The EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme is designed to promote mobility, international understanding and cooperation in education. The programme is divided into four sub-programmes according to the relevant target groups.
The four programmes are:
- Comenius – for nursery, comprehensive and college education
- Leonardo da Vinci – for vocational and professional training and project partnerships between the education sector and business
- Erasmus – for higher education
- Grundtvig – for adult learning
In addition to the four main programmes, the Jean Monnet programme also forms part of LLP.
All the programmes incorporate schemes that target groups other than their main target groups to a certain extent, and there are also transversal programmes that involve more than one of the four main programmes.
The Lifelong Learning Programme runs from 2007 until 2013, but the individual programme components had come into existence before they were included in the joint programme. Application deadlines and other information can be found in the annual call for proposals. Norway participates in the programme largely subject to the same entitlements as EU countries but with a few exceptions. Information about the call for proposals and deadlines along with a programme guide, application form and more are available on the individual programme pages.
Interested parties may apply for funding for schemes that comply with the overall and specific aims of the programme. SIU is able to offer advice and guidance during the application process.
Appendices: see below under "Related documents and links".