Comenius is part of EU's new programme for lifelong learning (LLP) and focuses on the first phase of education, from pre-school and primary to secondary school. The overall objectives of Comenius are to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and educational staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its values and to help young people to acquire the basic life-skills and competences necessary for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship.


Comenius seeks to help those learning and teaching in schools to develop a sense of belonging to a broader and outward-looking European community - a community characterised by diverse traditions, cultures and regional identities, but rooted nevertheless in a common history of European development.