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.

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