Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning Programme – European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) – funded Centralized Actions

2012 – present

Project leader

Location: Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, Bosnia Herzegovina, Turkey, Comoros

Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning Programme – European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) – funded Centralized Actions

Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”, Pistoia, Italy

project value: € 429.284,00 / 24 months – 531221-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-KA4-KA4MP

Under the key activity of dissemination and exploitation of results, CB4LLP project aims to incorporate Lifelong Learning Programme projects and results into European local and institutional development strategies, creating and promoting new Capacity Building methodologies and practical tools for sectoral, regional, national and European stakeholder levels.CB4LLP aims to revolutionize specific Capacity Building processes to bring up better to sectoral, regional, national and European stakeholders attention, LLP projects and results and to consequently enhance their level of ability in including them into their development strategies. CB4LLP objectives are directed to two kind of targets: – individual level targets, tackling the individual stakeholders lack of competences in the valorisation of existing LLP projects and results; – group level targets, tackling the lack of sound conceptual understanding among policy-makers groups and putting the relevance of LLP projects perspective and results into their usual discussions. CB4LLP project activities produce effective methodologies and practical tools that directly support the dissemination and exploitation of LLP project results, as well as promotes the exploitation of cross-cutting and EU-level exploitation actions.CB4LLP focuses 3 main types of Capacity Building processes that must be considered in the activity objectives: Human, Organizational and Institutional, which are closely inter-related and complement each other.


  • Policy advice, strategic partnerships promoter, interacting at institutional level with public and private organizations for high level cooperation agreements negotiation
  • In charge of planning, managing and tracking all project elements (definition, development, validation, launch, continuous improvement, PCM – project cycle management implementation)
  • Conference speeches and dissemination activities in Europe, China, Comoros Islands
  • Tasks prioritisation
  • Resource responsibility, internal and external audits to partners
  • Responsible for reporting to EU
  • Responsible for team coordination: 10 partners, 6 countries, more than 30 team members
  • Author of the Capacity Building for Lifelong Learning method
  • Project consultant for capacity building initiatives all over the world and trainer in training workshops
  • Scientific Coordinator at the CB4LLP International conference on capacity building

Business or sector

  • Research and consultancy in education / capacity building


About the Author: Giovanni Crisonà

Giovanni Crisonà started his career in 1986 and has been Provincial Trade Union representative in Italian State Police force for five years. With a degree of Technical Director in industrial engineering and a Master’s in education at Florence University, he started as a trainer and consultant in VET in 1995 and currently is the President of Centro Studi "Cultura Sviluppo", the research and training provider institute based in Tuscany and in charge to represent the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training in Italy.

As a LLL expert, he has been an EU Parliament Agora forum member, contributing directly to EU vision building process in VET and has collected hundreds of missions in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Comoros, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom working in international projects as a leader or a team member.

He has developed and introduced new learning methods and education practices for unemployed, disadvantaged, youngsters and adults, designing and organizing trainings, trainings for trainers and assessments in many fields like health and safety at work and Quality Management for public and private small and large organizations and introducing, from 1996, ICT resources in education with the production and implementation of multimedia learning materials and blended e-learning solutions in support to the on site learning.

In Italian and English language he has designed and produced several learning materials also to apply ISO standards and Quality Management principles in VET sector and in this field he is also a certified Skill Assessor recognized by Tuscany Region VET Authority.

In the last years, also as a leader of the project, he is as well deeply involved in developing mobility for learning.

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