What is the Directorate General for Education and Culture?

The Directorate General for Education and Culture, or DG EAC, is the branch of the European Commission charged with Education, Training, Youth, Sport, and Culture.

The activities of DG EAC in the field of sport are outlined by:

What does it do?

EAC is responsible for the development of evidence based policy in the field of sport, as well as fostering cooperation, and managing initiatives in support of physical activity and sport across Europe, notably through the Erasmus+ programme.

As the executive arm of the European Union, the European Commission is held accountable to the European Parliament, namely, in the case of DG EAC, the Education and Culture Committee.

What are its responsibilities?

DG EAC has three main areas of activity in the field of sport:

What are the next steps?

In addition to the Erasmus+ programme, which provides a variety of activities to promote the role of sport in society, DG EAC will be managing other initiatives to increase the role of sport in society.