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Federació de Societats Laborals de Catalunya
Charles University in Praga
Leonardo Da Vinci programme



@languages is a Leonardo da Vinci project, included in the language competencies measure that aims to produce an innovative and high quality product for language learning using new technologies, adapted to the requirements of SME personnel.

The use of ICT in the project is based on two applications: the learning material and the virtual learning environment. Learning materials will provide the contents in the learning process, while the virtual leaning environment will serve as a platform to support the teaching process and diverse ways of interaction. Active participation through well-known applications like virtual learning environments is the basis for success in learning for such a target group.

Leonardo da Vinci is an European Community programme which aims to support national training strategies through funding a range of transnational partnership projects aimed at improving quality, fostering innovation and promoting the European dimension in vocational training.

The programme promotes transnational projects based on co-operation between the various players in vocational training - training bodies, vocational schools, universities, businesses, chambers of commerce, etc. - in an effort to increase mobility, to foster innovation and to improve the quality of training. The Leonardo da Vinci programme aims at helping people improve their skills throughout their lives.

The programme has three general objectives:

  • to improve the skills and competencies of people, especially young people, in initial vocational training at all levels; this may be achieved inter alia through work-linked vocational training and apprenticeship with a view to promoting employability and facilitating vocational integration and reintegration;

  • to improve the quality of, and access to, continuing vocational training and the lifelong acquisition of skills and competencies with a view to increasing and developing adaptability, particularly in order to consolidate technological and organisational change;

  • to promote and reinforce the contribution of vocational training to the process of innovation, with a view to improving competitiveness and entrepreneurship, also in view of new employment possibilities; special attention will be paid in this respect to fostering co-operation between vocational training institutions, including universities and undertakings, particularly SMEs.

The second phase of the Leonardo da Vinci programme (2000-2006) makes provision for five types of measures which can qualify for Community support:

  • Mobility

  • Pilot projects

  • Language Competencies

  • Transnational networks

  • Reference Material