Description of the activities presented on the stand
The stand of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture
presents information on the SOCRATES/Erasmus and LEONARDO DA VINCI
programmes, including demonstration of pilot projects.
All European Summits since Lisbon 2000 have underlined the
contribution of education to the setting up of the "Europe of
The SOCRATES/Erasmus programme implements action specifically
focused on Higher Education, which includes support for the
mobility of teachers and students, notably through exchanges.
Higher Education institutions are also able to take part in a wide
range of other programmes, including the RTD Framework Programme.
For further information, visit http://ec.europa.eu/education/higher.html
The LEONARDO DA VINCI programme (open to a broad spectrum of
participants, from university research students to the unemployed
and the socially disadvantaged) makes specific provision for
valorisation activities, defined as the process of enhancing or
optimising project outcomes through experimentation and
exploitation with a view to increasing their value and impact. The
ultimate aim is to transfer promising project results into
educational and vocational training systems and practices
throughout the countries participating in the programme. For
further information, visit: