Work programme 2012-2015
Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council
Meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council of European Union.
At their meeting on 12 December 2014, ministers adopted conclusions on entrepreneurship in education and training.
These conclusions highlight that entrepreneurship requires the development of a series of competences, which should be addressed at all levels of education and training. They also note the importance of reinforcing the links between the education system and the business world.
The conclusions invite member states and the Commission to fully exploit the potential that Erasmus + offers in supporting entrepreneurship education and to make the best use of other European resources, such as the European Social Fund.
The Council held a debate on the key role of education and training for economic growth. This debate constitutes the contribution from the education sector to the mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy.
In addition, ministers discussed a cross sectorial approach to youth policies, as a tool for better tackling socio-economic challenges. In this context, the Council also adopted conclusions on promoting young people's access to rights in order to foster their autonomy and participation in civil society.
Council conclusions on promoting young people's access to rights in order to foster their autonomy and participation in civil society.
During an informal lunch, ministers held a debate on how to increase the added value of mobility programmes in higher education.