European Commission to deepen co-operation on education and culture with Mexico
Today the European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Ján Figel', signed two Joint Declarations between the European Commission and the Government of Mexico on education and culture in the presence of the Mexican Ambassador to the EU, H.E. Sandra Fuentes-Berain. With these Declarations the European Commission and the Government of Mexico aim to reinforce their co-operation in the form of a policy dialogue on key issues in education and culture.The Joint Declarations signed today in the fields of culture and education formally mark the launch of a policy dialogue between the European Commission and the United Mexican States.
This initiative partnership builds on rich and diversified co-operation in education already developed through EU-funded programmes, such as Erasmus Mundus. The objective of the policy dialogue is to create a mechanism for the exchange of information and experiences that is beneficial for both sides.
On his trip to Brazil in May, Commissioner Figel' signed similar declarations with his counterparts in the Government of Brazil. This came as a follow-up to the Joint Action Plan adopted at the 2nd EU-Brazil Summit in December 2008 (Rio de Janeiro), which provides for the launch of a sectoral policy dialogue in the fields of education and culture.
To know more
- European Commission Press Release "European Commission and Government of Mexico launch policy dialogue in education and culture" (IP/09/906 on Rapid, 11 June 2009)
- Joint Declarations EU-Mexico in education and culture
- European Commission Press Release "European Commission and Government of Brazil launch policy dialogue in education and culture" (IP/09/795 on Rapid, 15 May 2009)
- Joint Declarations EU-Brazil in education and culture
- European Commission: External co-operation in education and training