The action Transnational Placements in Enterprises or Training Institutions (PLM) of the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme aims at the support of transnational mobility of workers, self-employed or people available for employment (including graduates) undergoing a training period abroad in a vocational training context.

The general objectives of this mobility action within Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme are:

To support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development; and

To enhance the attractiveness of vocational education and training and mobility for individuals and to facilitate the mobility of working trainees.




The action Mobility for Professionals in Vocational Education and Training (VETPRO) of the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme aims at the support of transnational mobility of persons responsible for vocational training and/or human resources.

The general objectives of this mobility action within Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme are:

To support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development in a professional context

To support improvements in quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices




The action Mobility for Trainees in Initial Vocational Training (IVT) of the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme aims at the support of transnational mobility of persons undergoing initial vocational education and training.

The general objectives of this mobility action within the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme are:

To support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development; and

To enhance the attractiveness of vocational education and training and mobility for individuals.




"To support the mobility of 7,000 individuals involved in adult education per year, by 2013"

The aims of the Grundtvig sectoral programme are:

  • To promote European co-operation in lifelong learning;
  • To improve the training of adult educators;
  • To encourage the development of innovative materials and resources;
  • To stimulate the debate of lifelong learning and encourage the sharing of good practice.

The Grundtvig sectoral programme is open to every organisation, working in the field of Adult learning and development, including providing learning opportunities in:

  • Formal;
  • Non-Formal; and
  • In-Formal Adult Education.

Under the Grundtvig sectoral programme applicants must be over the age of 25 to benefit from funding, or a young person below that age who is no longer undergoing initial education within the formal school or higher educational system. Grundtvig can fund a range of activities related to basic skills, active citizenship, foreign languages, arts and culture, parental education, prison education and much more. Grundtvig has also the objective to assist people from vulnerable social groups and in marginal social contexts.

The Grundtvig sectoral programme is subdivided into two types of activities supported by the European Commission: Learning Partnerships and Individual Staff Mobility (In-Service Training Courses, Visits and Exchanges, Assistantships, Workshops).





The aim of the Comenius Regio Partnerships is to enhance the European dimension of education by promoting joint co-operation activities between local and regional authorities with a role in school education in Europe.

The partnerships give educational authorities, in cooperation with schools and other actors in education, in different regions, the opportunity to work together on one or more topics of mutual interest.

Comenius Regio Partnerships help the participating regions to develop and exchange best practise, to develop tools for sustainable cooperation across borders, to strengthen the European dimension in school education and to offer European learning experiences to teachers and pupils and those responsible for administering school systems


design and construction of modern greenhouses

AKETH under the frame of Leonardo da Vinci PLM programme announces call for Agriculturists, in order to participate in the programme "Design and Construction of Modern Greenhouses" which will be held in Almeria- Spain.

  • Title: Design and Construction of Modern Greenhouses
  • Code: 2011-1-GR1-LEO02-06636
  • Country: Almeria, Spain
  • Training Period: 2012
  • Duration: Ten working days 
  • Training Language: English, Spanish

More information here (in greek)

Bioclimate Architecture

bioclimate architecture

AKETH under the frame of Leonardo da Vinci PLM programme will announce in the following days the first call for Architectures and Civil engineers, in order to participate in the programme "Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Development (B.A.S.D.) " which will be held in Barcelona- Spain.

  • Title: Bioclimatic Architecture and Sustainable Development (B.A.S.D.)
  • Code: 2011-1-GR1-LEO02-06632
  • Country: Barcelona, Spain
  • Training period: 2012
  • Duration: 10 working days
  • Training Language : English, Spanish

More information: www.aketh.gr/BASD


Following last year's mobility model while conducting specialized seminars for the use of GIS, AKETH in collaboration with IAAC, organizes intensive training program in Barcelona and at the premises of the IAAC, leading to formal certification by the IAAC for the following fields:

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AKETH under the frame of Leonardo da Vinci PLM programme announced the first call for farmers, in order to participate in the programme "Hydroponics - Contemporary Expression of Agricultural Practice" which will be held in Almeria- Spain.

  • Title:Hydroponics - Contemporary Expression of Agricultural Practice
  • Code: 2011-1-GR1-LEO02-06635
  • Country: Almeria, Spain
  • Training Period:  2012
  • Duration: Ten working days
  • Training Language : English, Spanish

More information can be found here: http://www.aketh.gr/hydro

Project AltAFoodSS

   Alternative Agro-Food Supply Systems

logo1-flat-200The aim of the project is to emphasize the link between local productions and a mode of distribution and consumption of proximity, much more valuable in terms of sustainable development and of eco-friendly behaviour.

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Project Vintage

VINTAGE 2011-2013

vintage1_last-200-transpWhat? V.IN.T.AG.E -Valorisation of INnovative Technologies for AGing in Europe is a Grundtvig multilateral project which aims to propose innovative solutions to make ICT more accessible and attractive, promoting benefits to the quality of life and independence of the elderly from ICT in partner countries, as well as including local stakeholders from different fields of the society in order to create a European network which might exploit project results even in the future, in different European countries facing new needs and problems.

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What is MECVET?

MECVET is a project for Development and Test of a Modular ECVET System in elderlycare field in Europe


Who does finance this project?

It's a Transfer Of Innovation project under Leonardo Da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme financed by ministry of EU, Turkish National Agency.

EU contribution: 299.969 euro


What is project duration?

1st December 2013 - 31st November 2015


Who are the project partners?

Governorship of IstanbulGovernorship of Istanbul (TR) (COORDINATOR)

 ibs cemes IBS - CEMES Institut GmbH

 supsiSUPSI - DSAN (CH)

 Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies (TR)

 aketh AKETH Developmental Centre of Thessaly (D.C.T. - A.KE.TH.) (EL)

 isqInstitute for Technology and Quality (PT)

Istanbul Aydin UniversityIstanbul Aydin University (TR)

itpioInstitute for Training of Personnel in International Organizations (BG)


Why this project is needed? 

Considering the increasing percentage of the geriatric population in both Turkey and EU, problems and life conditions of the geriatric population is an important issue for community and family life.

Families need to be informed and help from social workers or medicals. Because of the increasing of dependence and illness at geriatric period, care of the elderly poeple becomes more difficult.

So, there should be skilled person who attend service-training about elderly people (their problems, needs, how to support them, how to deal with them etc.). The recognition of informal and non-formal learning is a necessity in the current era of lifelong learning.


What's the aim and scope of the project?

MECVET project aims to transfer the EU project ESO-CERT method to geriatric sector, specifically elderly care sector. In this way, developed method for ECVET assessment of vocational skills developed and be used anywhere in Europe in that area.

According to this method is the assessment of skills regardless of the way of skill acquisition possible. There are learning achievements of formal, non-formal and informal learning together.

Within the project the informal and non-formal learning outcomes are tested by CEMES competence assessment (project ESO-CSA) and the online-based multilingual competence assessment platform (ESO-CRS).

This project gives the opportunity for the recognition for enormous scope of vocational training in the countries of the EU.


Official website: http://mecvet.org

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Rural School Cloud

rural school cloud

This project seeks to explore the possibilities of open, cloud-based & Web 2.0 approaches and materials in order to improve learning and networking among students and teachers from schools in rural and / or isolated areas of Europe.

Project Goals

  • Develop a flexible, rich and cost effective solution based on the shared knowledge from ICT based solutions and initiatives in rural/island areas (Spain, Italy, Denmark, UK, Greece, Macedonia).
  • Experiment with ICT tools and educational approaches at different educational levels in a network of distant schools
  • Strengthen the link between families and school
  • Provide training to rural / island teachers inspiring them to use ICT for school and professional development
  • Promote a connected community of practice at European level regarding learning in a rural school context.


This project will run from December 2013 to November 2015


  • Teachers in rural / island schools
  • School networks
  • Students from elementary, primary and secondary education in rural / island schools.

Project Consortium

Our consortium counts on relevant actors in the fields of education: Universities, training providers, local administrations and technological institutions.

  • Galicia Supercomputing Centre (Spain)
  • Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Devon Local Authority (United Kingdom)
  • Developmental Centre Of Thessaly (Greece)
  • VIA University College (Denmark)
  • Provincia di Parma (Italy)
  • Macedonian Institute for Integration (FYR Macedonia)

With the active collaboration with at least 10 schools and networks of schools from rural and island regions in Europe, as well as regional administrations (Xunta de Galicia, Gobierno de la Rioja, Spain) and ICT companies (Balidea, Hewlett Packard).

Project Methodology

  • Analysis of the situation of rural / island schools in Europe
  • Development of a pedagogical approach and technological solution
  • Collaborative development of contents, learning and teaching strategies, training materials
  • Testing the solution in at least 10 rural & island schools in Europe (Spain, UK, Greece, Italy, Denmark, FYR of Macedonia)
  • Evaluation and improvement of the proposed approach, tools, strategies.
  • Dissemination and exploitation of the results and experience.


Official website: http://rsc1.asxmedia.com/









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About the SPLASH project
slpashThe SPLASH project arises from the will of the Municipal Administration of Sardarato respond to two needs of primary importance: the high rate of youth unemployment, especially for women, as well as updating the staff and the service package offered by the SPA facilities in the area.
In fact, we estimate that the joint achievement of these objectives, in line with the policy priorities for the sustainable development of our socio-economic, will lead to a real and functional increase of the specialized tourism offer and, consequently, an increase of demand.
Therefore, in order to obtain excellent results in the shortest possible time we felt it essential to open the door to a debate on a European scale with those realities that, for years, successfully manage facilities which promote the philosophy of wellness and spa tourism.


Sustainability of the project

The SPLASH project, in fact, can be considered like the start-up of a multi-year project which aims to improve educational and working opportunities offered by the spa tourism in Europe, through a comparison between different contexts and countries to build a network of people and territories interested in enhancing the natural and cultural heritage, to identify innovative ways for the supply and promotion of services and to reflect on how to recognize and validate the skills that characterize the professions of this field.


The beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of the action will be 34 young men and women resident preferably in the town of Sardara, and in the other 5 towns belonging to the "Sistema TermaleSardo" , Fordongianus, Benetutti, Viddalba, Santa Maria Coghinase Bultei, highly motivated to have an internship for a period of 8 weeks in one of SPA Hotels involved in the partnership.

In total 34 traineeships grants will be assigned for the following positions:

  • Restaurant: waiters and cooks
  • Hotel front desk
  • SPA: personnel for the management of wellness areas, bathing attendants

In addition to residence and personal motivation, the selection criteria that will be indicated in the public notice are:

  • Age from 18 to 38 years
  • Basic knowledge of the English language
  • Minimal experience gained in one of three professional fields

The already started mobility flows:

  • 10 trainees in Portugal
  • 4 traineesi n Slovenia
  • 20 trainees in Greece

Added value

The presence of multiple beneficiaries in the same structure and at the same time, but with different roles, will be useful for the most important objective of the SPLASH project: the training not only of individuals able to spend themselves in the labour market, but also the constitution of a team aware of the dynamics that characterize the high-level spa tourism in Europe and able to present it in Sardara and in the towns of the system, also adapting it to the context and the uniqueness of the area.