Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission (TF-HRETY)

Task Force - Ressources humaines, éducation, formation et jeunesse de la Commission européenne

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Founded within the framework of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC). Ceased to exist when became Directorate-General XXII of the European Commission.


Demonstrate the increasing priority accorded by the European Community to the development of its human resources and give more emphasis to its contribution in the field of education, training and youth as a complement to Member State policies. The mandate given by the Commission to the Task Force included, in addition to the continued management of several Community programmes, the following main missions: a coordinating and animating role on questions regarding investment in human resources (Education, Training and Youth); the improvement of the quality of education and training in the Community; the pursuit of stronger cooperation with and between the social partners in continuing education and training; the monitoring of vocational training policies to promote economic and social cohesion in relation to the Structural Funds and PEDIP; the development of Community actions in favour of young people, building on existing activities (Youth for Europe, and Young Workers Exchange programmes); representation of the Commission with regard to all matters concerning the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) including definition and coordination of CEDEFOP's work programme.


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Administrative Units (6): 1. Cooperation in Education, ERASMUS and LINGUA (also deals with ARION Programme and EURYDICE); 2. COMETT Programme, University - Industry Cooperation in Advanced Training and TEMPUS (also deals with EC/US, EC/Canada and EC/Japan cooperation); 3. Education and training for technological change; 4. Initial vocational training, PETRA and vocational qualifications (also deals with social dialogue); 5. Continuing vocational training, FORCE and EUROTECNET (also deals with EUROFORM); 6. Vocational questions, including relations with the Youth Forum, Youth for Europe, education of migrants and art and design education, information and publications.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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