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Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council

Volume 650: debated on Monday 26 November 2018

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council will take place in Brussels on 26 and 27 November 2018. The UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU will represent the UK for the youth session on 26 November and culture-audiovisual and sports sessions on 27 November.


This session of the Council will begin with the partial general approach on the regulation on the European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. This Council will then seek to adopt a resolution on the European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027, as well as conclusions on youth work in the context of migration and refugee matters.

Also tabled for this session is a policy debate on the European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027: from vision to implementation.


This meeting will begin with a progress report on the regulation on creative Europe 2021-2027.

The meeting will then look to adopt conclusion on the work plan for culture 2019-2022. In addition the meeting will seek to adopt conclusions on the strengthening of European content in the digital economy.

There will also be a policy debate on tackling the spread of disinformation online, looking at the challenges for the media ecosystem.

Information will be provided from the German delegation on dealing with items from colonial contexts in European collections. In addition, information will also be provided from the Danish delegation on problems concerning protection and transnational resale of tickets to cultural and sports events.


The sport session of EYCS will begin with the adoption of Council conclusions on the economic dimension of sport and its socio-economic benefits. This will be followed by a policy debate on major sporting events as drivers of innovation.

The EU member states represented in the World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board will present information on the Foundation Board meeting on 14 and 15 November.


There will be information from the Romanian delegation, setting out its work programmes as the incoming presidency for the first half of 2019.