EP’s Committee on Culture and Education raises its concerns about the draft general EU budget for 2015
The Committee on Culture and Education raised its concerns about the General Budget for 2015. The Committee criticises cutting the budget for the Europe for Citizens programme. Among other things, it also proposes improving the EU’s communication policy towards citizens, raising the profile of European volunteering and volunteer networks. The Committee points out that austerity measures destroying public services are jeopardising the possibility for education and training systems to contribute to economic recovery and that lifelong learning must be “a high priority in order to fight poverty and inequalities”.