-service Training

  29. In-Service Training • Participation in European training activities for teachers and other school education staff • Training has to take place abroad, not in home country

  30. Criteria • Course themes: teaching techniques, methodologies, school management issues, etc. Also placements or job-shadowing • Grant contributes to travel and subsistence costs and course fees • Duration — Several days to 6 weeks; typically 1-2 weeks • Selection — By National Agencies

  31. Comenius Assistantships

  32. Criteria • Student teachers gain first teaching experiences in another European country • Grant contributes to travel and subsistence, linguistic preparation • Duration — 3 months to max. 1 school year • Selection — By National Agencies

  33. Comenius Networks

  34. What are the Comenius Networks for? • Improve education in a discipline or subject area • Facilitate cooperation between projects working on similar themes • Disseminating best practice • Content support and needs analysis

  35. Criteria • Participants — Min. 6 partners from 6 different countries, all actors in the field of school education • Grant — up to € 450.000 • Duration — up to 3 years • Selection — By the European Commission

  36. Comenius Accompanying measures • Activities not eligible under the main Actions, • Communication and dissemination activities


  38. Who was Erasmus? Desiderius Erasmus 1466 – 1536 ‘Father of the Revival of Learning’

  39. Erasmus - Specific objectives • Support the realisation of a European Higher Education Area • Reinforce the contribution of higher education and advanced vocational education to the process of innovation

  40. Erasmus - operational objectives towards 3 mio students by 2012 • Improve the quality and increase the volume of: • Student and teacher mobility (3M by 2012!) • Multilateral cooperation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) • HEIs / enterprises cooperation • Increase the degree of transparency and compatibility between higher education and advanced vocational education • Facilitate the development of innovative practices in education and training at tertiary level and their transfer, even between participating countries • Support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning

  41. Erasmus – University Charter The entry ticket and quality commitment for all Erasmus activities Fundamental requirements Erasmus Policy Statement • HEIs eligible to participate in the LLL programme according to the national authorities can apply • currently ~ 2500 EUC holders

  42. Erasmus Decentralised actions(managed by the National Agencies)

  43. Erasmus Centralised actions(managed by the Executive Agency)

  44. Duration 3 – 12 months Student Mobility Studies/Placements budget: appr. € 290 million 2007 average mobility grant: € 200 per month for studies € 500 per month for placements students are selected by their HEI Student Mobility

  45. Student mobility — STUDIES The traditional student mobility • Duration 3–12 months • Enrolled at least in second year • Inter-institutional agreements • Full recognition • Learning agreement • Transcript of records • No tuition fees principles to apply

  46. Student mobility — PLACEMENTS Enterprises, training and research centres, other organisations • Duration 3–12 months • Enrolled at least in second year • Contract between student, home HEI and host organisation • Full recognition • Application either: • - directly by HEI to NA • - via certified consortia to NA principles to apply

  47. Duration min 5 hours MAX 6 weeks Staff Mobility Teaching assignment Staff training budget: appr. € 21 million 2007 teachers are selected by their HEI Staff Mobility

  48. Staff mobility — TEACHING the traditional mobility / exchanges, co-teaching • Minimum of 5 hours • Maximum 6 weeks • Inter-institutional agreements • Pre-agreed programme of lectures principles to apply

  49. Staff mobility — TRAINING for teaching and other staff in HEIs and enterprises • Duration 1-6 weeks • Mobility to/from enterprises — For seminars, workshops, courses, practical training, short secondments, etc. • Mobility of administrative staff to another university — For learning and transfer of good practice via short secondments, job shadowing, study visits, etc. principles to apply