European Union Projects for Education

Lifelong Learning Programme

The European Union Life Long Learning Programme (LLP), within which Video for ALL us funded, supported learning opportunities from childhood to old age in every single life situation.

It had a budget of € 7000 millions for the period 2007-2013, and was the successor to the Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci and eLearning programmes. The LLP programme has now been superseded by the Erasmus Plus programme.

Grants and subsidies were awarded to projects and activities that foster interchange, promote bilateral and multilateral partnerships, foster trans-national mobility of individuals and promote quality in education and training systems throughout Europe.

The programme was built on four pillars, or sub-programmes:

The Comenius programme for pupils, teachers, schools and related institutions/ organisations (pre-school and school education up to the level of the end of upper secondary education)

The Erasmus programme for students, scholars, professors, universities and related institutions/organisations (higher education, including trans-national student placements in enterprise)

The Leonardo da Vinci programme for apprentices, workers, employees and related institutions/organisations (vocational education and training).

The Grundtvig programme for adults, teachers and related institutions/organisations active in the field of adult education.

These four pillars were joined by the ‘transversal programme’, which pursues 4 key activities:

  • Policy cooperation and innovation (KA1)
  • Languages (KA2)
  • Information and communication technologies – ICT (KA)
  • Dissemination and exploitation of results (KA4)



The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.