Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council
Legal protection of electronic pay services on agenda
By Manon Malhère | Friday 25 November 2011
Adult education, the role of culture in growth and the European Convention on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional access are the main topics to be discussed during the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council to be held on 28-29 November in Brussels.
In the section on audiovisual policy, the ministers should adopt a Council decision on the signing of the European Convention on the legal protection of conditional access services and conditional access services (pay services). To recall, this convention of the Council of Europe, in force since 2003, aims to implement sanctions against piracy systems that filter access to paid content. It applies to television, radio services and transmission over the internet.
In education section, in addition to the approval of a resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning, the ministers should adopt conclusions on the mobility of language competence, the modernisation of higher education and the framework for educational mobility.
Ministers should also approve conclusions on cultural and creative competences and their role in the creation of European intellectual capital. In addition, they should hold a public debate on the contribution of the cultural sector to economic growth and job creation.
Finally, a ministerial debate is planned on cooperation in the area of young people in the external dimension of the EU.