The European Commission has published a Vademecum for its LEONARDO DA VINCI programme. This describes the approach of the programme and sets out the general guidelines for its implementation, which apply equally to the Member States of the European Union and other countries participating in the programme. The LEONARDO DA VINCI initiative is an action programme for the implementation of a European Union vocational training policy. Three types of initiatives are supported within the framework of LEONARDO: - Trans-national pilot projects in training; - Trans-national exchange and placement programmes; - Surveys and analyses. Support through the programme is available to a wide range of organizations including universities, private companies, trade unions, public authorities, public and private training bodies, and research centres. The contents of the LEONARDO DA VINCI Vademecum are as follows: - Chapter I describes the challenge presented by the new socio-economic context and the favourable conditions created by the economic recovery; - Chapter II describes the principles of the added value of LEONARDO; - Chapter III describes briefly the measures and strands for developing EU action; - Chapter IV describes how the programme complements the EU's other strategic policies in this area; - Chapter V describes the procedure for implementing, selecting and defining projects. The Vademecum is complemented by a "Guide for Promoters" which describes in detail the individual measures in each strand and the procedure for submitting proposals.