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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is an action that aims to use trans-national co-operation to enhance quality, promote innovation and support the European dimension of vocational training systems and practices.
In specific terms, Leonardo da Vinci pursues three central aims: to facilitate occupational integration, improve the quality of training and access to this training, and to boost the contribution of training to innovation.

What instruments are available?
The programme provides for five types of Community measures, which correspond to five specific types of activity:
· Mobility: support for transnational mobility projects for people in vocational training, especially young people, and for those responsible for training
· Pilot projects: support for transnational pilot projects to develop and transfer innovation and quality in vocational training, including actions focusing on the use of information and communication technologies in training
· Language skills: support for schemes to promote language and cultural skills in vocational training
· Trans-national networks: these aim to assemble, distil and build on European expertise and innovatory approaches, improve the analysis and anticipation of skills requirements, and disseminate the outputs and results of networks and projects throughout the Union
· Reference material: comparison of data, surveys and analyses, observation and dissemination of good practice

Which countries are involved?
Leonardo da Vinci is open to the participation of EU Member States, EFTA/EEA countries, the associated countries from Central and Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Malta. The participation of Turkey is subject to the conclusion of an agreement between Turkey and the European Union.

Who may apply?
Leonardo da Vinci is open to public and private sector organisations and companies operating in the field of training, or concerned by vocational training issues, and grouped in an international partnership.

How to apply?
The eligibility conditions for a project proposal are detailed in the guide.
Proposals should be sent:
· for thematic actions, joint actions and reference material, to the European Commission in Brussels
· for mobility actions, pilot projects (with the exception of thematic actions), language skills and transnational networks, to the National Agency.