Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. He was a curious and inventive man and is considered the archetype of the Renaissance Man.
He was the son of a notary and a peasant woman an was born in 1452 in Vinci near Florence. He was educated in Florence and later worked in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Venice. Not much is known about his personal life.
He is probably best known for his paintings and as a scientist but is also admired for his inventions and drawings. He died in France in 1519.
The Leonardo da Vinci programme is aimed at organisations in the vocational education sector. It encourages organisations “to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices, and increase their staff’s expertise. It should make vocational education more attractive to young people and, by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the programme also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labour market.”
The programme supports mobility initiatives that enable people to train in another country, cooperative projects to transfer and develop innovation and ideas, and the development of focus networks.