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Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will 'Roam Like at Home' and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.

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8 young people wearing the European Solidarity Corps t-shirt © EU
11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth

The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The proposal adopted today marks the consolidation of the Corps for the next budgetary period.

11/06/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Transport and travel
Valdis Dombrovskis, Marianne Thyssen, Tibor Navracsics, Mariya Gabriel © EU
30/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth / Economy and the euro

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase funding for Creative Europe, the programme supporting European cultural and creative sectors and audiovisual works, to €1.85 billion.

Aleksander Ceferin, Krasen Kralev, Boil Banov, Tibor Navracsics © EU
23/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth

The Council had an exchange of views on a long term vision for the contribution of culture to the EU after 2020, focusing in particular on what actions need to be undertaken at EU level to raise the level of ambition in the cultural field, so that culture becomes a real driver of change in the future. 

Tibor Navracsics © EU
22/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth

The Commission is advancing work to build a European Education Area by 2025, reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation, with a new set of measures, including a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda for Culture.

Christos Stylianides © EU
18/05/2018 - Culture, education and youth / International aid, development and cooperation

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months. 

Erasmus students in class using laptop © EU
15/03/2018 - Culture, education and youth

Erasmus+, one of the EU's iconic and most successful programmes, today adds an online version to its mobility actions, to link more students and young people from European countries and the Southern neighbourhood of the EU.

21/02/2018 - Culture, education and youth
15/02/2018 - Culture, education and youth
Young people working on computers © EU
17/01/2018 - Culture, education and youth

To follow up on the Gothenburg Summit, the European Commission has adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union. 

Erasmus + poster and EU flags © EU
30/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

As the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus come to an end today, the European Commission has published a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016.

Thomas Bach, Indrek Saar and Tibor Navracsics © EU
21/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The Council had an exchange of views on how culture can contribute to making European societies more cohesive. Ministers also reached a general approach on a draft regulation on the European Solidarity Corps. 

Margaritis Schinas, on the right, and Jyrki Katainen © EU
14/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

With the debate on the future of Europe in full swing, the European Commission is today setting out its vision for how we can create a European Education Area by 2025.

Person browsing on laptop © EU
13/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission launched today a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation and set up a High-Level Expert Group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.

Tibor Navracsics © EU
09/11/2017 - Culture, education and youth

The 2017 edition of the Commission's Education and Training Monitor, published today, shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students' educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds. 

Students in classroom © EU
30/08/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Employment and social rights / Justice and citizens’ rights

The Commission has published the results of an assessment that looks at how Member States are implementing their national Roma integration strategies. The assessment highlights how the situation of Roma has changed since 2011. 

Pierre Moscovici © EU
13/07/2017 - Culture, education and youth / Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence

The European Commission has today put forward new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity. 

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.

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