The European Union Life Long Learning Programme (LLP)
The European Union Life Long Learning Programme, that is now being replaced by a new programme from 2014, supports learning opportunities from childhood to old age in every single life situation.
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LLP has a budget of € 7000 millions for the period 2007-
Grants and subsidies are awarded to projects and activities that foster interchange, promote bilateral and multilateral partnerships, foster trans-
The programme is built on four pillars, or sub-
The Comenius programme for pupils, teachers, schools and related institutions/ organisations (pre-
The Erasmus programme for students, scholars, professors, universities and related institutions/organisations (higher education, including trans-
The Leonardo da Vinci programme for apprentices, workers, employees and related institutions/organisations (vocational education and training).
The Grundtvig programme for adults, teachers and related institutions/organisations active in the field of adult education.
These four pillars are joined by the ‘transversal programme’, which pursues 4 key activities:
Policy cooperation and innovation (KA1)
Information and communication technologies -
Dissemination and exploitation of results (KA4)
And by the Jean Monnet Programme that stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration in higher education institutions worldwide.
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A database of completed European projects can be found at: