The new European Union (EU) education and youth programmes

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 July 2000

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(2000), "The new European Union (EU) education and youth programmes", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/jeit.2000.00324eab.001

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The new European Union (EU) education and youth programmes

The new European Union (EU) education and youth programmes

Keywords: European Union, Youth training, Education

Socrates II-Grundtvig is the EU's programme to promote European co- operation in education affairs. It is intended to lead to greater staff and student mobility and better use of communication technologies. Applications can be made either directly to the European Commission (for centralised programmes) or to national agencies. For further information contact: Technical Assistance Office Socrates, rue Montoyer 70, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (2) 233 01 50; e-mail: youth@socrates-youth.be The addresses of the national agencies and more information can be found at: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg22/socrates.html

The new Leonardo da Vinci II programme is the corresponding programme in the field of vocational training (VT). Its objectives are:

  • improving the skills of people (especially young people) in initial VT;

  • improving the quality of continuing VT;

  • lifelong acquisition of competencies and the use of VT to promote innovation; and

  • competitiveness and a sense of initiative.

All projects involving mobility will be selected on a decentralised basis, at national level in the participating countries. For further information and addresses of national co-ordination units contact via e-mail at: Leonardo@cec.eu.int or via the Web site at: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/dg22/leonardo.html

The new European youth programme comprises the former Youth for Europe and European Voluntary Service. It aims to create a greater sense of solidarity among young people, teach them active involvement in the European ideal, and encourage a spirit of initiative. It consists of four strands:

  1. 1.

    1 European Voluntary Service (voluntary work in public services);

  2. 2.

    2 Youth for Europe (exchange arrangements);

  3. 3.

    3 Opportunity for Youth (projects); and

  4. 4.

    4 joint actions and accompanying measures such as better information for young people.

Contact at the European level: EC, DG Education and Culture DG, C2, rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (2) 29 94158; e-mail: yfe@cec.eu.int YFE Socrates and Youth: TAO Youth Department, rue Montoyer 70, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (2) 233 01 50; e-mail: youth@socrates-youth.be European Voluntary Service: SOS, rue des Drapiers 35, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (2) 549 55 99; e-mail: evs@sosrforevs.org Web site: http://www.sosforevs.org

The Directory of European Associations in the Field of Education contains descriptions of more than 70 European associations, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and social partners in the field of education, especially their involvement in the Socrates programme. It helps organisations find partners to implement projects and is available free in English only from: Anders Hingel, DG Education, B-7 7/24, rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium. Fax: +32 (2) 29 92231; e-mail: anders.hingel@cec.eu.int