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RENOVA project is funded with support from the European Commission, within the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.

The Leonardo da Vinci Programme funds projects in the field of vocational education and training. The persons who can benefit from the programme range from trainees in initial vocational training to persons who have already graduated, as well as VET professionals and anyone from organizations which are activating in this field.

Leonardo da Vinci enables organisations in the vocational education sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices, and increase their staff’s expertise. It should make vocational education more attractive to young people. The programme also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labour market, by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications.

Innovation projects are essential to the programme; they aim to improve the quality of training systems by developing and transferring innovative policies, courses, teaching methods, materials and procedures.

The Programme has the following general objectives:

  • to support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development, employability and participation in the European labor market
  • to support improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices;
  • to enhance the attractiveness of vocational education and training and mobility for employers and individuals and to facilitate the mobility of working trainees

Operational objectives refer to:

  • improving the quality and increasing the volume of mobility throughout Europe of the people involved in initial vocational education and training and in continuing training, so as to increase placements in enterprises to at least 80.000 per year by the end of the LLP ;
  • improving  the quality and increasing the volume of co-operation between institutions or organizations providing learning opportunities, enterprises, social partners and other relevant bodies throughout Europe;
  • facilitating the development of innovative practices in the field of vocational education and training other than at tertiary level and their transfer from one participating country to others ;
  • improving the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, including those acquired through non-formal and informal learning ;
  • encouraging  the learning of modern foreign languages;
  • supporting the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning.

The Programme’s priorities at European level are:

  • transparency and recognition of competences and qualifications ;
  • developing the quality and attractiveness of VET systems and practices;
  • developing the skills and competences of VET teachers, trainers and tutors;
  • develop Vocational Skills considering the labour market needs - 'New Skills for New Jobs.