Aid to education
The European Commission, is the body with direct responsibility for the European Union’s aid programs. It is divided into Directorates-General.
The European Commission’s strategic priorities in education are:
- Quality of education
- Vocational training
- Addressing inequalities
In 2017, the European Commission launched the “European Consensus on Development”, a shared vision and framework for action for development cooperation for the European Union (EU) and its member states. This blueprint reiterates the EU’s commitment to education for all as a prerequisite for youth employability and long-lasting development.
In 2016, the European Commission announced that it will increase its contribution to education in emergencies in 2017 to 6% of its humanitarian aid budget. The increase amounts to a six-fold increase since 2014.
The European Union and GPE
In December 2017, the European Commission announced it will provide 287.5 million euros for the 2018-2020 period. (approx US$350m)
The European Commission hosted the second GPE replenishment conference in Brussels (2014).