Mission letter for the new Commissioner Tibor Navracsics for “Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship”

The new EU-Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker, announced his allocation of European Commission portfolios. After the European Union has come through one of the most testing periods in its history, one of the biggest challenges will be to convince citizens that things will change. “To deliver change, the Commission needs to be open to reform” Jean-Claude Juncker said.There will be seven vice-presidents, each leading a project team. Each vice-president will be coordinating the work of a number of commissioners that will change according to the subject. Furthermore there are 20 Commissioners in charge of specialized topics.

Further informations for the resposnibilities of the new  hungarian Commissioner Tibor Navracsics for "Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship".


The priorities set out in the Mission letter:

The European Semester should be the vehicle for pursuing the modernisation of education systems, including with a view to progressing towards the targets set in the Europe 2020 strategy in the field of education.

Contributing to reinforcing the “knowledge triangle” between education, business and research.

Supporting the work of the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility on youth employment, the development of skills and the strengthening of lifelong learning.

Strengthening the understanding of the general public of how EU policies are shaped today and helping citizens to learn more about the EU and to engage in EU debates. Particular attention should be paid to reaching out to the beneficiaries of activities organised through the “Europe for Citizens” programme and ERASMUS+, as well as in the context of the traineeship programme organised by the Commission.

Tibor Navracsics himself was surprised, with the post of being the new Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship” because he was hoping for a job that has something to do with foreign affairs as he was until 2014 the foreign minister of Hungary and has no background in Education.The Commisoners-designate are invited for a hearing in the European Parliament, in which they need to answer questions raised by the members of the European Parliament.


Hearing in the Committee for Culture and Ecudation  (CULT):

First October: 6:00-9:00 PM

Mission letter: