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Leonardo da Vinci programme is a European Commission funding programme focused on the teaching and training needs of those involved in vocational educationand training.

The programme is part of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 and aims to build a skilled workforce across Europe.

The program aims to enhance the competitiveness of the European labour market by helping European citizens to acquire new skills, knowledge and qualifications and have them recognized across borders. It also supports innovations and improvements in vocational education and training systems and practices.

This program funds a wide range of actions, including transnational mobility and European projects focusing on the development or the transfer of innovation and networks. All of the projects funded by the Leonardo da Vinci program involve working with European partners. The program addresses trainees in initial vocational training, people on the labour market and professionals in vocational education and training, as well as any organization active in this field.

Ma.N.O. Project (Managers of Non-Profit Organizations) It belongs to Leonardo Da Vinci Programme and it is promoted by the italian association GIOSEF - Giovani Senza Frontiere. M.A.N.O. project allowed younger to spend a 4-month period abroad making an interesting training in Turkey, Hungary, Greece, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria or UK (Norther Ireland).

The aim of this european project is to contribute to the younger vocational training about no-profit sector (in Italy it’s called “Terzo settore”- the term it's used to indicate the field of services powered by associations, companies, organizations etc. that act among the public and the commercial spheres, for example, ONG, no profit organizations, voluntary associations etc.) Participants had the chance to develop particular skills about several sectors like: administrative and fiscal management of no-profit organizations, strategic planning project management, fund raising, human resources management, communication and marketing of no-profit organizations.

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