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1 EU programmes on Education and training Sofia Papantoniadou, Lawyer, LLM, Centre of International and European Economic Law 17.05.2004, Blagoevgrad

2 SOCRATES SOCRATES is the European Community action programme in the field of education. It is based on Articles 149 and 150 of the EC Treaty. Art. 149 provides that the Community «shall contribute to the development of quality education» by means of a range of actions to be carried out in close cooperation with the Member States. The Treaty also contains a commitment to promote lifelong learning for all the Union's citizens. The second phase of the programme covers the period 1/01/2000 to 31/12/2006. It draws on the experiences of the first phase (1995- 1999), building on the successful aspects of the programme, improving and amalgamating several of the previous Actions and introducing a number of innovations. The budget allocated for the programme is EUR 1,850 million over seven years.

3 SOCRATES l COMENIUS l ERASMUS l GRUNDTVING l LINGUA l MINERVA l Observation and Innovation l Jointed Actions l Accompanying measures

4 COMENIUS European Cooperation on School Education l COMENIUS focuses on the first phase of education, from pre- school and primary to secondary school, and it is addressed to all members of the education community in the broad sense – pupils, teachers, other education staff, but also local authorities, parents' associations, non-government organisations... l COMENIUS supports school partnerships, projects for the training of school education staff, and school education networks. It thus aims to enhance the quality of teaching, strengthen its European dimension and promote language learning and mobility. l COMENIUS also emphasises certain issues: learning in a multi- cultural framework, which is the cornerstone of European citizenship, support for disadvantaged groups, countering under- achievement at school and preventing exclusion.

5 COMENIUS The Structure of Comenius l COMMENIUS 1 : School partnerships l COMMENIUS 2: Training of school education staff l COMMENIUS 3:Networks

6 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l s/comenius/index.html l Human Resource Development Centre 15 Graf Ignatiev St., 4 fl. BG - 1000 Sofia Tel.: (359-2) 9155 010 Fax: (359-2) 9155 049 E-mail:

7 ERASMUS Higher Education 1/2 l Students mobility (3-12 months in another participating country in the framework of agreed arrangements between universities). l Teachers mobility (of fully integrated teaching assignments in a partner University, 1 - 8 weeks) l Joint development of curriculum (a. joint development of "study programmes" (CD) at any level; b. joint development of European "modules" (EM), including specialised language modules; courses on history, society, culture, politics of other european countries; aspects on European integration or com- parative aspects relating to the content of a given discipline; c. - implementation and dissemination of curricular development projects (CDD) which have completed their development phase

8 ERASMUS Higher Education 2/2 l Recognition of periods of study abroad l Intensive Programmes (a short programme of study (10 days to 3 months) which brings students and staff from universities in different participating countries together with non academic experts, in any field of study). l Thematic networks (to define and develop a European dimension within a given academic discipline or study area, or in other matters of common interest, by means of co-operation between university faculties or departments).

9 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l socrates/erasmus/erasmus_en.html l Bulgarian SOCRATES National Agency National Coordination Unit of "Socrates II" Programme within the Human Resource Development Center 15, Graf Ignatiev Srt. BG- 1000 SOFIA l Tel.: (359-2) 70.41.82 / 73.10.41 / 73.99.74 Fax: (359-2) 971.34.57 E-mail :

10 Erasmus Mundus Is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third- countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third-country nationals participating in these Masters Courses, as well as scholarships for EU- nationals studying in third-countries.

11 Erasmus Mundus l ACTION 1 - Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses: high-quality integrated Masters Courses offered by a consortium of at least three universities in at least three different European countries. l ACTION 2 - Erasmus Mundus scholarships l ACTION 3 - Partnerships: Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses will also have the possibility of establishing partnerships with third-country higher education institutions. l ACTION 4 - Enhancing attractiveness: It will support activities that will improve the profile, the visibility and the accessibility of European higher education as well as issues crucial to the internationalisation of higher education, such as the mutual recognition of qualifications with third-countries.

12 Erasmus Mundus The programme is open to: l the 25 current and new EU Member States l the candidate countries for accession to the EU l the countries of the European Economic Area / European Free Trade Association lall the other countries of the world (third- countries ) As long as the official participation of the candidate countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) in the programme is not formalised, they will be considered third-countries

13 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l mmes/mundus/index_en.html

14 GRUNDTVIG Adult education and other educational pathways AIMS: l Promoting the development of concrete products and valid results which will be of use in several participating countries (if possible, throughout Europe) l Promoting European co-operation between bodies providing adult education l Contributing to improving the quality of teacher training relating to persons involved in the teaching of adults l Furthering the debate on lifelong learning and contributing to the dissemination of good practice.

15 GRUNDTVIG STRUCTURE: l Grundtving 1: Transnational cooperation projects l Grundtving 2: Learning partnerships l Grundtving 3: Mobility for training of educational staff l Grundtving 4: Networks

16 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l socrates/grundtvig/home_en.html socrates/grundtvig/home_en.html l SOCRATES National Agency 15 Graf Ignatiev Str., 4th fl. BG-1000 Sofia Tel.: (359) 2 915.50.38 Fax.: (359) 2 915.50.49 E-mail: Internet: Contact(s) : Ventsislav Arnaoudov Evgeny Ivanovevgeny@hrdc.bg

17 LINGUA Promotion of language teaching and learning AIMS to: l encourage and support linguistic diversity throughout the Union; l contribute to an improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning; l promote access to lifelong language learning opportunities appropriate to each individuals needs

18 LINGUA STRUCTURE: l Lingua 1 is intended to: l raise citizens awareness of the Unions multilingual wealth, encourage people to learn languages throughout their lifetime, and improve access to foreign language learning resources across Europe; l develop and disseminate innovative techniques and good practices in language teaching. l Lingua 2 aims to: l ensure that a sufficiently wide range of language learning tools is available to language learners.

19 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l mmes/socrates/lingua/index_en.html

20 MINERVA MINERVA Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Open and Distance Learning (ODL) OBJECTIVES: l to promote understanding among teachers, learners, decision-makers and the public at large of the implications of the use of ICT in education, as well as the critical and responsible use of ICT for educational purposes; l to ensure that pedagogical considerations are given proper weight in the development of ICT and multimedia-based educational products and services; l to promote access to improved methods and educational resources as well as to results and best practices in this field.

21 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l mmes/socrates/minerva/ind1a_en.html l SOCRATES National Agency Tsarigradsko shousse Blvd, 125, bl.5 BG-1113 Sofia Tel.: (359-2) 70.41.82 / 73.10.41 / 73.99.74 Fax: (359-2) 971.34.57 E-mail :

22 LEONARDO DA VINCI l Community Vocational Training Action Programme 2000 - 2006 1.4 billion

23 LEONARDO DA VINCI AIMS: l To improve the skills and competencies of people, especially young people, in initial vocational training at all levels, with a view to facilitating their integration and reintegration into the labour market; l To improve the quality of, and access to, continuing vocational training and the lifelong acquisition of skills and competencies with a view to increasing and developing adaptability, particularly in order to consolidate technological and organisational change; l To promote and reinforce the contribution of vocational training to the process of innovation, with a view to improving competitiveness and entrepreneurship, also in view of new employment possibilities.

24 LEONARDO DA VINCI Activities: l Mobility l Pilot projects, including thematic actions l Language competences l Transnational networks l Reference material

25 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l eonardo/leonardo_en.html l Human Resource Development Centre NA Leonardo da Vinci 15, Graf Ignatiev Street, 4th floor BG-1000 Sofia T. (359-2) 915 50 22 F. (359-2) 915 50 49 Mr. Ventsislav Arnaudov (Director HRDC)

26 Youth 520 million AIM: l to contribute to the achievement of a Europe of knowledge and create a European arena for cooperation in the development of youth policy, based on non- formal education. It encourages the concept of lifelong learning and the development of skills and competencies, which promote active citizenship.

27 Youth STRUCTURE: 5 Actions: Action 1 – Youth for Europe Action 2 – European Voluntary Service (EVS) Action 3 – Youth Initiatives Action 4 – Joint Actions Action 5 – Support Measures

28 USEFUL LINKS AND ADRESSES l l Youth Programme Bulgaria State Agency for Youth and Sports Bul. Vassil Levski 75 BG-1040 Sofia Tel: (359 – 2) 981 75 77/930 05 72 Fax: (359 – 2) 981 83 60 E-mail: Website:

29 TEMPUS III 940 million Aims: l To establish new courses or reform old ones l To help educational institution to restructure or to introduce modern techniques for university management and academic planning l To help higher education institutions to assist the transition process in the wider social, economic and political community outside the strictly-defined academic field.

30 TEMPUS III Structure: l Joint European Projects (academic and management reform, institution building, networks) l Individual Mobility Grants (professors, lecturers, members of staff or ministry officials 1-8 weeks) l Structural and Complementary Measures (short-term activities supporting national reform and targeting specific needs. )

31 TEMPUS III Two basic Families of Countries participate in the Tempus Programme: l The Member States l The Partner Countries including the Western Balkan countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ('CARDS' countries), Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan ('Tacis' countries), the Mediterranean partners Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Israel's participation is possible on a self-funding basis only.. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey and Members of the Group of 24 may participate on self-financing basis


33 International co-operation l EU-US Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training l -usa/usa_en.html l EU-Canada Cooperation Programme in Higher Education and Vocational Training l -canada/canada_en.html

34 Jean Monnet Project l Aim: to facilitate the introduction of European integration studies in universities by means ofstart-up subsidies. l Structure: l Jean Monnet Chairs and "ad personam" Jean Monnet Chairs l Permanent Courses on European integration l European Modules l Jean Monnet European Centres of excellence l Useful links: mmes/ajm/index_en.html

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