Study visits for education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers
What is a study visit?
A study visit is a short stay of three to five days in a host country for a group of 10 to 15 European education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers. A study visit includes presentations and on-site visits to ministries, educational and training institutions, training sites, etc. The visits provide a forum for discussion, exchange and learning on themes of common interest and on European and national priorities.
The Study Visits Programme is part of the EU’s lifelong learning programme 2007-2013 (LLP). The programme is coordinated at national level by the national agencies located in all participating countries which award the grants to the participants. Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) coordinates the programme at European level for the European Commission since the 1 January 2008.
Why participate in a study visit?
As a learning professional, by taking part in a study visit you will be able to:
- exchange expertise with other learning professionals from across Europe;
- establish important new contacts at European level;
- learn about the latest trends in education and training systems in other European countries; and
- bring back home the insight and knowledge you acquired to disseminate it.
All education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers can apply for a European study visit grant.
Application deadline is 15 October 2010.