"Investing in education, training and research is the best investment we can make for Europe's future. In the period 2014 – 2020, Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, will enable more than 4 million people to study, train, work or volunteer abroad. This experience enhances their skills, personal development and job prospects - and it can also contribute to overcoming the crisis."
Erasmus+, the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, will be launched in Budapest tomorrow (12 March) by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and the country's Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog.
Speech at Erasmus+ Launch Conference. Bucharest, 11 March 2014
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job.
A lot has been achieved over the years for women's rights and gender equality, but, on this occasion of International Women's Day, we are reminded that much remains to be done.
The education and employment prospects of Romania's young people will be the focus of a visit to Bucharest next week by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
On Monday (10 March), Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will join philanthropist George Soros and Remus Pricopie, the Romanian Minister of Education, to visit education projects in Bucharest which support the social integration of Roma communities.
Speech at EU Presidency Conference, “Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe”