Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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The Directorate-General for Education and Culture ("DG EAC")is a Directorate-General of the European Commission.

The Education and Culture Directorate-General’s mission has three main aspects:

  • Building a Europe of knowledge
  • Developing the European cultural area

DG EAC is currently divided into 5 "directorates":

  • Lifelong Learning, Education and Training Policies
  • Lifelong Learning, Education and Training Programmes and actions
  • Culture and Communication
  • Youth, Sport
  • Resources

It oversees the European Union's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, which handles most operational programmes on DG EAC's behalf.

It is under the political responsibility of Cypriot Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.

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