About Lifelong Learning programme
As the flagship European Funding programme in the field of education and training, the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) enables individuals at all stages of their lives to pursue stimulating learning opportunities across Europe. It is an umbrella programme integrating various educational and training initiatives. LLP is divided in four sectorial sub programmes and four so called ‘transversal’ programmes.
The Erasmus programme was launched in June 1987 and in 2012 celebrated its 25th anniversary. It is one of the best-known Community actions and addresses the teaching and learning needs of all those in formal higher education and vocational education and training at tertiary level. It supports the achievement of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and reinforces the contribution of higher education and advanced vocational education to the process of innovation.
Erasmus centralised actions support transnational cooperation among higher education institutions and other relevant stakeholders across Europe through multilateral projects, including projects designed to reach out to the world of business, as well as networks and accompanying measures.
The Erasmus University Charter (EUC) provides the general framework for the European co-operation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Erasmus programme. It is a prerequisite for HEI to organise student mobility and teaching and other staff mobility, to carry out Erasmus intensive language courses and intensive programmes, and to apply for multilateral projects, networks, accompanying measures and to organise preparatory visits.
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Investing in Europe’s education, training
and youth 2014-2020
Find here more information: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/events/infodays_2013/infoday_llp_2013_en.php
Education and training in times of crisis
ET 2020 – working priorities 2012-14
Strategic objective I: Lifelong learning and mobility
•Implementation of national lifelong learning strategies with the focus on the tools that enable the different learning pathways – validation of non-formal/informal learning outcomes; lifelong guidance; development of NQF linked to EQF;
•Promoting of learning mobility within Europe and worldwide focusing on quality, removing barriers and supporting the mobility of teachers
ET 2020 – working priorities 2012-14 11 Strategic objective II: Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training
Exchange of good practices between MS in the areas of:
•basic skills (literacy, MST) and languages;
•professional development of teachers, trainers and school leaders;
•modernisation higher education and increasing tertiary attainment levels;
•more attractive and relevant VET;
•efficient funding and evaluation
ET 2020 – working priorities 2012-14 12 Strategic objective III: Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship
•To help MS implement two 2011 Council Conclusions:
•to combat early school leaving;
•to promote widespread and equitable access to early childhood education and care
ET 2020 – working priorities 2012-14 13 Strategic objective IV: Enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship at all levels of education and training
•Promotion of transversal key competences identified in 2006 Recommendation and focusing on those that can enhance innovation and creativity (entrepreneurship, e-literacy, media literacy, innovative learning environments, etc.);
•Development of effective forms of networking such as partnerships between schools and schools with business, research, civil society organisations