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Proposed Leonardo da Vinci vocational training programme emphasizes importance of R&D

The European Commission has published an amended proposal for a Council Decision establishing an action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational training policy ("Leonardo da Vinci").

The amended proposal emphasizes the following:

- Coordination an...
The European Commission has published an amended proposal for a Council Decision establishing an action programme for the implementation of a European Community vocational training policy ("Leonardo da Vinci").

The amended proposal emphasizes the following:

- Coordination and cooperation between the programme and the Fourth Framework Programme for research and development;
- A specific training effort to increase women's skills in vocational training;
- Access to vocational training for every worker in the Community;
- A greater focus on foreign language learning;
- Specific measures for young people who leave the educational system without adequate training;
- Participation of the social partners.

Source: Official Journal of the European Communities

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