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European Youth Portal
A new framework for the EU youth policy for 2010 - 2018
The 2010 - 2018 framework for EU cooperation in the youth field aims to create more and equal opportunities for young people in education and in the labour market and to promote active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity of young people. The EU Youth Ministers have committed to help young people to face opportunities and challenges in eight new fields of action: education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world, creativity and culture.

Portals for young people - European (EU)

Inspiring teaching material about the European Union

Comenius: Europe in the classroom
Comenius has the following goals:

  • To improve and increase the mobility of pupils and educational staff in different Member States
  • To enhance and increase partnerships between schools in different Member States, with at least three million pupils taking part in joint educational activities by 2010
  • To encourage language learning, innovative ICT-based content, services and better teaching techniques and practices
  • To enhance the quality and European dimension of teacher training
  • To improve pedagogical approaches and school management

The Erasmus Programme

Erasmus is the EU's flagship education and training programme, enabling more than 180,000 students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting co-operation actions between higher education institutions across Europe. It caters not only for students, but also for professors and business staff who want to teach abroad and for university staff who want to be trained abroad. European Commission on Multilingualism
Languages are one of the key features of cultural identity. The European Union's motto "Unity in diversity" is a reflection of the multilingualism which lies at the heart of the EU. The European Union has always considered its many languages as an asset, rather than as a burden. While committed to political and economic integration among its Member States, the EU actively promotes the freedom of its citizens to speak and write their own language.

Leonardo da Vinci programme

The Leonardo da Vinci programme links policy to practice in the field of vocational education and training (VET). Projects range from those giving individuals the chance to improve their competences, knowledge and skills through a period abroad, to Europe-wide co-operation between training organizations.

EU Language Policy

The European Union contributes to the development of quality education by promoting citizens’ mobility, designing joint study programmes, establishing networks, exchanging information, and through a commitment to lifelong learning.

Languages are a basic building block behind these activities. Multilingual citizens are better equipped to take advantage of the educational opportunities created by an integrated Europe.

The EU’s language policy promotes multilingualism and aims for a situation in which every EU citizen can speak at least two foreign languages in addition to their mother tongue. This follows the call by EU leaders at the March 2002 Barcelona European Council that every child in the EU should be taught at least two foreign languages from an early age.


Supporting and promoting the diversity of the countries.


Unie dans la diversité