Presentation on theme: "LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OVERVIEW."— Presentation transcript:
1 LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OVERVIEW. COMENIUS REGIORegio International ConferenceSantiago de Compostela, 20 June 2011
2 30 minutes of COMENIUSThe lifelong learning programmeComenius ProgrammeComenius Regio PartnershipsWhat is Regio?, Why Regio?Some Regio results
3 ... with 33 countries involved 1. Lifelong Learning ProgrammeLifelong Learning Programme ……the flagship action programme in Europe in education & vocational training... with 33 countries involved
4 1. Lifelong Learning Programme LLP aims:To contribute to the development of the EU as an advanced knowledge society, with sustainable economic development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesionTo foster interchange, co-operation and mobility between education and training institutions and systems within the EU so that they may become a world quality referenceIn the context of the Europe 2020 strategy, the LLP aims:Making lifelong learning and mobility a realityImproving the quality and efficiency of education and trainingPromoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenshipEnhancing creativity and innovation at all levels of education and training
5 .. fosters co-operation among the European countries in the programme 1. Lifelong Learning ProgrammeLifelong Learning Programme ….. fosters co-operation among the European countries in the programme.. fosters mobility between these countries
6 Vocational education and training 1. Lifelong Learning ProgrammeWhat’s init for me?Four sectoral programmes + ..Sectoral ProgrammesComeniusSchooleducationErasmusHigherLeonardo da VinciVocational education and trainingGrundtvigAdultlearningTransversal ProgrammeStudy Visits4 key activities: Policy Cooperation & Innovation in LLL; Languages; Development of ICT-Based Content; Dissemination and Exploitation of ResultsJean Monnet ProgrammeTeaching, reflection and debate on European integration, involving higher education institutions worldwide
7 1. Lifelong Learning Programme 33 countries in the programmethe 27 EU Member StatesIceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (the “EFTA-EEE countries)TurkeyCroatiaSwitzerlandDuration: January 2007 – December 2013Budget: 6,9 billion euros
8 To encourage the learning of modern foreign languages 2. Comenius ProgrammeOperational objetivesTo improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility involving staff and pupilsTo improve the quality and to increase the volume of partnerships between schoolsTo encourage the learning of modern foreign languagesTo support the development of ICT based content, services, pedagogies and practiceTo enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher trainingTo support improvements in pedagogical approaches and school management
9 2. Comenius Programme Who can participate in Comenius? Basically, anyone involved in school educationSchoolsTeachers and other categories of staff within schoolsPupils in school education up to the end of upper secondary educationFuture teachersPersons and bodies responsible of education at local, regional and national levelsTeacher training institutionsOthers institutions involved in school education
10 2. Comenius Programme What are the Comenius actions? Partnerships: Multilateral Comenius school PartnershipsBilateral Comenius school PartnershipsComenius Regio PartnershipseTwinningMobilityIndividual pupil MobilityIn-service training of staff grantsAssistanshipsPreparatory visitsMultilateral projects and networks
11 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships The origins of the actionThe European Parliament's 25 October 2005 First Reading amended Art b of the Commission's LLP proposal by adding a new type of action, the development of Partnerships between"organisations responsible for any aspect of school education, with a view of fostering regional cooperation (Comenius Regio Partnerships)".Autumn 2006: Comenius stakeholder group provided first recommendations.November 2007 until March 2008: working group with participation of National Agencies, national authorities, Committee of the Regions and other stakeholders supported the Commission in designing the action.
12 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships The objetivesComenius Regio Partnerships aim atenhancing school development and the Europeandimension of educationby promoting joint co-operation activities between localand regional authorities with a role in school education inEurope.They give educational authorities, in cooperation withschools and other actors in education, in different regions,the opportunity to work together on one or moretopics of mutual interest.
13 with a role in school education 3. Comenius Regio PartnershipsThe structureComenius Regio Partnerships consist of 2 "partner regions"Each partner region must involve:at least oneschoola local orregionalauthoritywith a role in school educationat least oneother relevant localorganisationor institution“Other Relevant organisation” can include:youth or sport clubs, parents and pupils associations, local teacher training institutes, other learning providers, VET institutions and local employers, museums and consulting services/ advisory boards, ONGs, ... …13
14 First step 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships How to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps)First stepdevelopment of cooperationamong the different actorsin the municipality or region
15 Development of new approaches 3. Comenius Regio PartnershipsHow to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps)Second stepCooperation Exchange of good practiceDevelopment of new approaches
16 Third step 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships How to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps)Third stepnew practicesdissemination of results
17 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Why an action at regional level?There are new challenges for schools:Variety of students (culture, social status, needs, ..)Need to adapt teaching approaches and content to a new context
18 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Why an action at regional level?Working directly at local / regional level permits to:identify and understand the specific problems of schools, teachers and studentsadopt best practices from other regions and provide their ownexchange experiences / pedagogical approaches / training content between regions with similar problemsshare experiences that will increase the quality and the offer of lifelong learning opportunities for teachers
19 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Why an action at regional level?Involving different types of organisations permits to:create local/ regional networks of experts in the field of school education that cooperate among each other promoting and encouraging new initiativesenhance the link between formal school education and non-formal learning outside school buildingssport clubs, libraries, museums and youth initiatives provide many valuable learning opportunities for young people
20 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Why an action at regional level?The cooperation at local / regional level is key to enhance the link of Comenius projects and the European priorities in education policy and to finding solutions to current challenges:Competences for the 21st CenturyThree areas for joint work:Focus oncompetencesHigh qualitylearning for allTeachers andschool staffKey competencesLiteracy/numeracyLearning to LearnPersonalised learningAssessmentEarly learningSystem equityEarly school leavingSpecial needsSchool development:‘learning communities’Teacher competencesand qualificationsSchool leadership
21 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and ManagementHow to applyA list of all eligible institutions can be found atTo find partners for a Comenius Regio Partnership.... You could start with existing cooperation with another region or municipality in Europe, a school partnership or contacts through other European Networks and initiatives.National Agencies will help disseminate requests via their networks so please contact your own!
22 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and ManagementHow to applyThe application form is available on the website of your National AgencyEach partner sends the application to its own National Agency.The application form is only signed by the local or regional authority on behalf of all partners in the region.The partners are asked to submit letters of intent confirming that they want to take part in the project.Deadline for applying is in February every year.
23 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and ManagementHow to applySelection by National Agencies (NAs)Bi-lateral matching procedure: NA coordinating organises the quality evaluation of the project. Both NA establish the list of selected and reserve applicationsThe NA can decide to negotiate the budgetThe project is funded if and only if both NAs approve
24 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships FundingThe funding cover costs related to mobility, the implementation of project activities and the dissemination of results.The funding is based on a lump sum allowance for mobilities AND a grant based on real costs for additional project activities.The grant amount for additional project costs is limited to a maximum of €25,000 (and to a maximum of 75% of the additional project costs incurred).Indirect costs are NOT coveredFunding of up to €45,000 available per regionEvidence of co-financing obligatory (it can be in staff work)
25 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships FundingOther (non-mobility) project costsMobilityLump sumReal costsAmount: depends on the number of minimum mobilities chosenMaximum: 25,000 €Staff costsSubcontratingEquipamentOther costs
26 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Themes
27 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Activities
28 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Dissemination activities
29 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships COMENIUS REGIO CONFERENCE - Creating European networks of regionsBordeaux May 2011> 300 European participants from local/regional public organisations, government, European associations of cities, regions, trade unions and Comenius national agencies from 28 countries.Representatives of local/regional authorities, real pioneers in implementing the first round of projectsPlenary sessions on strategic school issues4 thematic workshops:Key competencesEarly school leavingSchool leadershipSchool cooperation with local community and businessLook here forinspirationand for partners
30 Thank you very much firstname.lastname@example.org Andrés Ajo Lázaro. Jefe de Servicio ComeniusDivisión Comenius-GrundtvigOAPEE. Lifelong learning program Spanish National Agency