This Directorate-General is responsible for the education and culture policy of the European Union. The DG is responsible for a series of programmes that contribute to the preservation of European values and prosperity and the participation of citizens in European integration.
The main tasks of this DG are:
-building a Europe of knowledge (life long learning programmes, facilitating exchange programmes)
-to preserve and develop cultural diversity in the EU in all in forms
-to involve citizens in the proces of European integration in order to contribute to mutual understanding, trust and tolerance