Androulla Vassiliou's visit to China has helped cement positive relations between the EU and China, opening a dialogue on cultural cooperation, and various other issues.
Some people think of the EU as essentially an economic grouping, so why is it directly involved in cultural policy? In an interview for the 'Europe in the UK' website, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou explains the EU's aims in supporting culture and creativity – and how European funding can help drive growth and innovation in the sector, as well as creating jobs.
There are six million teachers in the European Union. Their role in developing our children's talents is crucial. Here, Commissioner Vassiliou pays tribute to the profession and outlines the Commission's plans to support it in future.
Androulla Vassiliou visits the UK to raise awareness about the Commission's 'Youth on the Move' initiative, aimed at encouraging young people to boost their development and skills by taking up EU-sponsored opportunities to study, train or work abroad.
Commissioner Vassiliou visited on Friday morning the William Davies Primary School in London, where she spoke with children about the importance reading and actually read with some of those who have trouble reading well. At the WorldSkills, the world's largest competition for trainees and apprentices, she spoke about the importance of vocational training and about EU projects to help young people try studying and working abroad, and reform of education systems.