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1 EMBS NetWorkShop Island of Procida May 24, 2007 Overview of new EU funding opportunities in the field of education – youth – culture by Vittorio Calaprice

2 What programmes are we going to talk about today? “Only” 4 EU programmes... but they are very important for your project ideas! Lifelong Learning Programme ( LLP ) Erasmus Mundus – External Cooperation Window Youth in Action Culture 2007

3 LLP Lifelong Learning Programme The lifelong learning programme is the most important european funding programme in the field of education and training. For the first time, a single programme will cover learning opportunities from childhood to old age. It has a budget of almost € millions to support projects and activities that foster interchange, cooperation and mobility between education and training systems within the EU, so that they become a world quality reference.

4 How does it run? The Lifelong Learning Programme has actually an integrated structure that is built on four pillars, or sub-programmes, a trasversal programme and a Jean Monnet programme

5 Comenius: school education The Comenius programme addresses the teaching and learning needs of all those in pre-school and school education up to the level of the end of upper secondary education, and the institutions and organisations providing such education.

6 Objectives of Comenius: school education  Increase volume and quality of exchanges  Increase number and quality of associations among schools  Urge the learning of a second foreign language  Strengthen the European dimension of teachers’ training  Improve teaching methods and administration in schools

7 Erasmus: higher education The Erasmus programme addresses the teaching and learning needs of all those in formal higher education, including trans-national student placements in enterprise, and the institutions and organisations providing or facilitating such education and training.

8 Objectives of Erasmus: higher education  increase number and quality of students’ mobility  arise volume and quality of co-operation among universities  improve the convergence of university qualifications in Europe  foster the co-operation “university/labour market”

9 Leonardo: professional training The Leonardo da Vinci programme addresses the teaching and learning needs of all those in vocational education and training, including placement in enterprise of persons other than students, as well as the institutions and organisations providing or facilitating such education and training.

10 Objectives of Leonardo: professional training  Increase volume and quality of mobility  Increase volume and quality co-operation among training providers: firms, institutions, organisations, social partners... and others  Foster innovation  Improve recognition and transparency of qualifications

11 Grundtvig: adult education The Grundtvig programme addresses the teaching and learning needs of those in all forms of adult education, as well as the institutions and organisations providing or facilitating such education.

12 Objectives of Grundtvig: adult education increase volume and quality mobility in the sector of adult education and training foster innovation promote social inclusion of adults improve teaching methods

13 The trasversal programme : 4 horizontal actions 1.support the development of education policies at European level 2.foster the learning of foreign languages 3.support the development of contents to foster the use of ICTs 4.ensure the spread of best practices

14 Jean Monnet: European integration studies  Stimulate excellence in studies on European integration  Foster awareness on European integration  Support entities devoted to Eu integration matters  Support the creation of European co-operation networks devoted to studies on EU integration

15 Which Countries are involved in this Programme? For 2007, the programme is open to: 27 EU Member States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway Turkey The Jean Monnet Action (key activity 1 of the Jean Monnet Programme ) is opened to higher education institutions and associations of all countries participating in the LLP as well as to any other third country.

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17 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window This programme promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world, by supporting inter-university European Union Masters Courses. It will also provide EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these European postgraduate programmes, as well as scholarships for EU nationals studying in third countries.

18 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window aims at mutual enrichment and better understanding between the European Union and Third-Countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.

19 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window The main objectives of this mobility scheme are: To enhance the international cooperation capacity of universities in Third-countries by facilitating transfer of know- how and good practices in the field of student and academic staff mobility; To promote cooperation between sending and hosting institutions, thus mutually enriching the educational environment of both the hosting and sending institutions in the European and Third-countries;

20 To contribute to provide good students from vulnerable groups (i.E. refugees, displaced populations, disabled foreign students, etc) with further education and the dissemination of professional development and empowerment for leadership; To enhance the skills and qualifications of foreign higher education staff so that they can contribute actively towards improvement of quality and pertinence, to university research, to changes in system governance and to innovation of higher education. Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window

21 Erasmus Mundus Cooperation Window Which countries are involved? The 27 EU Member States; The 3 EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway); Croatia, Turkey; And Third countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, West Bank Gaza, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

22 Erasmus Mundus Cooperation Window For all informations see to…

23 Youth in Action Youth in Action is the new EU Programme in the field of youth which will run from 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2013 with a total budget of 885 million euros

24 Youth in action: 5 big objectives 1.Promote active citizenship among young people, at national and european level 2.Foster youth solidarity to promote social cohesion 3.Support mutual understanding in society by young people 4.Contribute to improve information among young people 5.Support european co-operation on youth policies

25 Youth in action: 5 big actions 1.Youth for Europe 2.European Voluntary Service 3.Youth in the world 4.Youth workers and support systems 5.Support for policy co-operation

26 1) Youth for Europe: promote youth active EU citizenship give the opportunity to participate in society nurture the feeling of belonging to EU celebrate europe’s cultural diversity foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity among the young watch to the respect of non discrimination

27 2) EVS: stimulate solidarity among young people Foster voluntary activities Encourage civic participation among the young Contribute to the co-operation among voluntary activities and civil society at national level

28 3) Youth in the World: support understanding among people In neighbouring countries: Foster the intercultural dialogue with MS Promote support structures for youth (organisations, forums, etc.) Develop joint activities on thematic Cooperation

29 4) Contribute to improve support systems for youth organisations Facilitate access to the Internet Foster the training of youth workers Stimulate innovation in actions in favour of youth Contribute to improve information among young people Achieve the recognition of non-formal education

30 5) Support European co-operation on youth policies Foster spread of best practices Stimulate dialogue among decision makers and young people Heighten sensitivity to youth issues

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32 Culture 2007 The Culture Programme is the EU funding programme set up by the European Commission (and ‘’Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). It supports transnational co-operation projects in any arts or heritage field.

33 Culture 2007 The overall purpose of the Culture Programme is: “To help enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans, the foundations for which lie in their common cultural heritage, through the development of cultural co-operation between artists, cultural stakeholders and cultural institutions in the participating Countries to the programme with a view to encourage the emergence of European citizenship through transnational mobility of people working in the cultural sector, transnational circulation of artistic and cultural works and products, and an intercultural dialogue.”

34 Culture 2007 : 3 types of grants Its total budget for is € 400 million Grants for..  cultural activities (co-operation action, special actions, …)  organisations working in cultural co-operation field  activities of analysis and diffusion of information about cultural areas

35 Culture 2007 As 2008 is designated as the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue there will be a special emphasis on projects promoting intercultural dialogue where some or all of the project activities are intended to take place in 2008.

36 What Countries will participate in the Culture Programme? 27 EU Member States; Economically Associated States (EEA): Norway; Iceland; and Lichtenstein; Candidate countries: Turkey; Croatia; and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Western Balkans: Albania; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Montenegro; Serbia including Kosovo. The programme is also open to cooperation with other third countries which have concluded bilateral agreements with the EU which include cultural clauses

37 Culture 2007 For further informations...

38 And now…a few suggestions for preparing a transnational project proposal Look for and read carefully the most important documents for a project manager: 1) call for proposals 2) application form 3) handbook (when avalaible )

39 suggestions… Working together, identify the concrete aim of your collective project and: the target participants for the project; your target audiences and publics; a calendar of all the project events and activities; the full costs and income of the project.

40 suggestions … Make sure you have a very strong relationship with your Co-organisers (partners) so that everyone is involved equally in planning the project and aware of their various roles and responsibilities; Meet your Co-organisers face-to-face to brainstorm before you commit to the partnership;

41 Suggestions … Build agreements with Co-financers (e.g. commercial sponsors; regional authorities; foundations); Invite another organisation beyond the team of Co-organisers to be involved to help you monitor and evaluate the project;

42 Thank you for listening have a good work! For further informations see to


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