Lifelong Learning

General information

Lifelong Learning is a Program of community action in the fields of Education and Professional Training which aims to contribute through lifelong learning to the European Union enhancement as an advanced knowledge society with sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. In particular, it aims to foster interchange, cooperation and mobility between European institutions and systems of education and training within the EU in order that they become a world quality reference. The program was established under the No. 1720/2006/EK Decision of the European Parliament and European Council for the period from 1/1/2007 to 31/12/2013.

The structure of the Lifelong Learning Program consists of:

  • Four sectoral programs: the Erasmus for higher education, the Comenius for school education, the Grundtvig for adult education and the Leonardo da Vinci for professional education and training.
  • A Transversal Program concerning the exchange of information and experience between experts and senior education and training on issues of common interest, particularly in areas of preschool, primary and general or technical/professional secondary education and professional training (Study Visits), the development of innovations in ICT, dissemination and exploitation of results.
  • The Jean Monnet Program to support teaching, research and reflection on European integration and the strengthening of European institutions and associations.