The Leonardo da Vinci Certificate in Mobility is a recognition of the capacity of an institution to implement a Leonardo da Vinci mobility project of excellent quality. The quality aspects cover the content of the mobilty activity (policy, strategy, workprogramme) as well as the operational and financial capacity of the institution.
The Leonardo da Vinci certificate in mobility is awarded by the National Agencies on the basis of an application linked or annexed to a mobility project application introduced at the same calldeadline. It will be delivered for a period of 4 years (max. until the end of the LLP in 2013). The certificate will allow a simplified grant application in the following calls.
In the application for the certificate, the institution will be asked to describe its previous experiences and achievements in Leonardo da Vinci mobility. It will also show the extent to which international mobility is part of the organisations' policy and if quality management is ensured. Further project developments planned will be described.
The Leonardo Mobility Certificate will be delivered to a limited number of institutions in order to ensure that the programme remains open to potential new applicants. A certificate can cover several target groups (IVT, PLM and/or VETPRO) if project applications exist for those groups. It remains, however, linked to the project and can not be automatically extended to other departments or branches, except if already plausibly foreseen in the application for the certificate.
The National Agency will reserve a part of the available budget for this action. A certificate is not an automatic guarantee for funding.
A Leonardo Mobility Certificate can be withdrawn in case of non compliance to the quality criteria set out in the application and in case of breach of financial and operational rules of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.