The study visits programme for education and vocational training specialists and decision makers, part of the lifelong learning programme (2007-13), is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Cedefop coordinates the programme at the European level; national agencies implement the programme in the participating countries.
Improving the quality of European education and training systems is one of the pillars of Europe’s strategy to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020.
Study visits are rewarding not only for participants but also for the organisers. A study visit is an opportunity for an organisation to boost staff motivation, become more international, raise its profile in the local community, demonstrate its achievements, and much else besides.