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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History

24 July 1986, Brussels (Belgium), as a programme of 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 Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY). Open to nationals of all countries comprising European Economic Area (EEA). Programme expired 31 Dec 1994, activities being merged with those of European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) and LINGUA in one large Community education and higher education programme, SOCRATES Programme, some aspects also being included within LEONARDO DA VINCI.

Aims

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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Activities

The first phase, 1987-1989, included interrelated areas of action (5), each of which constituted a 'Strand' within the Programme as a whole: 'Strand A': the development of UETPs in the framework of a European Network; 'Strand B': schemes for the exchange of students and personnel between universities and enterprises; 'Strand C': the development and testing of joint university-enterprise projects in the field of continuing training; 'Strand D': multilateral initiatives for the development of multi-media training systems; 'Strand E': complementary information and evaluation measures designed to support and monitor developments of relevance to the COMETT Programme. The second phase, 1990-1994, includes 4 interrelated areas of action, each of which constitutes a 'Strand' within the Programme as a whole: 'Strand A': development of partnerships of the type University-Enterprise Training Partnership (UETP) and extension of the European network; 'Strand B': transnational exchange for students, graduates and personnel between universities and enterprises; 'Strand C': joint projects for continuing training in, in particular, advanced technology and for multimedia distance training; 'Strand D': complementary promotion and back-up measures designed to support and monitor developments of relevance to the COMETT Programme.

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Languages

Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 19 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Human Resources
  • Commerce
    • Business Enterprises
  • Research, Standards
    • Qualifications
  • Education
    • Education
    • Training
    • Universities
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Innovative change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

F0534

Last News Received

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

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