Media advice – Council “Education, Youth, Culture and Sport” from 4.-5. April 2022

Preliminary program

All times given are approximate and subject to change

Presidency:
Roselyne Bachelot, French Minister of Culture
Roxana Maracineanu, French Minister Delegate to the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sport, in charge of Sport
Frédérique Vidal, French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
Sarah El Haïry, French Secretary of State at the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sport, in charge of youth and engagement


Monday April 4th

Culture

+/- 08:00 a.m
Arrivals (live stream)

+/- 09:00 a.m
Statement on the arrival of the French Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot

09:30
Start of the session of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

Adoption of the agenda

Recognition of “A” points:

  • List of non-legislative activities
  • List of legislative activities (+/- 09:50 public session)

Conclusions on strengthening intercultural exchange through the mobility of artists and cultural and creative professionals and through multilingualism in the digital age (public session)

Conclusions entitled “Building a European strategy for the cultural and creative industries ecosystem” (public session)

Measures to protect the cultural sector and its actors affected by the situation in Ukraine – orientation debate (public session)

Diver

  • (a) The Euro-Mediterranean Naples Conference of Ministers of Culture – the first meeting of culture ministers of the EU Southern Partnership (Naples, 16-17 June 2022) (public session)
  • (b) Election of European Capital of Culture 2026 (Trenčín)
  • (c) Coordination of European actions in support of Ukraine in the field of culture and media
  • (d) Meeting between Croatian and Ukrainian museologists, conservators and restorers on March 15, 2022
  • (e) Work program of the incoming Presidency

At the end of the session (+/- 12:45 p.m.) – Live press conference.

Sports

+/- 11h00
Statement on the arrival of Roxana Maracineanu, French Ministerial Delegate to the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sport, in charge of Sport

+/- 2:00 p.m
Arrivals (live stream)

3:00 p.m
Resumption of the session of the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport

Conclusions on “Sport and physical activity, promising levers for behavioral change for sustainable development” (public session)

Promoting the values ​​of the European Union through sport and its organization – orientation debate (public session)

Diver

  • (f) Effects of the war in Ukraine on the sport sector in Europe
  • (g) Work program of the incoming Presidency

At the end of the session (+/- 17.45) – Live press conference.


Tuesday, April 5th

education

+/- 08:00 a.m
Arrivals (live stream)

+/- 08:45 a.m
Statement on the arrival of Frédérique Vidal, French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation

+/- 09:00 a.m
Statement on the arrival of Jean-Michel Blanquer, French Minister for National Education, Youth and Sport

09:30
Resumption of the session of the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport

Council Recommendation on Building bridges for effective European cooperation in higher education (Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Articles 165(4) and 166(4) TFEU) (public meeting)

Conclusions on a European strategy to strengthen universities for the future of Europe (public session)

Conclusions on “Strengthening the mobility of teachers and trainers, in particular European mobility, in their education and training” (public session)

Strengthening of crisis management and anticipation in the European education area – orientation debate (public session)

Diver

  • (a) Statement on Building a Shared Vision on the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity of Investing in Education (Public Session)
  • (b) 3rd High Level Meeting of Education Ministers at the 9th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference (Nicosia, 5-7 October 2022) (public session)
  • (c) Work program of the incoming Presidency

At the end of the session (+/- 12:30 p.m.) – Live press conference.

youth

+/- 12:00 p.m
Arrivals (live stream)

+/- 12:15 p.m
Statement on the arrival of Sarah El Haïry, French Secretary of State to the Minister for National Education, Youth and Sport, in charge of youth and engagement

3:00 p.m
Resumption of the session of the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport

Council Recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers within the European Union (Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Articles 165(4) and 166(4) TFEU) (public meeting)

Conclusions – Promoting the engagement of young people as agents of change in favor of environmental protection (public session)

Diver

  • (d) Report of the discussion during the informal youth dinner (public session)

Mobility of Young European Volunteers: Articulating National and Transnational Experiences to Bring European Citizenship to Life – orientation debate (public session)

Diver

  • (e) Work program of the incoming Presidency

At the end of the session (+/- 18:00) – Live press conference.


Modalities of press conferences

The press conferences will be held in a hybrid format: EU accredited journalists can attend and ask questions either remotely or in person in the ECCL press room.

If you have not registered for any of the press events at a previous Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council meeting, please use this link to register and have the opportunity to ask questions remotely.

  • Registration deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:45 a.m

Further information will be sent to all registered participants shortly after the registration deadline.

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