The Commission has published the general call for proposals for 2013 for participation in the last year of the Lifelong Learning Programme. Through the programme the EU enables people of all ages to gain experience through studies, training or learning abroad and supports co-operation between schools, universities and enterprises in different European countries.
Besides Comenius (school education), Erasmus (higher education), Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education & training), Grundtvig (adult education) and Jean Monnet (European integration studies), the programme offers support to activities for policy co-operation, in the fields of languages, information and communication technologies and dissemination and exploitation of results.
The 2013 call has five priorities:
- Develop strategies for lifelong learning and mobility
- Encourage cooperation between the worlds of education, training and work
- Support initial and continuous training of teachers, trainers and education and training institutions' managers
- Promote the acquisition of key competences throughout the education and training system
- Promote social inclusion and gender equality in education and training, including the integration of migrants and Roma
These priorities reflect main issues at stake of the political agenda for education and training in the European Union.
All information needed to apply for participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme, in particular the priorities of the Call for Proposals 2013 and the Guide to the programme, are available online.