Culture and Education in the EU
The CULT Committee is responsible for Culture and Education in the EU, reviewing or improving its policies in those areas. Notably, Parliament have decided to increase the budget for the next generation Erasmus+ programme, under the new Multiannual Financial Framework. From 2021-2027, Erasmus+ plans to make Erasmus more inclusive and simpler to promote educational and youth initiatives.
The EU is very keen on promoting youth work and cooperation amongst the youth; from 2014-2020 the Erasmus+ programme has set aside approximately 2.1 billion euros for the youth. This amount was set aside to improve skills, boost social inclusion and enhance solidarity through international youth activities. Additionally, the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) plans to create opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in solidarity-oriented projects from 2021 to 2027.
Furthermore, the EU sports policy places volunteering and the scope of sport at the heart of its actions. The EU encourages member states to monitor and record sport standards, as well as establish public funding towards sports. Aside from that, the EU focuses on the human aspect ensuring that all sportsmen involved are treated with moral integrity, physically and mentally. Likewise, the audiovisual, media and digital policy aims to provide fixed rules to prevent terrorism and violence via traditional television and video-sharing platforms.
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