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1 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME OVERVIEW. COMENIUS REGIO Regio International Conference Santiago de Compostela, 20 June 2011

2 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 30 minutes of COMENIUS 1.The lifelong learning programme 2.Comenius Programme 3.Comenius Regio Partnerships What is Regio?, Why Regio? Some Regio results

3 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS Lifelong Learning Programme … …the flagship action programme in Europe in education & vocational training... with 33 countries involved 1. Lifelong Learning Programme

4 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 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 cohesion - To foster interchange, co-operation and mobility between education and training institutions and systems within the EU so that they may become a world quality reference In the context of the Europe 2020 strategy, the LLP aims: - Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality - Improving the quality and efficiency of education and training - Promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship - Enhancing creativity and innovation at all levels of education and training

5 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS Lifelong Learning Programme ….. fosters mobility between these countries 1. Lifelong Learning Programme.. fosters co-operation among the European countries in the programme

6 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS Four sectoral programmes +.. Sectoral Programmes Comenius School education Erasmus Higher education Leonardo da Vinci Vocational education and training Grundtvig Adult learning Transversal Programme Study Visits 4 key activities: Policy Cooperation & Innovation in LLL; Languages; Development of ICT-Based Content; Dissemination and Exploitation of Results Jean Monnet Programme Teaching, reflection and debate on European integration, involving higher education institutions worldwide 1. Lifelong Learning Programme Whats in it for me?

7 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 33 countries in the programme the 27 EU Member States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (the EFTA-EEE countries) Turkey Croatia Switzerland 1. Lifelong Learning Programme Budget: 6,9 billion euros Duration: January 2007 – December 2013

8 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 2. Comenius Programme Operational objetives To improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility involving staff and pupils To improve the quality and to increase the volume of partnerships between schools To encourage the learning of modern foreign languages To support the development of ICT based content, services, pedagogies and practice To enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training To support improvements in pedagogical approaches and school management

9 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 2. Comenius Programme Who can participate in Comenius? Basically, anyone involved in school education - Schools - Teachers and other categories of staff within schools - Pupils in school education up to the end of upper secondary education - Future teachers - Persons and bodies responsible of education at local, regional and national levels - Teacher training institutions - Others institutions involved in school education

10 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS What are the Comenius actions? Partnerships: Multilateral Comenius school Partnerships Bilateral Comenius school Partnerships Comenius Regio Partnerships eTwinning Mobility Individual pupil Mobility In-service training of staff grants Assistanships Preparatory visits Multilateral projects and networks 2. Comenius Programme

11 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships The origins of the action The 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 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships The objetives Comenius Regio Partnerships aim at enhancing school development and the European dimension of education by promoting joint co-operation activities between local and regional authorities with a role in school education in Europe. They give educational authorities, in cooperation with schools and other actors in education, in different regions, the opportunity to work together on one or more topics of mutual interest.

13 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships The structure Comenius Regio Partnerships consist of 2 "partner regions " 13 Each partner region must involve: 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,... … at least one school at least one other relevant local organisation or instituti on a local or regional authority with a role in school education

14 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships How to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps) development of cooperation among the different actors in the municipality or region First step

15 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships How to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps) Second step Cooperation Exchange of good practice Development of new approaches

16 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships How to create a Comenius Regio partnership (3 steps) Third step new practices dissemination of results

17 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships There are new challenges for schools: Variety of students (culture, social status, needs,..) Need to adapt teaching approaches and content to a new context Why an action at regional level?

18 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 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 students adopt best practices from other regions and provide their own exchange experiences / pedagogical approaches / training content between regions with similar problems share experiences that will increase the quality and the offer of lifelong learning opportunities for teachers

19 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 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 initiatives enhance the link between formal school education and non-formal learning outside school buildings sport clubs, libraries, museums and youth initiatives provide many valuable learning opportunities for young people

20 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 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 21 Century Competences for the 21 st Century Three areas for joint work: Focus on competences High quality learning for all Teachers and school staff Key competences Literacy/numeracy Learning to Learn Personalised learning Assessment Early learning System equity Early school leaving Special needs School development: learning communities Teacher competences and qualifications School leadership

21 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and Management How to apply A list of all eligible institutions can be found at To 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 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and Management How to apply The application form is available on the website of your National Agency Each 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 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Application and Management How to apply Selection 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 applications The NA can decide to negotiate the budget The project is funded if and only if both NAs approve

24 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Funding The 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 covered Funding of up to 45,000 available per region Evidence of co-financing obligatory (it can be in staff work)

25 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Funding Lump sum Real costs Mobility Other (non-mobility) project costs Maximum: 25,000 - Staff costs - Subcontrating - Equipament - Other costs Amount: depends on the number of minimum mobilities chosen

26 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Themes

27 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Activities

28 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships Regio 2009: some results Dissemination activities

29 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS 3. Comenius Regio Partnerships COMENIUS REGIO CONFERENCE - Creating European networks of regions Bordeaux May > 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 projects Plenary sessions on strategic school issues 4 thematic workshops: Key competences Early school leaving School leadership School cooperation with local community and business Look here for inspiration and for partners

30 ORGANISMO AUTÓNOMO PROGRAMAS EDUCATIVOS EUROPEOS COMENIUS Thank you very much Andrés Ajo Lázaro. Jefe de Servicio Comenius División Comenius-Grundtvig OAPEE. Lifelong learning program Spanish National Agency


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