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The next CULT Committee meeting

The next CULT Committee meeting will take place on Monday, 6 October 2014 from 15:00 to 18:30 in Brussels.
Please note that the meeting on 7 October has been cancelled.

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2015 budget of the European Union

The deadline for amendments on the 2015 budget of the European Union was 23 July and 29 July for the opinion. The amendments to the budget and the draft opinion were voted during the CULT committee meeting on 4 September.

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Visit of the Italian Presidency

The CULT Committee welcomed the Italian Presidency-in-Office of the Council of the European Union during its meeting on 3 and 4 September:
  • Dario Franceschini (Ministro dei Beni e delle Attività culturali e del Turismo)
  • Luigi Bobba (Sottosegretario al Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali con delega alle Politiche giovanili)
  • Stefania Giannini (Ministro dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca)

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The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers on 2, 3 and 22 September, following a first series of meetings held on 22 and 23 July.

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