We are very pleased to welcome the Directorate General for Education and Culture to this years EBS.
The Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is the branch of the European Commission charged with Education, Training, Youth, Culture, Multi-lingualism and Sport.
Its activities, as concerns education and training, are framed by the Education and Training 2020 strategy (ET2020), linked to the Europe 2020 strategy, designed to promote growth and jobs in Europe, as well as contributing to the development of skills for the labour market and to foster innovation.
In the field of education and training, DG EAC is responsible for the development of evidence-based policy and the management of initiatives in support of education and training across Europe, to complement and support actions by Member States, most notably the Erasmus+ programme, the European institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the Marie Sk?odowska Curie Actions.
The main responsibility is to support Member States in developing coherent policies for schools, vocational education and training, higher education and adult education; to develop policies and instruments for skills and qualifications supply and recognition, to support international cooperation and policy dialogue, and to drive the modernisation of education and training systems, including by promoting stronger links with the business sector.
For more information on DG EAC, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/index_en.htm