The annual meeting of the study visits programme for education and vocational training specialists will be held in Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki on 23-24 March 2009. The national coordinators of the study visits programme from the national agencies of the participating countries and DG EAC representatives will participate.
The participants will be informed about the state of the art, further developments of the study visits programme and latest developments in lifelong learning in Europe. They will discuss results and achievements of the programme in 2008/09, reflect on quality and implementation issues as well as valorisation and dissemination of programme results.
The study visits is part of the lifelong learning programme (LLP) of the European Union and as such it is related to the four sectoral programmes, namely, Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus and Grundtvig. The study visits is one of the decentralised actions of the LLP: Cedefop coordinates the study visits programme at the EU level on behalf of the Commission while national agencies are responsible for implementation at national level and a sound management of the EU funds.