European Union programme for education and training.
The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007–2013 was established by Decision No.1720/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006. It was the single financial instrument available to the Commission for its directly managed education and training policies during the period covered by the European Union's 2007-2013 financial perspective. The Programme continued the main actions launched under previous action programmes (in particular, it brings together the various actions financed under the Socrates programme and the Leonardo da Vinci programme). It had six sub-programmes:
- The Comenius programme, supporting actions for schools (from pre-primary schools to upper secondary or equivalent)
- The Erasmus programme, supporting exchanges of students in higher education, as well as cooperation between universities and colleges, etc.;
- The Leonardo da Vinci programme, supporting actions in initial and continuing vocational education and training.
- The Grundtvig programme, supporting actions in the field of adult education
- The Transversal programme covering activities in four themed areas across all sectors of education and training: policy cooperation and innovation in education and training; foreign language teaching; development of ICT-based content and services.
- The Jean Monnet Programme, supporting institutions and actions in favour of European integration.