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
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 152 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
09.12.2022  Cultural dimension of sustainable development in EU actions.
Report com(2022)709
 
18.11.2022  Progress towards the achievement of the European Education Area.
Communication com(2022)700
 
21.04.2021  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on a Regulation establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme.
com(2021)210
 
16.04.2021  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on a Regulation establishing 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.
com(2021)187
 
16.04.2021  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on a Regulation establishing the Creative Europe programme (2021 to 2027).
com(2021)184
 

2.

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
18.08.2020  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(2020)384
 
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
 
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
 
11.06.2018  European Solidarity Corps programme.
Regulation com(2018)440
 

3.

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