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.

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​Head of Unit: Kyriakos Tsirimiagos

Assitant to the HoU: David Freixas Montplet

Administrators:

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


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To contact the SEDEC team, please use the Contact form (subject 'Social policy, education, employment, research and culture')

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