'Youth on the Move' – one of the flagship initiatives in the Europe 2020 growth strategy, will be launched on 15 September 2010.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou signed the largest EU budget support programme for South Africa at the conclusion of the EU-South Africa Summit in Brussels on 28 September.
The programme, worth more than €122 million, will support primary education. Commissioner Vassiliou and Angie Motshekga, South Africa's Minister for Basic Education, signed the agreement in the presence of the country's President, Jacob Zuma, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
Message of European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Ms Androulla Vassiliou, to pupils, students and teachers across Europe on the opportunity of the start of the new academic year 2010-2011.
Dear pupils, students, teachers and academic staff,
Taking this opportunity as you head back to school for the new academic year 2010 -2011, I would like to wish you a creative, fruitful and enjoyable term. Europe lays its hope on the excellent work that you will all together produce.