Deadline for Transversal Study Visits approaching

If you’re a learning professional involved in the design or delivery of education or vocational training, you could benefit from a Transversal Study Visit (part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning programme) in another European country.

You’ll spend up to a week finding out about education systems and practices in Europe.

Taking part couldn’t be easier – your programme is organised for you, and you get a grant to help with the costs. You can choose the most appropriate and interesting visits from a catalogue of over 30 different themes and 31 different countries.

The programme is open to education and vocational training specialists and decision makers so people from all areas of education and training can take part. This includes those working in Government, local authorities, schools, colleges, adult education organisations, trade unions, companies, sectoral organisations, the voluntary sector and non-governmental organisations.

The benefits of participating in a Study Visit are numerous and include learning about new practices and approaches in education and vocational training, exchanging expertise with other professionals, and networking. The visits help participants take account of approaches adopted elsewhere and provide education and vocational training policy-makers with better and more up-to-date information concerning education and training across Europe. Click here to see 3 case studies from Transversal participants.

If you would like to find out more you can view a Transversal presentation, visit, email us at or call 0845 199 3939 for some informal advice on the programme.

The next deadline for applications will be 31 March 2011 – don’t miss out!

The ECA is a member of the English Regions Advisory Group which promotes the Lifelong Learning Programme.

Date Added: March 8th 2011