CULT Committee meeting 13-14 July 2011

The European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee (CULT) will hold its session tommorrow and on Thursday.

During the Committee meeting, Polish high officials will present the agenda of the Polish presidency of the Council of the European Union in the Education, Culture and Youth sector. On 13 July, Polish ministers Ms Katarzyna Hall (National Education), Ms Barbara Kudrycka (Science and Higher Education), Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski (Culture and National Heritage), and Mr Adam Giersz (Sport and Tourism) will present the priorities of the Polish Presidency of the Council in their respective areas.

On 14 July, the Committee will vote on amendments to Draft Budget 2012. After the vote, Morten L├śKKEGAARD, CULT Rapporteur for Budget 2012, will present his draft opinion that, among other things, highlights the importance of education in achieving the Europe 2020 headline targets and calls for an ambitious programme in the field of sport.

Also on the agenda there will be discussions on “The Agenda for New Skills and Jobs”.

The Agenda of the Committee can be consulted on: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+COMPARL+CULT-OJ-20110713-1+02+DOC+PDF+V0//EN&language=EN

The session can be seen live at the following link:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/wps-europarl-internet/frd/live/live-video?eventId=20110713-0900-COMMITTEE-CULT&language=en