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Directorate-General for Education and Culture (EAC)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for the education and culture policy of the European Union. The DG is responsible for a series of programmes that contribute to the preservation of European values and prosperity and the participation of citizens in European integration.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • building a Europe of knowledge (life long learning programmes, facilitating exchange programmes)
  • to preserve and develop cultural diversity in the EU in all in forms
  • to involve citizens in the proces of European integration in order to contribute to mutual understanding, trust and tolerance


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 148 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
07.07.2020  Implementation and relevance of the EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020.
Report com(2020)293
06.11.2019  Implementation of the Council Recommendation on promoting health-enhancing physical activity across sectors.
Report com(2019)565
28.10.2019  Implementation, results and overall assessment of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Report com(2019)548
11.07.2019  Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027: Boosting the Innovation Talent and Capacity of Europe.
Decision com(2019)330
11.07.2019  European Institute of Innovation and Technology (recast).
Regulation com(2019)331


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 25 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
30.01.2019  Provisions for the continuation of ongoing learning mobility activities under Erasmus+ in the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.
Regulation com(2019)65
28.07.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 1295/2013 establishing the Creative Europe programme (2014 to 2020).
Regulation com(2017)385
30.05.2017  Legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps.
Regulation com(2017)262
30.08.2016  European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Decision com(2016)543
17.06.2016  Amendment of Decision No 445/2014/EU establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033.
Decision com(2016)400


Legislation in force

There are at least 17 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
22.05.2018  High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Systems.
Recommendation com(2018)271
22.05.2018  Comprehensive approach to the teaching and learning of languages.
Recommendation com(2018)272
22.05.2018  Promoting automatic mutual recognition of higher education and upper secondary education diplomas and the outcomes of learning periods abroad.
Recommendation com(2018)270
17.01.2018  Promoting common values, inclusive education, and the European dimension of teaching.
Recommendation com(2018)23
17.01.2018  Key Competences for Lifelong Learning.
Recommendation com(2018)24