Life-Long Learning Programme - LLP
The European Union Education and Youth Programmes, entered a new era on 1 January 2007. During this seven-year period, which lasts until the end of 2013, the LLP = Lifelong Learning Programme and the Youth in Action Programme will be implemented; like earlier programmes, these will be realized with the participation of EU countries, EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) and Candidate Countries (Turkey). In addition, Western Balkan countries and Switzerland are to be included in these programmes.
Turkey will participate in the Life Long Learning Programme, which began on 1 January, 2007 as a “full member”. In addition, it is planned that in the new period, all institutions that are concerned with education will have an increase of approximately 70% to their budgets in the 2007-2013 budget period to better respond to the intense demand.
- To ensure a transformation into an information society
- To increase employment opportunities
- To develop social cohesion
- To ensure protection of the environment
- To attain quality references
- To support exchange and cooperation between teaching systems
In addition, the Life Long Learning Programme, as a programme that approaches not only general and vocational education, but all subprogrammes and activities, in a unified manner, is of great importance due to the increase in new rules, simplification and country-centred activities.
Life Long Learning Programme
- Comenius Programme – Pre-University Secondary Education
The basic aim of the Comenius Programme is to carry out cooperation with European Countries in "Secondary Education" and thus increase quality and ensure cultural dialogue by supporting the learning of foreign languages.
- Erasmus Programme – Higher Education
The Erasmus Programme is a European Union programme that supports cooperation between institutes of higher education. Institutes of higher education will create joint projects and realize them; direct financial support is provided to ensure student and staff exchange in as short a time as possible.
- Leonardo Da Vinci Programme – Vocational Education
The Leonardo da Vinci Programme is a European Union Vocational Education programme. All legal public and private institutions, educational institutions and SMEs, NGOs and local government can present Leonardo da Vinci projects.
- Grundtvig Programme – Life Long (Adult) Education
The Grundtvig Programme aims to meet the needs formed as a result of the constant renewal of information, and the need for adults to develop knowledge and qualifications throughout their lives; the programme supports these needs to increase employment opportunities and to maintain harmony with the changes that occur in society.
You can see the Marmara University Erasmus Programme at: http://llp.marmara.edu.tr