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
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
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).