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The next CULT Committee meeting

The next meeting will take place on Monday 19 January 2015 at 15.00-18.30 and on Tuesday 20 January 2015 at 9.00-12.30 and at 15.00-18.30 in Brussels.

An integrated approach to cultural heritage in Europe: State of play and perspectives

The Committee on Culture and Education held a public hearing on 'An integrated approach to cultural heritage in Europe: State of play and perspectives' which took place on 2 December 2014 in Brussels. The hearing focused on the current state of play, the challenges faced and the steps to be taken in order to tap into the potential of cultural heritage for social progress and sustainable economic development.
The hearing is available through video-on-demand on the Parliament website.

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CULT 02-12-2014 - 10:22  

The three finalist films competing for the 2014 Lux Prize will be screened at the European Parliament from 1 to 12 December. The films will also be shown at the Brussels fine arts centre BOZAR on 2 and 3 December, in the presence of their directors. The final three films competing for the prize this year are Class Enemy (Razredni sovražnik), by Rok Biček (Slovenia), Bande de filles, by Céline Sciamma (France) and Ida, by Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland/ Denmark)

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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