Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (278)

Derek Nolan


278. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is any European educational fund which members of the European Union can avail of through his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30530/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the current Multiannual Financial Framework of the EU, Ireland receives some €10m annually from the Lifelong Learning Programme, which is distributed through the National Agencies, Léargas and the Higher Education Authority.

Applications for grants under the Lifelong Learning Programme are invited annually by the agencies by public advertisement.

The Lifelong Learning Programme covers areas of education and training, from school to adult and higher education. Its primary objective is to encourage mobility between member states for educational purposes.