The NEBULA project is being funded under LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME – LEONARDO DA VINCI Multilateral Projects for Development of Innovation.
Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Projects ‘Development of Innovation’ are transnational co-operation projects that aim to improve the quality of training systems through the development of innovative contents, methods and procedures within Vocational Education and Training (VET). Innovation is a matter of doing new things or finding new ways of doing familiar things. For Development of Innovation Projects it means that something innovative is developed (contents, methods, procedures etc.) as the end result of the project.
These projects should respond to an innovation pressure (gaps in VET systems or processes) that several countries have in common and should lead to brand new solutions and therefore result in a clear benefit in VET of European scope.
The principles for the implementation of Leonardo da Vinci Development of Innovation projects are given below:
- Community support is intended for the production of tangible materials, products, methods and approaches in the field of vocational training and guidance, and not for training activities as such ;
- Proposals must put the innovative dimension of the project in context and in relation to the needs of the target groups or the problem to be solved;
- The development of innovation may apply equally to institutional contexts and to formal, informal or non-formal practices, as well to initiatives promoted at the local, regional or sectorial level;
- Maximum benefit must be drawn at European level from the results by making use of the expertise and experience of the various European bodies and/or other qualified organisations active in this field;
- In order to make best use of the results and obtain feedback enabling the product, material, approach or method to be adapted and transferred, valorisation (dissemination and exploitation of results) must be an integral part of the project’s work programme;
- In disseminating and exploiting the results of projects, the European dimension must be enhanced by making vocational training and guidance materials, products, methods and approaches available, where possible, in the languages of all partners.