Community Programme in Education and Training for Technology (COMETT)

Programme d'action de la Communauté dans les secteurs de l'éducation et de la formation technologiques

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1986-07-24 Brussels Belgium


24 Jul 1986, Brussels (Belgium), as a programme of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), on cooperation between universities and enterprises regarding training in the field of technology. For 1990-1994 period referred to as COMETT II, when promoted by U-XF1695 - Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY). Open to nationals of all countries comprising F-XF0847 - European Economic Area (EEA). Programme expired 31 Dec 1994, activities being merged with those of U-XF1973 - European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) and U-XF0997 - LINGUA in one large Community education and higher education programme, U-XF3116 - SOCRATES Programme, some aspects also being included within U-XF3432 - LEONARDO DA VINCI.


Give a European dimension to cooperation between universities and enterprises in training relating to innovation and the development and application of new technologies, and related social adjustment; foster the joint development of training programmes, the exchange of experience, and also the optimum use of training resources at Community level; improve the supply of training at local, regional, and national level with the assistance of the public authorities concerned, thus contributing to the balance economic development of the Community; develop the level of training in response to technological and related social changes by identifying the resulting priorities in existing training arrangements which call for supplementary action both within Member States and at Community level, and by promoting equal opportunities for men and women. Education, training and more generally investment in human resources, qualifications and skills comprise one of the key conditions for the success of the European Internal Market and the strengthening of the economic and social cohesion of the Community.


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Administered under Task Force Human Resources, Training and Youth of the Commission. Technical Assistance Unit. Information Unit. Committee. Information Centres; The COMETT network covers 205 industry-university consortia (10,000 members) covering all regions of EC/EFTA and most advanced technology areas.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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