LLP-063-2010-Fin-Annex 3 - Leonardo da Vinci - TOI
2011 NATIONAL PRIORITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR LEONARDO DA VINCI TRANSFER OF INNOVATION PROJECTS
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULES NATIONAL PRIORITIES – LEONARDO DA VINCI TRANSFER OF INNOVA-
(NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA) TION PROJECTS 2011
N.B. MAXIMUM 3 NATIONAL CRITERIA CAN BE N.B. MAXIMUM 5 NATIONAL CRITERIA CAN BE SET
SET FOR THE 2011 CALL FOR THE 2011 CALL
BELGIUM – FLEMISH None. None.
BELGIUM – FRENCH Applications have to be submitted in French or English; if otherwise None.
SPEAKING COMMUNITY original version + translation into French
BELGIUM – GERMAN None. None.
BULGARIA 1. Each organisation may apply for only one multilateral pro-
ject “Transfer of Innovation” within the selection year 2011.
If an organisation applies for more than one project, all
applications shall be considered ineligible.
2. Organisations, which have received a TOI grant in the
previous year (2010), will not be eligible for applying in
2011. If the applicant organisation has received a TOI
grant in 2010, the NA shall consider the 2011 application
3. Maximum funding is limited to 100.000€ per project per
year (200.000 € for a two-year project).
CZECH REPUBLIC If more than one application is submitted by an institution and more 1. Projects involving, as a member of the consortium (as applicant,
than one is approved for financial support, only the one with the co-ordinator, core partner or associated partner), schools registered
highest number of points will be funded. In case of universities or in the school register of the Czech Republic providing initial
other higher education institutions - each faculty is considered to be vocational training (ISCED 2 and 3) in the Czech Republic; 7 points
a separate institution (each faculty is elegible to submit its own
application). 2. No previous financial support from the Czech National Agency in
frame of the action Multilateral projects/Transfer of Innovation in
Calls for proposals 2007-2010, including:
- no previous financial support of any Czech member of the
consortium (i.e. any legal entity registered in the Czech
Republic) of the submitted project and/or
- no previous financial support of the outcome(s) on which
the project is based - 4 points
3. Projects involving as a member of the consortium (as applicant, co-
ordinator, core partner or associated partner) those Czech
enterprises (i.e. any legal entity registered in the Czech Republic)
that are active in the following economic sectors (NACE): C.
Manufacturing; D. Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning suply;
E. Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation
activities; F. Construction; Q. Human health and social work
activities; 4 points
DENMARK Only one application per organisation will be accepted. If an organi- Projects applying specific to deal with policy issues of ECVET and EQARF
sation submits more than one application the NA will let the organi- will be prioritised.
sation decide which application should be put forward.
The policy priority will give 5 extra points in the evaluation.
GERMANY None 1. Qualität: 10 Punkte
Ziele der Ausschreibung:
Die nationale Priorität soll die Kultur der Qualitätssicherung und -entwicklung
in der dualen Ausbildung bzw. am Lernort Betrieb im Sinne des
„Europäischen Bezugsrahmens für die Qualitätssicherung in der beruflichen
Aus-und Weiterbildung“ (EQARF) unterstützen. Sie ist ein Beitrag zur
Implementierung des Europäischen Bezugsrahmens für die
Qualitätssicherung in der beruflichen Aus-und Weiterbildung.
Ausschlussgründe, Auswahlvoraussetzungen, Auswahlkriterien:
Projekte, die diese Priorität erfüllen, müssen die Bildungsakteure, die diesen
Prozess begleiten, in das Projekt einbinden.
Die Antragsteller müssen den Bezug des Projekts zum „Europäischen
Bezugsrahmen für die Qualitätssicherung in der beruflichen Aus- und
Weiterbildung“ (EQARF) klar benennen und erläutern, welchen Indikator bzw.
welche Indikatoren des EQARF sie adressieren.
Der Fokus ist dabei auf die Lernenden, die Lernergebnisse, das
Bildungspersonal und/oder die Organisationen zu richten.
2. ECVET: 10 Punkte
Ziele der Ausschreibung:
Die nationale Priorität soll die Einführung des europäischen
Leistungspunktesystems in der beruflichen Bildung (ECVET) in Deutschland
Dabei sollen insbesondere folgende Elemente von ECVET im Zentrum der
o Die Anwendung bestehender Methoden zur Beschreibung und
Schneidung von Lernergebniseinheiten (beispielsweise auf neue Berufe oder
o Der Transfer erfolgreicher Methoden der lernergebnisorientierten
Überprüfung/ Assessment derartiger Einheiten (beispielsweise auf neue
Sektoren, Regionen Einrichtungen oder Zielgruppen);
o Die Verbreitung oder Implementierung erfolgreicher Verfahren der
grenzüberschreitenden Übertragung von Lernergebniseinheiten und deren
Integration in anerkannte Qualifikationen.
Die Projekte sollten einen sektoralen Bezug haben, der sich auch in der
Partnerschaft widerspiegelt. Dabei sollten vor allen diejenigen Sektoren
berücksichtigt werden, in denen sektorale Qualifikationsrahmen entwickelt
Ausschlussgründe, Auswahlvoraussetzungen, Auswahlkriterien:
Projekte, die diese Priorität erfüllen, müssen sich auf die Aus- und
Fortbildungsregelungen nach Berufsbildungsgesetz/Handwerksordnung oder
Landesgesetz beziehen und die jeweiligen Regelungen im Antrag konkret
Die Lernergebniseinheiten sind als Teil vollständiger Bildungsabschlüsse zu
verstehen und zu beschreiben.
Es wird vorausgesetzt, dass die Projekte den Ansatz der
Lernergebnisorientierung unter Berücksichtigung der beruflichen
Handlungsfähigkeit konsequent verfolgen.
In manchen Fällen ist eine zusätzliche Erprobung durch eine komplementär
bei der NA zu beantragende Mobilitätsmaßnahme sinnvoll. Sie ist jedoch
Die Einbeziehung der Akteure in den Ordnungsverfahren wird empfohlen.
IRELAND None None
ESTONIA None None
GREECE None Extra points will be given to TOIs that:
1. attempt to tackle structural financial problems, such as high rates of un-
employment, low percentage of specialised human resources, low rate of
women engaged in the labour market e.tc. (5 points)
2. involve transnational partnerships consisting of bodies with different finan-
cial, social and political background in accordance with the objectives and
content of the projects – such as enterprises, chambers of commerce,
counselling bodies, higher education institutions, professional associa-
tions etc. (5 points)
3. contribute to the creation and enactment of systems for the recognition
and accreditation of skills and abilities, with special priority given to pro-
posals which involve as partners the competent institutional and political
authorities at national level (5 points)
1. Only 1 application for LLP TOI per institution will be ac- 1. (5 points ) Regional identification of skill mismatch for new jobs; pro-
cepted for funding. If an institution submits more than the posals of solutions and tools to decrease the mismatch: specific
one application, the lower scored in the global evaluation training for new jobs.
(quality points + additional points for national priorities) will 2. (5 points) Development and transfer of mobility strategies in VET.
be discarded. Develop and maintenance of support for quality placements, support
2. Only one application per coordinating partner can be for partner finding, development and maintenance of cooperation
funded. Should more than one application be presented structures with participation of specific intermediary bodies.
with the same institution having the tasks of coordinator, 3. (5 points) Recognition and transfer of qualifications in Europe.
only the better scored in global evaluation can be funded.
Similarly, an institution cannot be accepted as beneficiary
in one proposal and take the role of coordinating partner in
another. The worse evaluated will be discarded.
3. Applications from institutions having received funding fol-
lowing the Calls 2008, 2009 or 2010 will be considered as
FRANCE None None
ITALY None 1. Promoting cooperation between VET and Labour Market - Consis-
tent with the indications of the "New Skills for New Jobs" Communi-
cation, it is proposed to follow the EU guidelines on the need to
"strengthen the integration into working life by promoting learning
environments conducive to learning in the workplace, training
courses in enterprises and apprenticeship pathways as a basis for
the development of professional skills consistent with the labour
market needs" (Maximum 5 points)
2. Promotion and acquisition of VET key competences - (Maximum 5
points) - In line with the European Framework for Key Competences
and the Action Plan for young people's employability through the in-
tegration of learning and work, drawn up jointly by the Ministry of
Education, University and Research and the Ministry of Labour and
Social Affairs, it is proposed to follow Community guide-line that
considers the acquisition of VET key skills particularly relevant.
Within this context projects promoting the following topics will be en-
- The development of ideas to fully exploit the acquisition of
key competences (digital and technological, entrepreneurial
ability, communication in foreign languages with particular
reference to CLIL, know how to live and work in an increas-
ingly diverse and evolving society and active citizenship);
- The development of practices for the acquisition of key
competences in continuous training;
- The development of approaches to support language learn-
ing in initial education and training, in relation to the needs
and capability of the students involved.
3. ECVET for transparency and recognition of LO and qualifications
case of proposals aimed at identifying professionals and compe-
tence units and at granting transparency of the skills themselves, it is
proposed to encourage referring practices to professional standards
systems (ATECO 2007 in relation to economic sectors connected to
NUP06 - Nomenclature of professional units, with regard to job con-
tent; Economic Professional Map Areas, regarding the coordination
with the planned system of professional standards of the “Tavolo
Unico Nazionale”) and to the existing tools (Citizen Training Book-
let), in order to facilitate integration and sys-tem dissemination of the
LdV achievements (Maximum 5 points)
4. Improve systems for VET quality assurance - It is proposed to pro-
mote the use of indicators resulting from the Recommendation on
Quality Assurance EQARF (European Quality Assurance Reference
Framework for Vocational Education and Training) to support testing
of possible using methods. Coherently with the strategies for system
qualification it is also proposed to promote actions for health protec-
tion, prevention and safety (Maximum 5 points)
5. SMEs and Social Partners Involvement ase of
equal score, to those applications whose partnership involve actively
SMEs and social partners, as suggested in the Com-mission Com-
munication "Think Small First (Small Business Act for Europe,
06.25.2008) and the next European Parliament resolution of
10/03/2009, which asks for policies, guidance and conduct of the
Member States designed to encourage SMEs growth. (Maximum
The proposals submitted, taking into account the TOI priority criteria, will be
eligible for a maximum of 5 additional points. Under no circumstances it may
be granted more than 5 additional points, even if, in the same application,
more of one priority is considered.
CYPRUS 1. Applications by organisations who have been awarded a 1. Applicant organizations, which did not receive a LdV ToI grant during
LdV ToI grant in 2010 wil be considered ineligible. the last 5 years, will be awarded with 10 points on top of their total
2. Only one application can be submitted by each quality assessment score of their submitted application.
organization. If an organization submits more than one 2. Applications concerning import of Innovation will be awarded with 10
application, the NA will let the organization decide which points on top of their total quality assessment score.
application to put forward. 3. However, the maximum additional awarded points for an application
will be 10.
LATVIA Applications from institutions with ongoing ToI projects will be con- None.
LITHUANIA None. 1. Applicant organisation is a vocational education and training institu-
tion ( 2 points)
2. Applicant organisation from the counties of Alytus, Marijampole, Tel-
siai, Taurage, and Utena (1 point)
3. Projects where national authorities responsible for VET policies and
systems at local, regional and national level, labour market repre-
sentatives and social partners are actively involved in project part-
nership (max 2 points)
4. Projects contributing to the integration of socially disadvantaged
groups into the labour market (max 2 points)
5. Projects developing the integration of the key enabling competences
such as creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and citizenship in
initial and continuous vocational education and training (max 2
Maximum sum of points for national priorities per application shall not exceed
LUXEMBOURG Each institution / school cannot have more than 3 ongoing Euro- None.
pean LLP projects (applicable for Comenius, Grundtvig and Leo-
nardo da Vinci Partnerships, Leonardo da Vinci Mobility and Trans-
fer of Innovation Projects)
HUNGARY None 1. Projects, that intend to transfer the results of such previous
project(s) where Hungarian organisations had not been involved.
2. Projects, where employers (companies/employer’s organisations)
are directly participating in the transfer of innovation. (5pts)
3. Projects, where training organizations/VET providers on the field
concerned are actively participating in the transfer of innovation and
in the sustainability of the results (5pts)
MALTA None None
NETHERLANDS None 1. Five or more countries in the partnership (coordinator and partners
together) 3 points
2. Innovating continuous education by implementing concrete and in-
novative ways for training in the workplace for employees, preferably
linking this with Human Resource Development and/or skills fore-
casting mechanisms and/or measurement of return on investment of
learning in the workplace (max 12 points)
3. Implementing further professionalization of teachers in initial voca-
tional training by strengthening the links to enterprises and increas-
ing their knowledge of and capacity to teach emerging skills needs.
(max 12 points)
4. Experiment with ECVET by transferring methods for the defining and
describing of units of learning outcomes and/or the assessing of
units of learning outcomes and/or the forming of ECVET partner-
ships and Memoranda of Understanding. (max 12 points)
5. Projects that support the implementation of EQAVET in The Nether-
lands and projects in formal VET education (AOCs/ROCs) (max 12
The points for priority 2-5 will be allocated in the following manner. For each
priority the external experts can allocate up to 12 points. In the case the pro-
ject deals with more than one priority, each will be evaluated separately and
the highest score will be taken into account in the final evaluation points.
AUSTRIA None None
POLAND 1. One institution can only receive funding for one Leonardo da 1. Developing teachers’ and trainers’ competences framework and de-
Vinci transfer of innovation project under the 2011 Call. There is no veloping ICT competences of VET teachers and trainers – maximum
limit as to the number of applications submitted, but one applicant 5 points
will receive funding for one project only and this will be the highest 2. Improving VET quality and accessibility and ensuring a VET offer for
scoring project (the average of two expert’s scores) persons at risk of social exclusion, including vocational guidance for
students in the rural areas – maximum 5 points
3. Adaptation of solutions, methods and tools serving to ensure the
quality of education, including development and testing of the Euro-
pean Credit Transfer for Vocational Education and Training –
ECVET – maximum 5 points
PORTUGAL 1. Restriction on the number of applications: 1 application 1. Projects in the area of ECVET (10 points)
per institution. When more than one application is submit-
ted, the NA will contact and request the institution to indi-
cate which of the application(s) shall be pursued. The re-
maining application(s) will be rejected under this criterion.
2. Applications from organizations who have been awarded a
TOI grant in 2010 will be considered ineligible.
ROMANIA None 1. Development of excellence centres in VET (there is a need for de-
veloping quality standards in the field and their certification to Euro-
2. Promotion of VET within the life sciences
3. Exchange of best practices in recognition and validation of the learn-
ing outcomes within informal/non-formal contexts
4. Promotion of social inclusion
5. Institutions/organizations coming from geographical areas with a low
participation within the LdV/ToI
An institution can receive priority point for one single thematic priority (1 or 2
or 3 or 4) and for geographical distribution [geographical regions to be pub-
Each thematic priority is 10 points and the geographical priority is 5 points.
SLOVENIA 1. Maximum funding is limited to 100.000€ per project per 1. Educational organisations which implement technical and vocational
year (200.000 € per 2 year project). upper-secondary education in Republic of Slovenia and are on the
list of accredited institutions at the Ministry of Education and Sport
2. Each organisation can have only one active TOI project will be given priority (10 points).
(already awarded TOI project has to be finished – final re- 2. Projects which will transfer, adapt and develop short training pro-
port submitted and approved - before submission of a new grammes and relevant tools for the needs of working processes,
application; successful applicant in LDV-TOI from 2010 contribute to raise the level of competences and skills of employees
Call are not eligible to participate). and include social partners and/or other representative bodies in the
dissemination activities (more than just one company/organisation
3. Only one LDV-TOI application per institution will be ac- will benefit from the project) will be given priority (5 points).
cepted. If more than one application is submitted by the 3. Projects which will establish long term partnership between educa-
same organisation, NA will request the decision on one tional/training organisations and companies will be given priority (5
application only to be put forward from the organisation. points).
Other applications will be considered ineligible. In case of
no reply within the set deadline all applications will be re-
jected as ineligible.
SLOVAKIA None 1. Development of VET graduates profiles and identification of required
knowledge, skills, competencies and working habits of VET gradu-
ates based on the cooperation of all stakeholders.
2. Development and testing of quality assurance processes in further
VET, including the use of EQAVET (European quality assurance in
vocational education and training).
3. Activities for wider validation and recognition of competencies ac-
quired in work processes in order to support carrier development
and lifelong learning.
For each of these priorities the external experts can allocate up to 15 points.
In the case the project deals with more than one priority, each will be evalu-
ated separately and the highest score will be taken into account in the final
FINLAND None None
1. Encouragement of cooperation between VET and the world of work,
2. ECVET for transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and
qualifications, 15 points
UK A maximum of two Leonardo Transfer of Innovation applications will 1. Applications from organisations that have not previously received
be eligible for funding per organisation; however organisations are Leonardo Transfer of Innovation funding. (Maximum score 6)
encouraged to submit one application only per call. 2. Applications which primarily target those groups or representatives who
are facing particular difficulties in accessing training and/or the labour
market. (Maximum score 6)
This could include the following groups: those with special needs, older
learners, groups facing socio-economic disadvantage, those with few or
no formal qualifications, looked after children, travellers, refugees, mi-
grant workers and the children of migrants, those with disabilities, minor-
ity ethnic groups, individuals living in rural or deprived inner city areas,
those unemployed or at economic disadvantage, under-achievers (espe-
cially teenagers) and offenders.
3. Applications which promote the transfer and recognition of competences
and qualifications between the UK and across Europe. (Maximum score
Applications addressing the above national priorities can be allocated up to
15 additional points during the assessment process
ICELAND None None
LIECHTENSTEIN None. None.
NORWAY 1. If the application is drafted in another language than French, 1. Increase completion rates for apprentice, pupil, trainee, etc in IVT (5
English or German, the applicant must submit both the original points)
application and a translation into Norwegian. 2. An institution 2. Increase quality in career guidance (5 points)
may only have one valid TOI agreement at a time. In case an 3. Increase quality in communication and knowledge administration with
institution with an ongoing TOI agreement submits another ap- regards to teaching (5 points)
plication it will be regarded ineligible.
TURKEY None 1. Applications submitted by policy or decision- making bod-
ies/organizations such as ministries, undersecretaries, provincial
chambers of commerce and industries, umbrella organizations of
professional bodies, municipalities, governorships etc., aiming to im-
prove their VET policies and their efficiencies. (3 points)
2. Applications from organizations that have not received TOI funding
during 2007 and 2010. (5 points)
3. Applications from provinces that have not received TOI funding dur-
ing 2007 and 2010. (4 points). The list of the provinces concerned
will be published in the national call for proposals.
4. Applications encouraging the participation of disadvantaged/disabled
groups into labor market. (3 points).
CROATIA None None