Policy co-operation and innovation
The Lifelong Learning Programme funds actions to support the development of policies and co-operation at all levels of education and training. Relevant activities include support for study visits for decision-makers and other stakeholders, as well as Europe-wide studies and comparative research in these fields."Policy co-operation and innovation" actions (part of the ‘transversal’ programme) should enhance the quality and transparency of education and training systems, monitor progress towards targets, identify areas of concern, and strengthen the collection of data and research across the EU.
Actions are relevant to policy-makers, experts and officials from national, regional or local authorities; directors of education, training, guidance and accreditation organisations; representatives of social partners; universities, academic and research institutes; as well as other education practitioners.
There are three main types of actions.
MobilityThere is an annual programme of study visits to encourage discussion, exchange of ideas and mutual learning on policies at the national and EU levels. These enable people working in the sector at the local, regional or national level to better understand specific aspects of education and vocational training policies in other countries.
Read more about study visits for education and vocational training specialists and decision makers.
ResearchGrants are awarded for studies and research that strengthen the evidence base for policy and practice in education and training.
Read more about studies and comparative research.
This part of the programme also covers actions that increase the transparency and recognition of qualifications, peer-learning activities and co-operation networks. However, these types of actions are subject to separate calls for proposals.