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The project “Graduates employed for sustainability” was funded through the Leonardo Mobility programme.  This “Mobility” action is one of the main measures of the Leonardo Da Vinci programme, under the umbrella of the Lifelong Learning Programme.  It provides for financial support to projects organising trans-national training placements for young people in vocational education and training as well as projects allowing the exchange of experiences of trainers or human resource managers between European countries. 

The GRADES programme was an initiative of Forward Scotland, who have developed a European wide placement programme for 30 graduates which promotes sustainable development in business, by securing partners in Malta and Hungary. Future Focus is working on this initiative in Malta through an agreement which it has signed with Forward Scotland.

A Spanish graduate has assisted both Future Focus and MEPA in promoting sustainable development. The graduate has worked at MEPA for 2 months between March and May 2008.  The costs of this placement were fully covered by the Programme.

More information on this initiative can be found on the project’s website.

Within MEPA, this project was coordinated by Environmental Assessment Unit with assistance from the EU and Multilateral Affairs Unit.

This project has been realised with the
financial assistance of the European Union