|Joint Actions aim to promote a "Europe of knowledge" and focus on themes that,
by their very nature, are not limited to one field alone, i.e. education,
training or youth policy. They call for reinforced cooperation between actors
from various sectors and fields of knowledge. The E. U programs SOCRATES,
LEONARDO DA VINCI and YOUTH are complementary instruments that aim to create
European-level conditions under which learners of all ages are able to acquire
the experience, knowledge and skills they need to live, work and actively
participate in society.
Joint Actions are included in all three Programs and
give concrete form to complementarily by implementing initiatives that extend
beyond the scope of a single Program.
Joint Actions may also be extended to
other fields, for example culture.
Joint Actions also aim to encourage the development of innovative approaches to
analyzing and solving problems which cut across several areas. This objective
will be achieved primarily through cooperation between different sectors at
different levels, transnational networking of different types of actors, as well
as by removing barriers between different modes of intervention.