Public consultations: which way forward for EU education and youth policy?

The European Commission has just published the results of public consultations on the future generation of EU programmes for education and youth from 2014. Between September and November 2010, anyone interested was invited to give their opinions on the design of the funding programmes under the next multiannual budget of the European Union.

The consultations on future programmes in education and training, youth and international co-operation in higher education together received more than 8700 responses via online questionnaires and written contributions. Most of the respondents were from Europe and active in the fields of education and youth policy.

The results of these consultations will feed into the Commission’s preparations for the next generation of education and youth programmes. The Commission will propose an outline of the post-2013 budget at the end of June and present a proposal for new education and youth programmes in the autumn 2011.
To find out more about the results see the below analyses of the responses to the public consultations, prepared by external consultants:

Results of the public consultation on the future European programme on education and training (current Lifelong Learning Programme)

Results of the public consultation on the future European youth programme (currently Youth in Action)
Results of the public consultation on the future EU programme for international co-operation in higher education and human capital development (currently Erasmus Mundus)