Education, Youth, Culture, Sport
Council Meeting

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

23-11-2015 / 24-11-2015 - Justus Lipsius building

Agenda highlights

Ministers will focus on several aspects of migration policy, including:

  • strategies for integrating recently arrived migrants and people with a migrant background
  • how youth policy can best address the challenges raised by increased migration flows
  • amending the work plan for culture (2015-2018) to reinforce the priority on intercultural dialogue
  • how sport activities can help disadvantaged youth find their place in society, including migrants

The Council is also due to adopt a new EU work plan for youth (2016-2018). This plan will enable the EU and its member states to continue addressing the still high youth unemployment rates and the consequences of the crisis on young people. It is a flexible, structured plan with a limited number of key initiatives in specific areas.

Ministers will adopt the 2015 joint report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020).

The Council will also hold a debate on actions to combat the destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage in conflict areas, on the basis of a presidency background document.

In its sport session, the Council will adopt conclusions reviewing the 2011 resolution on the representation of EU member states in the foundation board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the coordination of their positions before WADA meetings.

  • Updated 18-11-2015