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
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.