Participation in projects financed by the Leonardo Da Vinci vocational training programme brings substantial social and economic benefits, a recent study funded by the European Commission has shown.

It demonstrates that international mobility of this kind is a strong incentive for personal, linguistic, social and professional development. The Leonardo da Vinci programme focuses on the teaching and training needs of those involved in vocational education and training. In doing so, it bolsters the competitiveness of the European labour market by helping EU citizens to acquire new skills, knowledge and qualifications in European countries outside their home country.

It is part of the Commission's flagship funding programme in education and training, the Lifelong Learning Programme.

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