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The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 (previously referred to as the "Integrated action programme in the field of lifelong learning" or the "Integrated programme") is the "European Union programme for education and training.

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Introduction[edit]

The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 was established by Decision No.1720/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006.[1] It is the single financial instrument available to the Commission for its directly managed education and training policies during the period covered by the "European Union's current "financial perspective. The Programme continues the main actions launched under previous action programmes (in particular, it brings together the various actions financed under the "Socrates programme and the "Leonardo da Vinci programme). It has six sub-programmes:

Objectives[edit]

The Programme's objectives[3] are first, to support the development of quality "lifelong learning (a reference to the first paragraphs of Articles 149 and 150 of the "Treaty of Rome, which establish the European Union's duties in education and training in those terms); and thereafter to help "member states of the European Union develop their own "education and training systems. Although the objectives are expressed in somewhat abstract terms, they are underpinned by actions which concentrate on the creation of links between people, institutions and countries in education and training – what the programme describes as the "European Dimension" of education and training.

Actions supported[edit]

The programme supports exchanges and connections between people, institutions and countries within the "European Union and the "European Economic Area.

Exchanges between individuals[edit]

These include (for example):

Exchanges between institutions[edit]

These include (for example):

Connections between countries[edit]

These include (for example):

Programme Mechanics[edit]

The management of the programme is very largely decentralised to a network of "national agencies", nominated by the participating countries.[13] All individual mobility schemes and partnerships, and many multilateral projects, will be funded through these agencies. A limited number of projects will be handled centrally either by the "European Commission itself or through its "Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – a public agency funded by the Commission and operating on its behalf.[14]

Funding[edit]

The Programme has an indicative total budget of €6.970 billion over the seven years 2007–2013. Minimum seven-year allocations for each of the four bigger programmes are laid down[15] as follows:

The remaining budget is to be spent on other actions and administrative costs. Experience of previous programmes suggests that the final seven-year budget will slightly exceed the current estimate[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Journal of the "European Union No L327 of 24 November 2006 [1]
  2. ^ "Lifelong Learning Program". European Union Pprograms Agency. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  3. ^ cf article 1.3 of the decision
  4. ^ Erasmus website
  5. ^ Cf 2007 Course Catalogue at
  6. ^ cf 2007 description at
  7. ^ cf 2007 description at
  8. ^ cf
  9. ^ cf overview at
  10. ^ Leonardo da Vinci
  11. ^ cf the network on ICT in education and training; example of a report at [2] or the History Network providing materials and guidelines for researching, teaching and learning European History CLIOH-WORLD
  12. ^ cf the "Commission's annual "progress report": 2006 version at [3]
  13. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/national_en.html
  14. ^ http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/index.htm
  15. ^ cf Annex B.11 of the decision
  16. ^ As was the case for the previous "Socrates and "Leonardo da Vinci Programme.

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