Comenius has the following goals:

  • To improve and increase the mobility of pupils and educational staff in different Member States
  • To enhance and increase partnerships between schools in different Member States, with at least three million pupils taking part in joint educational activities by 2010  
  • To encourage language learning, innovative ICT-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practices 
  • To enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training 
  • To improve pedagogical approaches and school management

Current priorities

The Comenius programme focuses on the following priority areas:

  • Motivation for learning and learning-to-learn skills
  • Key competences: improving language learning; greater literacy; making science more attractive; supporting entrepreneurship; and reinforcing creativity and innovation 
  • Digital educational content and services 
  • School management 
  • Addressing socio-economic disadvantages and reducing early school leaving 
  • Participation in sports 
  • Teaching diverse groups of pupils 
  • Early and pre-primary learning


How to participate

Comenius Partnerships

Comenius Individual Mobility

Comenius Multilateral Projects and Networks

Brochure "Success stories"

Brochure "Mobility creates opportunities - European success stories"

Comenius week 2009