PROGRAMMES 2007-2013

The Agency's mission is to implement a number of strands of more than 15 Community funded programmes and actions in the fields of education and training, active citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture.

The programme strands managed by the Agency are all centralised and support technical projects, which do not imply making political decisions.

  • Lifelong Learning

Sub Programmes

Comenius(school education)
Action c) multilateral projects;
Action d) multilateral networks;
Action e) accompanying measures;

Erasmus(higher education)
Management and monitoring of Erasmus University Charters;
Action b) multilateral projects;
Action c) Erasmus thematic networks;
Action d) accompanying measures;

Leonardo da Vinci (vocational training)
Action d) multilateral projects aimed at improving adult education systems through the development and transfer of innovation and good practice;
Action e) thematic networks of experts and organisations;
Action f) accompanying measures;

Grundtvig(adult education)
Action c) multilateral projects aimed at improving adult education systems through the development and transfer of innovation and good practice;
Action d) Grundtvig networks;
Action e) accompanying measures;

  • Transversal Programme

Key Activity 1(Policy co-operation and innovation)
Action d) observation and analysis of policies and systems in the field of education and training:

i) studies and research;

ii) development of indicators and statistical surveys;

iii) support for the national units of the Eurydice network and management of the Eurydice European Unit;

Action e) action to support transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, information and guidance for mobility for learning purposes and cooperation in quality assurance:

i) Euroguidance network and National Academic Recognition Information Centres (NARIC);

iii) activities under the Europass initiative, in accordance with Decision No 2241/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council;

Action f) accompanying measures;

Key Activity 2(Languages)
Action a) multilateral projects;
Action b) multilateral networks;
Action c) accompanying measures;

Key activity 3(ICT)
Action a) multilateral projects;
Action b) multilateral networks;
Action c) other actions aimed at improving policy and practices in the field of lifelong learning;

Key Activity 4(Dissemination and exploitation of results)
Action b) multilateral projects;

"Jean Monnet" programme

Action "Jean Monnet"
a) unilateral and national projects:
i) Jean Monnet Chairs, centres of excellence and teaching modules;
ii) associations of lecturers, teachers and researchers;
iii) support for young researchers specialising in European integration studies;
iv) Community information and research activities;
b) multilateral projects and networks;

Action 3)operating subsidies for European associations and establishments active in the field of education and training;

Annex B.2:in addition to the networks and centres mentioned above (NARIC, Eurydice and the national Europass centres), the eTwinning national support services;

Erasmus Mundus / External Cooperation

Action 1:Erasmus Mundus masters' courses;

Action 2:Scholarships;

Action 3:Partnerships with third country higher education institutions;

Action 4:Enhancing the attractiveness of European higher education;

  • Erasmus Mundus: other strands

Projects in the fields of higher education (Erasmus Mundus) and youth financed under the provisions of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA);

Projects in the field of higher education (Erasmus Mundus) financed under the provisions on aid for economic cooperation with the developing countries in Asia;

Projects covered by the call for proposals "Erasmus Mundus - External Cooperation Window" and financed under