Education, Culture, Youth & Sport

Education, culture, youth and sport are not full competences of the EU and the majority of decisions on these topics are made at a national level. However, the Union considers that it is nonetheless worth collaborating on these topics considering their impact on jobs and growth. The work of the Union in these policies therefore tends to focus on working together to solve common challenges.

Two funding programmes exist to support this policy area:

  • Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport
  • Creative Europe – for culture and media


Following the closure of the European Partnership at the end of March 2019, this website is no longer active and will not be updated. However, it will be kept live for a period of time as an archive resource.