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Marianne Thyssen © EU
20/06/2017 - Asylum and migration / Culture, education and youth

On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'.

Tibor Navracsics in front of poster for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus © EU
13/06/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The EU today celebrates 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 9 million people have now benefited from exchanges abroad. 

Five students and computer © EU
30/05/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The Commission has today adopted new initiatives on school and higher education, including a proposal on graduate tracking to help Member States collect information on what graduates do after their studies.

23/05/2017 - Culture, education and youth
5 students with books © EU
27/03/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The European Commission presented today an initiative under the Erasmus+ programme which further supports learning and mobility of young Europeans.

17/02/2017 - Culture, education and youth
Erasmus+ poster © EU
26/01/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The European Commission published new figures showing that the EU's education and training programme, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is more successful and open than ever.

Dimitris Avramopoulos and Vĕra Jourová © EU
24/01/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

Today, the European Commission publishes its third EU Citizenship Report taking stock of progress since 2014 and further presenting actions to ensure citizens can fully enjoy their rights when working, travelling, studying or participating in elections. 

Young people wearing the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) t-shirt © EU
07/12/2016 - Culture, education and youth

The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, just two months after President Juncker announced it and as a first deliverable of the priorities for action identified in the Bratislava Roadmap. 

Tibor Navracsics and Peter Plavcan © EU
22/11/2016 - Culture, education and youth

The Council adopted a resolution on a New Skills Agenda, which highlights the main aspects that will guide Council work in this field, in response to the Commission's communication on the strategic importance of skills for sustaining jobs, growth and competitiveness.

30/06/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Culture, education and youth
Tibor Navracsics and Dimitris Avramopoulos © EU
14/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens’ rights

Delivering on its European Agenda on Security, the European Commission is today presenting further steps to support Member States in preventing and countering violent radicalisation leading to terrorism.

Schüler und Lehrer © EU
10/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights

The Commission has adopted today a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.

Federica Mogherini © EU
08/06/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The strategy adopted today is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.

Mr Tibor Navracsics and Ms Edith Schippers © EU
31/05/2016 - Culture, education and youth

Ministers had a first exchange of views on the recent Commission proposal for a revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMS). The AVMS regulates the free circulation of audiovisual works, combining jurisdiction in the country of origin with (minimum) protection of general interests throughout the EU.

Five students and computer screen © EU
11/05/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights

Harmonised EU entry and residence rules to make it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities were approved by Parliament. 

Christos Stylianides © EU
05/04/2016 - Culture, education and youth / Enlargement, external relations and trade

Today the European Commission has announced a €52 million humanitarian aid package aimed specifically at educational projects for children in emergency situations in 2016.

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