The conference, organised by the Belgian EU Presidency, takes place on 8-9 September and aims to discuss the links between culture and innovation. During her speech, Commissioner Vassiliou said: "We now understand, much better than before, the place of culture in the knowledge economy. We have woken up to its potential to drive growth." Read the Commissioner's full speech here or visit the culture website for more details on the conference.
Commissioner Vassiliou speaks at conference on "Breaking the cycle of disadvantage - inclusion in and through education and training"
In the speech she gave during the conference organised by the Belgian Presidency in Gent on September 27-28, Commissioner Vassiliou underlined the EU's commitment to an inclusive Europe. "We have to do more, and reach more people, in our efforts to make education a gateway to new opportunities. (…) Delivering social justice is not only a question of generosity. It is not only an ethical challenge. It is in the interest of our societies. (…) I am convinced that this is the way forward", she said.
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Commissioner Vassiliou speaks at Grundtvig Tenth Anniversary Conference on "European Cooperation in Adult learning – Shaping the Future"