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The next CULT Committee meeting

The next meeting will take place on Monday 3 November at 15.00-18.30 and on Tuesday 4 November at 9.00-12.30 in Brussels.

Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Digital Economy & Society

The CULT Committee, jointly with ITRE Committee, heard Günther Oettinger, the Commissioner-designate for Digital Economy and Society.

Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Education, Culture, Youth & Citizenship

The CULT Committee heard Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner-designate for Education, Culture, Youth & Citizenship.

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"The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers in a series of meetings held in July and September."

Presentation and competencies
Committee responsible for:
1. the cultural aspects of the European Union, and in particular:
(a) improving the knowledge and dissemination of culture,
(b) the protection and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity,
(c) the conservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage, cultural exchanges and artistic creation;
2. the Union's education policy, including the European higher education area, the promotion of the system of European schools and lifelong learning;
3. audiovisual policy and the cultural and educational aspects of the information society;
4. youth policy;
5. the development of a sports and leisure policy;
6. information and media policy;
7. cooperation with third countries in the areas of culture and education and relations with the relevant international organisations and institutions.
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Welcome to the website of the Committee on Culture and Education. Here you will find information about our work such as meeting agendas, draft reports and amendments as well as details on the Members of the Committee, including how to contact them. You can also follow our meetings live via webstreaming.
Our Committee is responsible for all the cultural aspects of the Union such as the dissemination of culture, cultural heritage, cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as for education, the audiovisual policy, the cultural and educational aspects of the information society, youth and sports.
The European Parliament plays an equal role with the Member State governments in adopting new laws and supervising the Union's programmes in these areas. In that regard, our Committee is responsible for the ‘Erasmus +’ programme for education, training, youth and sport, ‘Creative Europe’ which supports European cultural and creative sectors and the ‘Europe for citizens’ programme.
The Committee also regularly holds public hearings to gather evidence from experts in the fields of its competence.
It is an honour to be Chair of this Committee and I hope that this website will help you to follow its work.
Silvia Costa
Chair, Committee on Culture and Education