Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC)  

The SEDEC commission has a very wide remit, covering a multitude of policy areas, including:

Employment policy, social policy and social protection

Mobility, equal opportunities

Education and training

R&I

The digital agenda, EU information society

Trans-European ICT Networks

the audio-visual industry and media technologies

Youth  and sport

Multilingualism, the promotion of minority languages, culture and cultural diversity

In addition, SEDEC manages the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) , which is a form of cooperation between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD). The platform seeks to present new R&I solutions, innovative products and best practice, by organising seminars in Brussels and peer-to-peer events in regions, or hosting showcasing events contributing to the KEP annual Action Plan.

What's more, throughout this year, SEDEC will seize the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH 2018) to stress the fundamental role of local and regional authorities in the management, promotion, protection and safeguarding of the European cultural heritage.

The EYCH is a unique opportunity to involve citizens, in particular children and young people, in events and projects emphasising Europe's cultural heritage and values.

Select other CoR commission: CIVEX COTER ECON ENVE NAT SEDEC

​Head of Unit: Kyriakos Tsirimiagos

Assitant to the HoU: David Freixas Montplet

Administrators:

  • Georgios Petras, in charge of Employment and Social policy
  • Rita Soares (END), in charge of Employment and Social policy
  • Doru-lulian Hobjila, in charge of Education, Culture, Youth, Sport and Multilingualism – Audio-visual and Media Related Technologies membership of the Group of Communicators (GOC)
  • Alexander Popov, in charge of Digital Single Market
  • Maria Lozano Uriz, in charge of Digital Single Market and Smart Specialization Strategies
  • Daniele Berno, in charge of Horizontal policies and studies
  • Svetlozar Andreev, in charge of Innovation, RTD and Smart Specialization
  • Pauliina Makarainen, in charge of Education, Culture, Youth, Sport and Multilingualism - Audio-visual and Media Related Technologies
  • Valeria Satta (END), in charge of KEP, Innovation, RTD and Smart Specialization
  • Esther Wirth, in charge of KEP, Innovation, RTD and Smart Specialization
  • Jens Zvirgzdgrauds, in charge of Education and Social policy


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