The EU and UNESCO Project and the future European Education area

- The European Union and UNESCO have developed a new project to strengthen links between young people, heritage and education.  The project, which is expected to start in January 2019, will run for 15 months and has two main components. The first aims to bring intangible cultural heritage into the classroom and secondly to seek to empower a new generation of heritage professionals through the Young Heritage Experts’ Forum. Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: " Enabling young people to engage with Europe's rich and diverse cultural heritage is key in building a cohesive, resilient society for the future."

- The last 18th December, Commissioner Navracsics hosted 300 representatives from 120 European Universities to relaunch the project of building a European Education area by 2025 to transform European higher education and make it more open to cross-border, more innovative and more inclusive cooperation.

In October 2018, the Commission, in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, published a call for proposals dedicated to European Universities projects, which aims to create at least 20 European Universities by 2024. This action consists of bottom-up networks of universities across the EU which will enable students to obtain a degree by combining studies in several EU countries and contribute to the international competitiveness of European universities.