The Leonardo da Vinci programme is aimed at catering to the teaching and learning needs of everybody involved in vocational education and training, as well as of the institutions and organisations that provide or facilitate this training.
The Individual Mobility Projects action in the sectoral Leonardo da Vinci programme aims to encourage transnational mobility in the following target groups:
- (IVT) Initial Vocational Training: People who are receiving initial vocational training. Students on Higher Education Training Courses and those taking part in occupational training programmes do not belong to this group.
- (PLM) People in the Labour Market: People who have completed vocational training and/or education and who are in the labour market, both in active service and unemployed. Included in this group are those taking part in occupational training, Higher Education Vocational Training graduates and university graduates.
- (VETPRO) Vocational Education and Training Professionals: People responsible for vocational training and/or human resources. This group includes teachers, trainers, vocational training staff, guidance councillors and managers of training centres and in-company training planning and career guidance.
The general aims of this mobility activity within the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme are:
- to support participants in training and continual professional development activities in the acquisition and use of knowledge, skills and qualifications in relation to personal development;
- to make professional training and mobility more attractive to people and facilitate the mobility of workers in training;
- to support quality improvements and innovation in educational and vocational training systems, institutions and practices.
The ESCRBC submitted the project “CONSERVING EUROPEAN HERITAGE” to the Permanent Learning Programme for the 2012–13 and 2013–14 two-year period. This included subsidising 20 movements with in the PLM category.
During the 2012-13 academic year, 10 of these movements took place, all of which were to companies dedicated exclusively to restoring cultural property. The countries of destination were France (two movements), Italy (three movements) and Malta (five movements). Selection of the most appropriate candidates took place over two phases, the first by the ESCRBC and the second by the host companies.