News archive - Western Balkans Steering Platform Meeting related to Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

On 31 March The European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture organised a meeting of its Western Balkans Steering Platform Meeting to discuss on Culture policies, Creative Programme as well as Training and Youth related initiative.

The event was held online and was upon invitation only.

09:30 - 09:50

Welcome remarks and introduction NO TIMER

Filip Van Depoele, Head of Unit ‘International Cooperation’, EC DG EAC

Ruta Zarnauskaite, Head of Unit ‘Horizon Europe Association’, EC DG R&I

Miroslav Veskovic, ‘Inter-institutional, International Relations and Out-reach’, EC DG JRC

Adrienn Kiraly, Adviser, Western Balkans Strategy, EC DG NEAR

Aline Humbert, French Presidency of the Council of the EU

09:50 - 10:30


Towards the Ministerial Meetings of the Western Balkans Platforms on Education and Training, Research and Innovation & Culture


10:30 – 10:50

Update on Culture policy and Creative Europe programme

Helene Skikos, Creative Europe Programme Manager, EC DG EAC 5 min

Olivier Fontaine, Cultural Policy Officer, EC DG EAC 5 min

Tour de Table 20 min

10:50 – 11:15


Dinaric Perspectives on TIMSS 2019 (Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science) in South-Eastern Europe & update on progress on TIMSS 2023 and ICILS 2023 (International Computer and Information Literacy Study)

Paula Korsnakova, IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) 15 min

Q&A, general discussion 10 min

11:15 – 11:30

Technical Break


11:30 – 12:15

Update on Youth policy and 2022 European Year of Youth

Jacob Kornbeck, Policy Officer, Youth Policy Unit, EC DG EAC 10 min

Julia Tief, Policy Assistant, EC DG EAC 10 min

Fanny Seree, Policy Assistant, EC DG NEAR 10 min

Tour de Table 15min



Closing remarks



Geographical focus
  • EC
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on April 13, 2022
Modified on April 13, 2022