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18 Dec 1989, as a result of the Decision No 89/657/EEC of the Council of the European Union. Commenced on 1 Jan 1990, as an action programme of the European Commission (EC), to last for a period of 5 years. The programme follows on from the European Commission work programme from 1985 to 1989 (also known as EUROTECNET), which was concerned with promotion of vocational training measures related to new information technologies. Also referred to as Action Programme to promote Innovation in the Field of Vocational Training resulting from Technological Change in the European Community. Came under the continuing education administrative unit of Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY). From 1993 operated in synergy with Action Programme for the Development of Continuing Vocational Training in the European Community (FORCE). Ceased to exist when combined with FORCE, PETRA and IRIS - European Network of Training Schemes for Women, as from 1 Jan 1995, into one large Community basic and continuing training programme: LEONARDO DA VINCI. IRIS is now an independent association, IRIS Association.


Promote innovation in the fields of basic and continuing vocational training with a view to taking account of current and future technological changes and their impact on employment, work and necessary qualifications and skills.

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Consists of two sets of complementary measures, one the responsibility of Member States and the other of the Commission. The role of Member States is to initiate and implement a series of innovative projects designed to develop and improve their vocational training and policies schemes. The Commission supports these projects by providing a linking mechanism, a European Network, through which they can exchange and transfer expertise and knowledge. It supports the Member States'initiatives and actions by means of 3 strands and support measures: 1. Promoting the use of innovative approaches; 2. Undertaking research and analysis; 3. Organizing information and dissemination activities. Programme includes workshops, conferences and seminars.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
    • Employment
    • Work
  • Research, Standards
    • Qualifications
  • Education
    • Training
    • Vocational Guidance
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Innovative change
    • Change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



Last News Received

21. Jun 1994
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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