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6 Dec 1994, on adoption of 1st phase of the Action Programme for the Implementation of a European Community Vocational Training Policy (Leonardo da Vinci Programme), by E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union. Activities started 1 Jan 1995, running to Dec 1999, as the overall initial and continuing vocational training programme of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), building on the activities of: U-XF2533 - Formation continue en Europe (FORCE); U-XF0534 - Community Programme in Education and Training for Technology (COMETT); U-XF1311 - EUROTECNET; U-XF1087 - PETRA, as well as part of the U-XF0997 - LINGUA and IRIS - European Network of Training Schemes for Women. Based on Article 127 of T-XT9113 - Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), supports and complements actions of Member States of F-XF2147 - European Union (EU). Second phase formally adopted, 26 Apr 1999, as Community Vocational Training Action Programme (Leonardo da Vinci Programme), running from 1 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2006. Previously also referred to as LEONARDO and Léonard. As of 2007, a sub-programme within Lifelong Learning Programme.


Through transnational cooperation: improve the skills and competences of people, especially the young, in initial vocational training, in particular through work linked training and apprenticeship; improve the quality of and access to continuing vocational training and the life-long acquisition of skills and competences; promote and reinforce the contribution of vocational training to the process of innovation, aiming to improve competitiveness and entrepreneurship.


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Committee, comprising 2 representatives of each Member State and chaired by the representative of the Commission, to assist the European Commission, which will implement the Programme assisted by E-XE5357 - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. The Programme will be monitored on a partnership basis involving the Commission and Member States. Programme partly managed by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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