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Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

Education and Culture
Date: Monday, 20 November 2017

Venue: Brussels and Webstreaming

Youth

The Council will try to reach a general approach on the proposal for a regulation on the European Solidarity Corps. This is a new EU initiative aiming to support volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people.

The Council will also adopt conclusions on smart youth work, calling for the creation of tools that young people can use to prevent and manage risks in the digital age.

Education

Ministers will discuss the future of skills and the changing role of vocational education and training.

In addition, the Council will adopt a recommendation on tracking graduates to help understand the causes of graduate employability.

The Council will also adopt conclusions on:

  • school development and excellent teaching
  • renewed EU agenda for higher education

Culture

The Council will adopt conclusions on promoting access to culture via digital means. The conclusions focus on audience development for cultural organisations in an ever digital environment.

In addition, ministers will discuss the role of culture in building cohesive societies in Europe, in light of increased migration and mobility flows.

The Council will also have the opportunity to be informed about the review of the directive on audiovisual media services.

Sport

Ministers will welcome Thomas Bach, president of the international olympic committee. They will discuss the main challenges facing sport in the 21st century and cooperation between the EU, governments and sport movement.

The Council will adopt conclusions on the role of coaches in society. It will also adopt a resolution on further developing the EU structured dialogue in sport.

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